Sentences for violating California Health and Safety Code 11361 are served in California state prison, rather than county jail.
Marijuana-based offenses are punished severely under federal law. 23 Just a couple of examples will illustrate this point.
6. What are the laws for concentrated cannabis?
In the wake of Proposition 64, it is unclear whether medical marijuana dispensaries will continue to operate long-term or will be folded into the new market for legal recreational marijuana.
What may medical marijuana patients and primary caregivers legally do?
10. What are the immigration consequences?
You are a “primary caregiver” if you are:
Cannabis status by state
Since its establishment in 1983, the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting has had more than 110 law enforcement agencies involved, making it one of the largest law enforcement task forces in the U.S.
More than 1.11 million illegal plants were seized in 2020.
Illegal plants seized in California by year
Marijuana is legal for adults to use in 18 states and Washington, D.C. Medical marijuana is legal in 37.Most recently, New Mexico, Virginia and Connecticut legalized recreational cannabis.
State license issuance began in 2018, but data isn’t available for that initial year because they were issued as temporary licenses. Data sets begin in 2019, when 12-month annual and provisional licenses began to be issued, using the online licensing systems. Licenses remain active for one year, at which point they can be renewed for an additional 12 months. This list displays counts of when the licenses were first issued, but not each time one was renewed.