How to Get Legal Weed in California
Jan 15, 2016 07:29 AM EST
Happening in November, voters in U.S will decide whether marijuana should be legalized or not. In California, however, it is easy to get hold of weed legally. In related news, one of the donors funded $500,000 to legalize recreational marijuana. Also, there are four measures competing to legalize marijuana in California.
Julian Sonny of Elite Daily wrote how to get legal weed in California. Sonny who moved from New York, arrived in California and realized that there are hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries in LA.
In his blog, he mentioned that one can get a hold of legal marijuana by seeing a doctor, specifically 420 doctor, specializing in giving medical marijuana licenses. Interested person must have a real medical condition such as back problems, sleeping issues and loss of appetite. These are all considered valid reasons to get a card. The doctor will prescribe what is needed for the actual medical condition. The doctor will instruct if the weed should be smoked, inhaled or eaten.
The license to use weed will cost $45 and may take only for about 30 minutes, Sonny added.
In related news, Business Insider reported that a new committee solicited $1.25 million to legalize recreational marijuana use in California. One of the donors is Silicon Valley venture capitalist and Facebook exec Sean Parker. Through Sean N. Parker Foundation, he shelled out $500,000 to the fund.
Meanwhile, ABC 10 News shares four measures competing to legalize marijuana in California.
1. ADULT USE OF MARIJUANA ACT
POSSESSION: Adults would be allowed up to one ounce of dried marijuana (not in its concentrate form, like hash), six living plants (and the marijuana they produce) and no more than eight grams of concentrates (including what's contained in marijuana products).
RETAIL TAX: Places a 15 percent excise tax on all sales of marijuana, medical and non-medical. Medical patients would not have to pay a regular sales tax.
2. MARIJUANA CONTROL, LEGALIZATION AND REVENUE ACT
POSSESSION: Adults may grow marijuana at their legal home and have whatever their plants grow within the same premises. A limit on how much can be grown would be set by local neighborhoods, but beyond this, MCLR does not limit possession.
RETAIL TAX: Non-medical users would pay the state and local sales and use taxes in the jurisdiction where the marijuana is purchased.
3. CALIFORNIA CANNABIS HEMP INITIATIVE
POSSESSION: Anything less than 12 pounds of dried, cured marijuana flowers and 99 flowering female marijuana plants qualifies as personal use and would be exempt from permit or license requirements or taxation.
RETAIL TAX: Imposes an excise tax of no more than 10 percent on retail sales, plus the standard sales tax. Prohibits the taxation of medical marijuana and related products.
4. CANNABIS CONTROL AND TAXATION ACT
POSSESSION: Personal use would be limited to three ounces or less of dried marijuana and up to six plants, plus whatever those plants produce.
RETAIL TAX: Existing state and local sales and use taxes would apply to purchases, plus a state excise tax of 5 percent on retail sales on non-medical marijuana.
Half of U.S states allow marijuana for medical use while eighty-three cities banned recreational marijuana. However, the issue of marijuana decriminalization is in the hands of voters come November 2016 election.