The use and distribution of marijuana is regulated by both state and federal law. Possession of marijuana is a criminal offense and penalties depend on the amount.

  • If you posses concentrated cannabis which is the separated resin, you can have a fine of up to $500, up to one year in jail or both.
  • If you have less than 28.5 grams, it’s an infraction and punishable by a fine of up to $100.
  • If you have more than 28.5 grams you can be fined up to $500 and have to serve in jail for up to 6 months.

Keep in mind, California does recognize marijuana for medicinal purposes so contacting an experienced attorney is always best to know exactly where you stand in regards to marijuana.

In California, a business may sell drug paraphernalia, as long as such sales are handled according to specific regulations.

  • For example, a business must display and sell drug paraphernalia in a completely separate room where people younger than 18 are excluded unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Each entrance to a room must be clearly marked with a sign stating that paraphernalia is kept inside and that minors are not allowed without a parent or guardian.

It is illegal for a business owner to permit someone younger than 18 to enter or remain in an area where paraphernalia is sold without a parent or guardian.

These regulations do not apply to pharmacists who sell or furnish paraphernalia. It also does not apply to a manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer licensed by the California State Board of Pharmacy. Operating a business in violation of these regulations is grounds for revocation or nonrenewal of any license or permit.

Drug paraphernalia means all equipment, products and materials that are designed or intended to be used in growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, storing, or using drugs. If you are a business owner that is involved in drug paraphernalia, call an experienced attorney for help.


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Linda Parisi
Law Office of Wing & Parisi
917 G Street
Sacramento,CA,95814, USA
(916) 441-4888

The Law Office of Wing & Parisi serves clients in the Sacramento and Davis communities as well as throughout Placer County and San Joaquin County. Hablamos espanol.