In January of 2018, the recreational use of cannabis became legal in the state of California, with certain limitations. If you’ve got convictions on your record for violations made before it was considered a legal activity, you may be able to get your criminal record cleared. Under California state law, it is required that the courts purge marijuana criminal records within two years of the conviction. This would include possession of less than an ounce, which was once considered a misdemeanor. If you have marijuana convictions on your record and want to remove them, contacting Santa Rosa’s cannabis legal experts from the David P. Gardner Law Firm is the best way to ensure it’s done right.
Cannabis Laws in California
In California, it’s now legal to purchase, possess, or transport (in a closed container) an ounce or less of marijuana, as long as you’re not near a school or daycare. It’s also legal to smoke it anywhere but in a public place and grow up to six plants in a locked area of your home that’s not visible to the public. However, the recreational use of marijuana is still illegal under federal law and like with other drugs, it’s still a misdemeanor to drive under the influence of marijuana, sell it to minors, or transport it out of state. If you need clarification regarding the new cannabis laws in California, consult with a cannabis lawyer to get the most updated information.
Call to Learn More About Your Legal Rights from a Cannabis Lawyer Today
If you’ve got a criminal record with cannabis violations, contact an experienced cannabis lawyer from the David P. Gardner Law Firm of Santa Rosa to learn more about your rights. To schedule a free consultation, call (707) 658-4460 today.