California Proposition 64

  • Legalizes marijuana under state law, for use by adults 21 or older.
  • Designates state agencies to license and regulate marijuana industry.
  • Imposes state excise tax of 15% on retail sales of marijuana, and state cultivation taxes on marijuana of $9.25 per ounce of flowers and $2.75 per ounce of leaves.
  • Exempts medical marijuana from some taxation.
  • Establishes packaging, labeling, advertising, and marketing standards and restrictions for marijuana products.
  • Prohibits marketing and advertising marijuana directly to minors.
  • Allows local regulation and taxation of marijuana.
  • Authorizes re-sentencing and destruction of records for prior marijuana convictions.

For more information, visit the Ballotpedia page for Prop 64

Prohibited Activities 

  • Smoking, vaporizing, or ingesting cannabis or cannabis related products in public places. 
  • Smoking or vaporizing cannabis or cannabis related products in any location where smoking tobacco is prohibited, or within 1,000 feet of a school, day care or youth center where children are present.
  • Consumption of cannabis or possession of an open container of cannabis or cannabis related products while driving or riding in the passenger seat of any motor vehicle used for transportation.
  • Possessing, smoking, or ingesting cannabis or cannabis related products on the grounds of a school, daycare, or youth center while children are present.
  • Manufacturing of concentrated cannabis products with volatile solvents. "Volatile solvents" meaning solvents that are flammable, or explosive when present in sufficient quantities (i.e. Butane).

For more information, visit CA Legislative Information - Offenses and Penalties, Cannabis