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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