Medical and Recreational
Overview of Medical Cannabis in California
Proposition 215 for Possession and Use was passed as a ballot initiative in 1996. Assembly Bills 243, 266, and Senate Bill 643 for authority to license and regulate businesses were passed as legislative bills in 2015. Patients do have to have written recommendations from a qualifying doctor, but do not have to register with the state.
8 oz, but a qualified doctor can recommend more if it is deemed medically necessary.
Overview of Recreational Cannabis in California
Proposition 64 was passed as a ballot initiative in 2016. Home cultivation is allowed.
1 oz flower or 8 grams of concentrate.
Overview of Hemp in California
FAC Section 81001 was established in 2014 in order to assist the California Department of Food and Agriculture make recommendations regarding cultivation of industrial hemp. In 2016 hemp was legally defined as separate from marijuana.
Hemp was then federally legalized in the 2018 Farm Bill, signed December 20, 2018.