In California, the laws that govern the use and sale of marijuana are always changing. While it is legal under to state law to smoke marijuana in California, smoking marijuana is against federal law, as marijuana is considered a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. A Schedule 1 drug is one that is deemed to have a “high potential for abuse” and “no currently accepted medical use.” Despite its classification, at least 23 states have laws that recognize “medical marijuana.”
So, if you’re confused about the marijuana laws in Santa Rosa, California, and/or are in trouble for possessing or selling marijuana, it’s time to hire cannabis legal consultants to represent you. The cannabis attorneys at the David P. Gardner law firm in Santa Rosa can help you sort through this complex maze.
Cannabis Laws in Santa Rosa
Since January of 2018, it’s legal for an adult 21 years of age or older to possess, buy, or transport up to an ounce or 8 grams of cannabis, or plant up to six live marijuana plants. However, it’s still illegal to smoke it in a public place or have it in a vehicle or boat in an open container. The penalties for driving under the influence of marijuana are similar to those of a DUI and can involve up to six months in jail or a fine up to $1000, in addition to the suspension of your driver’s license. However, due to recent law changes, those who already have criminal charges for marijuana possession on their records may be able to get these charges removed in Santa Rosa, California. The cannabis attorneys at the David P. Gardner law firm can help you get your clean record back.
Hire Legal Representation for Cannabis Trouble
So, if you’ve been charged with a marijuana-related offense in Santa Rosa, call The David P. Gardner law firm today at (707) 658-4460 for a free initial consultation with an experienced cannabis attorney.