Licensed to grow, manufacture and sell
More than 1.11 million illegal plants were seized in 2020.
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.
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.
Cultivation, possession with intent to sell, and/or sale of fewer than 50 pounds of marijuana or 50 plants is punishable by:
Domestic violence is generally charged as a misdemeanor offense rather than a felony, unless the incident caused an injury or involved a deadly weapon or child victim. A pattern of abuse can also elevate domestic violence to a felony. So can a violation of a restraining order. The laws in difference states will say which circumstances .
California’s medical marijuana laws authorize possession, cultivation, transport and administration of medical marijuana, as long as the marijuana is:
As a practical matter, you are unlikely to be prosecuted under federal law if you use or cultivate pot for personal use, particularly in compliance with Prop 64. The federal government is primarily interested in prosecuting large-scale traffickers and those with links to organized crime. 27
10. What are the immigration consequences?
The Federal Controlled Substances Act
Marijuana and cannabis products must be smoked or consumed in private, with the consent of the property owner. This means that your landlord or employer can prohibit your use of marijuana at work or on a property you rent.
If you are an undocumented alien, therefore, it is highly recommended that you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney if law enforcement accuses you of a crime involving marijuana.
For most adult defendants, HS 11359 possession for sale without a license is a misdemeanor, carrying the following penalties:
Finally, transporting marijuana without intent to sell it, or giving marijuana away, is not a crime in California so long as both of the following are true:
With President-elect Donald Trump promising mass deportation of immigrants with criminal records, many California residents who are not U.S. citizens and have suffered criminal convictions are (rightly) concerned about their future. But Proposition 64, which legalized recreational marijuana in California, may offer help to those whose convictions were for marijuana-related offenses. Passed by California voters on November 8, .
Per HS 11358, it is an infraction if someone aged 18-20 cultivates marijuana. The crime is punishable by a maximum fine of $100.
It is an infraction under this law if someone aged 18-20 grows weed. The crime is punishable by a maximum fine of $100. 5
A person is eligible for DEJ if:
This is true, however, only provided that the defendant completes:
Unless local law permits otherwise, a person must grow weed:
After the legalization of marijuana in California in 2018, adults age 21 and over can possess:
2. What are the penalties for the unlawful cultivation of marijuana?
Possession laws are set forth in Health and Safety Code 11357 HS.
The following restrictions also apply: