Is Cannabis Legal in California?
Cannabis in California is legal for both medical and adult use.
Date of Legalization
California legalized cannabis for medical use in 1996 through the passage of Proposition 215, the state’s Compassionate Use Act. California went on to legalize cannabis for adults in 2016 through proposition 64.
Regulations for California’s adult use and medical cannabis industry can be found at: https://cannabis.ca.gov/resources/rulemaking/
Within California’s adult use framework, adults 21+ may possess up to 28.5 grams of cannabis not in concentrate form and up to 8 grams of concentrate and may grow up to six residential plants. Within the medical framework patients may possess up to eight ounces of flower, up to six mature plants and 12 immature plants.