What are the New Rules Regarding Recreational Marijuana?

Californians made the decision Tuesday to legalize recreational marijuana throughout the state, making it the fifth state in the U.S. to do so. As of Wednesday at 12:01 a.m., adults over the age of 21 were officially allowed to use marijuana within their residence or private business. They can also grow six marijuana plants in their homes.

Under the new law, adults can only possess up to 28.5 grams of marijuana or eight grams of concentrated marijuana products. While it is now legal to use marijuana recreationally, driving under the influence of marijuana is still against the law. It is also unlawful to smoke in public.

According to California’s legislative analyst, the legalization of recreational marijuana could bring in an additional $1 billion a year in tax revenue.

Driving under the influence of marijuana remains a public safety issue in California. In 2015, marijuana was involved in 21% of fatal crashes in California, up 3% from the previous year.

“The people of California have made their voices heard in the passing of Prop 64. We hope that those who decide to use marijuana recreationally will follow the laws and refrain from driving while under the influence, which can have deadly consequences,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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