On Nov. 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Under Prop 64 the legalized use and growing of marijuana for personal use became effective the very next day, Nov. 9, 2016. The effective date for the sale and taxation of recreational marijuana is Jan. 1, 2018.

Much of the last year has been spent developing the regulations that will govern the new adult use cannabis industry. Understandably, this new landscape which touches many areas, has led to some confusion. In the year since Prop 64 passed, many people have found themselves wondering how it will be implemented and exactly what is and is not permitted. The purpose of this article is to address some of that confusion by examining seven questions.

Question 1: Is recreational or adult use cannabis now legal in California?

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