The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) (Proposition 64) was a 2016 voter initiative to legalize cannabis in California. The full name is the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act.
Rules of Proposition 64
There are a number of dos and don'ts to Proposition 64 - Responsible Adult Use of Marijuana in the State of California and they are as follows:
If you have been convicted of possession and/or use of marijuana prior to Proposition 64 and received a felony, you may petition the court to have your record changed to current law under Proposition 64 which would allow legal possession and cultivation.
Under Proposition 64, medical marijuana will still be available for those 18 years of age or older, that hold a valid prescription or physician’s recommendation. You must be in possession of a state-approved medical marijuana identification card in order to legally possess an amount as prescribed.
Responsible Adult Use
Proposition 64 and the State of California expect that possession and use of marijuana is to be done responsibly given that marijuana is a psychoactive drug that can have a number of consequences for its irresponsible or negligent use. How marijuana affects your body and your health can vary from person-to-person and there are no guarantees that it won’t have a negative impact on you if not used responsibly. The State of California and its officials continue to research the impact of the use of marijuana; however, under this law, it is expected that use and possession fall within the guidelines of the statute.
Regardless of the classification of the offense, it is important that you seek the assistance of competent legal counsel to help you best understand your legal defense while identifying an outcome that best minimizes your risk. We here at the H Law Group patiently await your call.