Prop. 64/Marijuana FAQ

Who is allowed to buy marijuana?

  • Anyone 21 and over with a valid state ID, or patients 18 and over with a valid medical recommendation can legally buy marijuana.

Now that marijuana is legal, can I use marijuana anywhere?

  • No. There are restrictions:
  • Marijuana (adult use and/or medicinal) and any paraphernalia continue to be prohibited on campus, in any university-operated facility (including but not limited to residence halls, offices, classrooms) and at any university-sponsored event. Please reference the Fogcutter Handbook.
  • Marijuana may not be consumed in public.
  • Landlords may prohibit the possession of marijuana on their premises.
  • Employers can still enforce "drug-free" policies that include marijuana screening.
  • It is illegal to drive a vehicle, plane or boat under the influence of marijuana.
  • It is illegal to consume marijuana or possess an “open container” of marijuana while driving or riding as a passenger in any motor vehicle, boat, or airplane.
  • Keep in mind that marijuana continues to be prohibited at the federal level. It is a crime to transport it across state lines.

Is all marijuana the same?

  • No, there are two varieties with different effects on the body. These are indica and sativa.
  • Indica has a sedating effect. It can cause a person to feel sleepy, relaxed and creates a strong desire to eat.
  • It has been used to treat people with insomnia, muscle spams, chronic pain and anxiety.
  • Sativa is more stimulating, like drinking a strong cup of coffee.
  • It has been used to treat people with depression, fatigue and mood disorders.
  • There are also many hybrids that combine different percentages of both varieties for varied effects.

Will all marijuana create a "high?"

  • No, it depends on the levels of THC and CBD in each plant.
  • THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical compound in cannabis that causes psychotropic effects, altering a person's perception of time and space. It is responsible for that "high."
  • CBD, or cannabidiol, is also a cannabis compound but it does not make people feel "high" or "stoned."
  • Its healing properties have been used to treat inflammation, anxiety, depression, epilepsy and chronic pain associated with illnesses like cancer.

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