Laws and Regulations

California Proposition 64
  • Legalizes marijuana under state law, for use by adults 21 or older.
  • Designates state agencies to license and regulate marijuana industry.
  • Imposes state excise tax of 15% on retail sales of marijuana, and state cultivation taxes on marijuana of $9.25 per ounce of flowers and $2.75 per ounce of leaves.
  • Exempts medical marijuana from some taxation.
  • Establishes packaging, labeling, advertising, and marketing standards and restrictions for marijuana products.
  • Prohibits marketing and advertising marijuana directly to minors.
  • Allows local regulation and taxation of marijuana.
  • Authorizes re-sentencing and destruction of records for prior marijuana convictions.
For more information, visit the Ballotpedia page for Prop 64

Prohibited Activities 

  • Smoking, vaporizing, or ingesting cannabis or cannabis related products in public places. 
  • Smoking or vaporizing cannabis or cannabis related products in any location where smoking tobacco is prohibited, or within 1,000 feet of a school, day care or youth center where children are present.
  • Consumption of cannabis, or possession of an open container of cannabis or cannabis related products while driving, or riding in the passenger seat of any motor vehicle used for transportation.
  • Possessing, smoking, or ingesting cannabis or cannabis related products on the grounds of a school, day care or youth center while children are present.
  • Manufacturing of concentrated cannabis products with volatile solvents. "Volatile solvents" meaning solvents that are flammable, or explosive when present in sufficient quantities  (i.e. Butane).