Can You Smoke Weed in Public in California?

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  3. Can You Smoke Weed in Public in California?

Can You Smoke Weed in California?

Yes. California allows cannabis users to consume the substance in smokable forms. Both medical and recreational users can smoke marijuana under the provisions of the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA).

Can You Smoke Weed in Public in California?

Smoking weed outdoors is prohibited in California. Hence, persons caught smoking weed in public places, such as parks, sidewalks, bars, restaurants, banks, or schools is an offense. Per California law, it is not allowed to smoke cannabis in any location where tobacco smoking is banned and areas within 15 feet of doors and ventilation openings. It is prohibited to smoke weed within 1,000 feet of a school, daycare center, or youth center while children are present at the school, daycare center, or youth center. If you are caught smoking cannabis in public, you may be fined up to $250.

Can You Smoke Weed in a Vehicle in California?

It is illegal to smoke or vape cannabis while sitting in a car, driving, or riding in the passenger seat of a car. The same goes for riding or sitting in a boat, aircraft, or any other vehicle used for transportation. Although it is legal to travel with cannabis in your vehicle, it must remain in a sealed container or in the trunk of the car. Note that it is illegal to take weed across state lines, even to another state where the substance is legal.

Who Can Smoke Marijuana in California?

Adults aged 21 or older can smoke marijuana in California. However, adults between 18 and 21 years of age may smoke medical cannabis with a physician's recommendation or a California medical marijuana identification card.

Where Can You Legally Smoke Weed in California?

Cannabis smoking is permitted on private property in California. If you are a renter, you must obtain permission to smoke weed on the property from your landlord. California cannabis law allows property owners to ban weed smoking on their properties specifically. You can also smoke weed on cannabis consumption sites licensed by the state. Such consumption must occur in age-restricted areas invisible from any public place. Not all California cities or municipalities allow the establishment of cannabis consumption lounges. It is also an offense to smoke weed on federal properties such as national parks and courthouses in California.

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