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Marijuana For Personal Use

PERSONAL: MEDICAL USE 

In 1996, the State of California became the first state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana when voters passed Prop 215 or The Compassionate Use Act. That distinction is now shared with 27 other states.  Under the Compassionate Use Act, qualified patients and their caregivers are allowed to cultivate marijuana for personal use, subject to local laws. 

 

In the City of Sacramento, qualified patients and their caregivers are allowed to cultivate marijuana plants in up to 400-square feet in an indoor, fully enclosed property, subject to specific guidelines outlined in Title 8 of the City Code.

 

PERSONAL: NON-MEDICAL (RECREATIONAL) USE 

On November 8, 2016, California voters passed Prop 64 or the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) , allowing adults 21 years or older to legally grow , possess and use marijuana for non-medical purposes.  California is currently one of only seven states where recreational marijuana is legal.  Residential cultivation for recreational use is limited to six mature plants or 12 immature plants per household. 

 

Check our Adult Use/Prop 64 page for answers to your questions on recreational marijuana.

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