It is a sign of the times, the sign on the Highway that used to say Don’t Drink and Drive has been replaced with the sign that says Drive High, get a DUI.
Pot smokers in California are counting down to the “toke of midnight.”
Step aside April, 20, (420), Monday, January 1, 2018, is the new day to celebrate lighting up. Californians over 21 can carry up to an ounce of marijuana, in the State of California. The Federal laws still prohibit carrying pot across State lines, but weed is legal in California for recreational use. Smoking pot or driving under the influence of marijuana are not permitted. Be careful how much weed you put in your brownies as well; in Colorado and other States children have been taken to the hospital after eating “candy.”
Don’t bogart that joint, my friend.
The Golden State will become the eighth (along with Washington, D.C.) State to light up legally with recreational marijuana under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, or Proposition 64, which was passed on November 8, 2016. The law allows adults 21 and older to possess up to 1 ounce of weed.
Cheech & Padilla
California is serious about the regulations, requiring that home cultivation be done in a “fully enclosed and secure” manner. Part of this regulation comes from concerns about enticing robbers if people are “flaunting that they have a valuable product. Think about it; California is known for wine, but people who drink wine don’t steal grapes because there is a process that has to happen to make grapes into alcohol. There isn’t a process for weed, you just grow it and smoke it. No matter how many people are in one household the number of pot plants is limited to six plants at one time.
Celeb-Stoner comic “Cheech” Marin, part of the comedy duo, Cheech & Chong, and California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla teamed up in a new youtube spot on how to start a cannabis business in the Golden State. To find out more go to cannabizfile.sos.ca.gov.