Sacramento, CA, California

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.5

Legislation: Proposition 215 in California since July 19, 2002, also known as the Compassionate Use Act of 1995, legalizes medical Marijuana use: “The possession and cultivation of marijuana is no more criminal — so long as (the law’s) conditions are satisfied — than the possession and acquisition of any prescription drug with a physician’s prescription.” CA Chief Justice Ronald George.

Possession of 28.5 grams or less of marijuana is not an arrestable offense. As long as the offender can provide sufficient identification and promises to appear in court, the officer will not arrest the offender. Upon conviction of the misdemeanor charge the offender is subject to a fine of $100. Possession of greater than 28.5 grams is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500.

Law Enforcement: The police are pretty lenient for small amounts of pot. It just depends on how you present yourself when you are caught. If you are young and smoking with a friend, you’re likely be let off with a warning. Any attitude will likely result in a night in jail. Be aware that the parks are heavily patrolled at night and odds are VERY likely to encounter police if you smoke in the park. Smoke indoors and you will have no problems whatsoever.

Where to Buy Marijuana in Sacramento: Pot flows through Sacramento like water. There are good dealers in every part of town. Get hooked up with one and you will be set. Stay away from buying off the street, you have no idea what you will be getting. Sometimes people will offer it up in exchange for gasoline or a ride, there is so much weed here.

Sacramento Marijuana Prices: Gram $10-20

1/2 eight $25

2 gram $30

Eight $40-50

1/4 $80-100

Ounce $250-350

Brands: Everything you could want is here at some point.

General Calfornia Information:

Legislation: In California since 1996’s Prop 215 anyone “recommended” (not prescribed—doctors nationwide can’t prescribe cannabis but they can under freedom of speech laws recommend it informally for your condition/illness) marijuana has been able to use it in their home legally now in quantities “Under the [statewide] guidelines, qualified patients and/or their primary caregivers may possess no more than eight ounces of dried marijuana and/or six mature (or 12 immature) marijuana plants. However, S.B. 420 allows patients to possess larger amounts of marijuana when such quantities are recommended by a physician. The legislation also allows counties and municipalities to approve and/or maintain local ordinances permitting patients to possess larger quantities of medicinal pot than allowed under the new state guidelines. [For detailed information on county or municipal medical marijuana guidelines [whether your area allows greater than 8 ounces to be possessed, etc.], please visit: http://www.safeaccessnow.net/countyguidelines.htm Oakland, for example, allows more than most counties]”

Thus if you are recommended cannabis you can visit the cannabis dispensaries (pharmacies supplying only medical marijuana to patients displaying proof of recommendation and residence in California) but some counties have banned the dispensaries in their area. Nonetheless there are many dispensaries in LA (over 100) and some in Northern California especially towards the coast. Or you can grow the applicable amount you want legally. If a police officer discovers you are in possession of cannabis showing them an ID card from your county will make them leave you alone faster (optional, costs over $100 a year). Under state law your marijuana use will be 100% legal in your home. Federal laws against medical marijuana don’t change the way California (or any other) state police officers and courts treat medical marijuana—only state laws do. California state law protects all doctor-recommended medical marijuana users as long as they don’t go over the quantity limits and don’t sell their cannabis to anyone. Thus medical marijuana is quite legal in California and many have gotten legal protection for their medical use for a wide variety of conditions not yet allowed in the other 11 medical marijuana states: e.g., Migraine, Arthritis, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), PMS, Severe Anxiety and many other conditions where marijuana is useful and effective.

source: CANORML.org and NORML.com [California and National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws] and MPP.org [Marijuana Policy Project]

Law enforcement: Medical marijuana users with doctor recommendations are fully legally protected in California for amounts up to at least 8 ounces and/or 6 mature (or 12 immature) plants in their home (certain counties listed here http://www.safeaccessnow.net/countyguidelines.htm allow more and certain conditions allow larger quantities sometimes). State police officers must not arrest you if you can show an identification card ($100 or so per year) or show your doctor-written proof of recommendation paper. As long as you keep within the legal quantity. 99% of marijuana arrests in the USA are done by state police officers according to MPP.org so as long as your medical marijuana use is legal in California you will not to have any problems as long as you follow state rules.

Where to buy marijuana: Medical users can buy at a dispensary (over 150 in the state, mostly in LA and the SF Bay area on the coast) with full legal protection to the quantities they are allowed. Also if an authorized medical user buys off the street they cannot be arrested for doing so as long as they can display a medical marijuana identification card ($100 or so a year) or show their written doctor’s proof of recommendation. Or they could grow their own to the amounts allowed.

More information: California is a pioneering medical marijuana state; the first “effective” American medical marijuana state since 1996 and the one that allows use for the most conditions (marijuana has shown anecdotal and scientifically proven results for many conditions, more than the 4 or 5 conditions (cancer/nasuea/chemotherapy side effects, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, glaucoma, or MS or anorexia that the other 11 states have legalized use when recommended (though Maryland has the least protection according to MPP.org)) Plus California has decriminalized other marijuana use to a $100 fine for under an ounce possession and fines for paraphrenalia; no jail time and some cities have set marijuana use in general as the lowest law enforcement priority thus ignoring small time possession much more often.

 

San Diego, CA, California

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3.2 inland, 3.8 at beaches

Legislation: San Diego is a conservative stronghold, so naturally many voting citizens have an anti-drug outlook, keep this in mind when dealing with inland cops. Medical marijuana is not legal, nor is possession of any kind.

Law enforcement: In the beach areas of san diego, ocean, mission, and pacific beach, cops are generally more tolerant, and tend to hand out sitations instead of arrests. However if you’re being extremley obvious and smoking in very busy public areas, you’re asking to get pinched. As you move inland more, La Mesa, El Cajon, San Carlos, cops become colser to san diego’s natural conservative values, and are more willing to arrest and pursue.

a local reporter added: “Southside chula vista police are bad when it comes to weed and will bust you at any given moment. they’re real ***** in southside. Southeast police are generally more leniant about marijuana and are usually looking for weapons instead of herb.

Where to buy marijuana in San Diego: The pier at ocean beach, or any beach area in general. Check for people with dirty hair and tie-die shirts (not joking). If you are more in inland, try and find a local dealer who you can trust.

Do not buy from homeless people, it is bad quality and just a bad idea in general.

Our local reporter added: “all over the place, look for stonery lookin white boys, rastas, mexicans will almost always have buds (not very good, but still buds). If you’re up in clairemont weed finding is going to be SO EASY. EVERYONE IN CLAIREMONT is a stoner. they got super good dank too. look for white surfers or skaters and theyll hook ya up nicely. DONT ASK FOR MARIJUANA! ALWAYS USE SLANG!! example: “ay man do u kno where tha “trees,ganj, doja, cronz, dank, herbals, etc” are at?” ”

and also: “you’d think that this is not a good place to buy cause its a richer area but university city is a good place. look for kids from 12 to 25 an most any thing above that. (yes 12) just walking around”

and also: “Definatley at the pier. I followed the recommended instructions and found exactly what I was looking for. Just keep it cool and respect them and it wont take you 20 minutes to find what you need.”

Marijuana prices:

15 a g for reg cronic.(homegrown dank) 20 a g for medical cronic.(kush, strawberry cough, blue berry, haze, etc) 45-60 an 8th for dank depending on how dank and how well u know your connect.

70-100 for a quad d.o.h.d

250-400 an ounce d.o.h.d

mecc prices are as follows:

$5 nick=1 blunt 2gs

$10 dime=3 blunts 3.5gs

$20 dub= 5-7 blunts 7 gs

$20-30 half 0=10-14 blunts 14 gs

$50-70 ounce= a shitload of blunts 28 grams

these are real street prices in san diego!!!

Strains: theres mecc and theres chronic n then theres kush mecc=shitty border mexican weed chronic=decently clean buds better than mecc but not the best KUSH=SUPERIOR CRYSTALLY HIGHTIMES SHIT!!!

strains are too many to name but to name a few….ak47, blue berry, sour diesal, white whidow, white rhino, silver haze, blueberry haze, purple kush, orange kush, kush, alaskan thunder fuck, the list keeps goin………

Country: USA

State: California

More information: People get very protective over their weed, so be careful. Also, watch out for La Mesa street gangs.

General Calfornia Information:

Legislation: In California since 1996’s Prop 215 anyone “recommended” (not prescribed—doctors nationwide can’t prescribe cannabis but they can under freedom of speech laws recommend it informally for your condition/illness) marijuana has been able to use it in their home legally now in quantities “Under the [statewide] guidelines, qualified patients and/or their primary caregivers may possess no more than eight ounces of dried marijuana and/or six mature (or 12 immature) marijuana plants. However, S.B. 420 allows patients to possess larger amounts of marijuana when such quantities are recommended by a physician. The legislation also allows counties and municipalities to approve and/or maintain local ordinances permitting patients to possess larger quantities of medicinal pot than allowed under the new state guidelines. [For detailed information on county or municipal medical marijuana guidelines [whether your area allows greater than 8 ounces to be possessed, etc.], please visit: http://www.safeaccessnow.net/countyguidelines.htm Oakland, for example, allows more than most counties]”

Thus if you are recommended cannabis you can visit the cannabis dispensaries (pharmacies supplying only medical marijuana to patients displaying proof of recommendation and residence in California) but some counties have banned the dispensaries in their area. Nonetheless there are many dispensaries in LA (over 100) and some in Northern California especially towards the coast. Or you can grow the applicable amount you want legally. If a police officer discovers you are in possession of cannabis showing them an ID card from your county will make them leave you alone faster (optional, costs over $100 a year). Under state law your marijuana use will be 100% legal in your home. Federal laws against medical marijuana don’t change the way California (or any other) state police officers and courts treat medical marijuana—only state laws do. California state law protects all doctor-recommended medical marijuana users as long as they don’t go over the quantity limits and don’t sell their cannabis to anyone. Thus medical marijuana is quite legal in California and many have gotten legal protection for their medical use for a wide variety of conditions not yet allowed in the other 11 medical marijuana states: e.g., Migraine, Arthritis, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), PMS, Severe Anxiety and many other conditions where marijuana is useful and effective.

source: CANORML.org and NORML.com [California and National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws] and MPP.org [Marijuana Policy Project]

Law enforcement: Medical marijuana users with doctor recommendations are fully legally protected in California for amounts up to at least 8 ounces and/or 6 mature (or 12 immature) plants in their home (certain counties listed here http://www.safeaccessnow.net/countyguidelines.htm allow more and certain conditions allow larger quantities sometimes). State police officers must not arrest you if you can show an identification card ($100 or so per year) or show your doctor-written proof of recommendation paper. As long as you keep within the legal quantity. 99% of marijuana arrests in the USA are done by state police officers according to MPP.org so as long as your medical marijuana use is legal in California you will not to have any problems as long as you follow state rules.

Where to buy marijuana: Medical users can buy at a dispensary (over 150 in the state, mostly in LA and the SF Bay area on the coast) with full legal protection to the quantities they are allowed. Also if an authorized medical user buys off the street they cannot be arrested for doing so as long as they can display a medical marijuana identification card ($100 or so a year) or show their written doctor’s proof of recommendation. Or they could grow their own to the amounts allowed.

More information: California is a pioneering medical marijuana state; the first “effective” American medical marijuana state since 1996 and the one that allows use for the most conditions (marijuana has shown anecdotal and scientifically proven results for many conditions, more than the 4 or 5 conditions (cancer/nasuea/chemotherapy side effects, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, glaucoma, or MS or anorexia that the other 11 states have legalized use when recommended (though Maryland has the least protection according to MPP.org)) Plus California has decriminalized other marijuana use to a $100 fine for under an ounce possession and fines for paraphrenalia; no jail time and some cities have set marijuana use in general as the lowest law enforcement priority thus ignoring small time possession much more often.

San Francisco, CA, California

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 5

Legislation: Pot is approved for medical use, which makes the legal status vague. Still, it is safe to keep your weed safely hidden.

Supposed to have a medical law, but I have been a member in 3 clubs that have been shut down, CHAMP, and a few others in Oakland.

No real risk for the small buyer

Law Enforcement: When caught with Marijuana, you will always be busted for one night. If you were carrying small amounts of pot for personal use (under 28.5 gr.), you will be released by morning, and later fined $100.

a recent erport added: “Be aware around Haight street! Non-prescription Cannabis is still illegal in San Francisco and though enforcement is not as draconian as in some metro areas, BICYCLE POLICE are experts at appearing out of nowwhere and swooping down on any suspicious activity. They will confiscate your stash and give you a ticket. Not fun!

Don’t be paranoid – I have never seen or heard of reverse drug busts (Where police pretend to be dealers, and sell to YOU) on Haight. Busts do occur, but in all my trips there I have never, ever seen a single person being arrested for cannabis. You can smoke in peace there, just keep it on the down low.”

There are generally no police around, despite the fact that they know perfectly well what is going on. The whole city is more lax than many other places, but I’d go down to Haight Street if you really want to be safe.

another reporter added :”Me and my friend went to Haight-Ashbury an we saw 2 cop cars drive by all day and a few cops taking a call at a bar. It seems like they don’t really mind seeing the fact we smoked blunts with random homeless people walking own the street.”

Where to Buy Marijuana in San Francisco:

Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury. Damn near every person you walk past will say “BUDS”. Most are Heroin junkies and will rip you off if you are not careful. Make sure you open the bag, and don’t go for the sneaky money-weed transfer, that is how they rip you off. Just go to GG park and check it all out.

another reporter added: “Golden Gate Park is the place to buy weed. However, many outsiders do not know exactly where to go. When one gets to the end of Haight Street that has Amoeba Music Store on one side, go across the street to the park and follow the path under the bridge. Keep following the path. It will turn right after about a hundred feet, and from there you will be able to see a what is known as “Hippie Hill”. On the hill, you will see clouds of smoke continually rising. This is where you should go to buy. If you have not been offered already, go to the hill and ask pretty much anyone, but preferably someone smoking. If you feel uncomfortable asking, just make eye contact with as many people who look like they could be selling as possible. There is also a drum circle that starts some time in the afternoon, which can be fun to join once you’re baked.”

and also: “you can find weed downtown. pretty much anywhere on market there will be people slingin and you can just walking around asking people and find it but if you dont want to do that then across from the mall on market and fifth by the escalators is a popular place for dealers to congregate. they mostly sell weed prepackaged in dime bags but sometimes they will try to rip you off. never pay more than ten for a little baggie and if you dont like the size of the sack then feel free to ask any of the other dealers around and they will offer to sell you a better sack. you wont get a fat sack but the weed is pretty damn good and theres a lot of purp.”

a recent report is: “I was in the city 6/2007. I strolled down Haight St. to Golden Gate Park and made a very easy connection. I walked through the tunnel and as I passed through to the other side a voice from the bushes to the left I heard “buds? you need buds?” I said “where are you?” a young man came from the bushes and said he had “buds, what do you want?” I said “an eighth” he said “$60″ they were smallish buds but very good quality. I was in and out of there in a few minutes time, easy for a traveler from out of town. ”

and: “Go to the Haight-Ashbury area and look around for dirty, homeless, an raggedy people. Usually they have dreads or nappy hair from not washing it. The people there are really cool, though some of them are hardcore drug addicts they are generally cool people. They might not have weed but they will take you on a journey to go find weed. Theres a park down the road where homeless people are sleeping and smoking joints, and other people johhing or walking their dogs. The people in Haight-Ashbury tend to sell more quantity’s of weed then small bags. It’s very hard to find some one who well take the amount of a ten sack(which is most likely roughly .6 grams) out of their giant ziploc bags of the sweet sweet cheeba. It is also extremely rare to find someone who already has a bagged up sack for ten, which is good because you should always look at the bud before you buy it and the quanity of it because these hippies try to rip you off. It’s also the coole

st place to walk around when your really high, there’s graffiti of the legend Bob Marley, and an awesome picture of Lennon, Hendrix, and Jim Morrison on the side of a building. There are awesome head shops, a very cool record store called Amobea Records, the Haight-Ashbury street sign, along with the clock that doesnt say 420 anymore but thats what time the clock stopped in Haight and 420 has been connected with marijuana ever since. Crazy street preformers, coffee shops, punks, hippies, its one of the most fun places i have ever been. Me and my two best friends have come up with a goal to vist almost every big city and smoke their weed and just check it out. I will be trying to write a summary on each place I go. Hope you have fun.”

Latest infoOne place hasn’t been mentioned yet is North Beach. There you’ll find many old beatniks and hippies playing guitars, drinking in bars and smoking up on the street. If you ask around (some smalltalk and “I’m looking for some weed” works fine enough) you’ll get name brand and custom crossbred weed at about $60 per 1/8 prices.

San Francisco Marijuana Prices:

Less than 1/8 oz: It is hard to find small bags here. Dealers will usually moan about busting up a bag for $20 or less, and you will usually get very little for your money.

1/8 oz: Asking prices start at $60. These size bags are almost always underweighed and need to be checked closely before purchase.

1/4 oz: Prices start at $110 – $120. Bring a small digital scale. At this size dealers are almost always willing to come down a bit. Less dense buds and poorer quality strains can be haggled to $90 or so. Good quality is easy to find, but you usually pay a slight premium.

1 oz: This quantity is harder to find from the street dealers. If you ask, they can probably get it for you without much difficulty. Just be prepared to wait around for a while. I don’t recommand driving any dealer anywhere or going too far away from the area for the promise of getting the size bag you want. Play it safe, and let them give you a phone number or something so you can contact each other when they’ve got it in hand. Prices at this weight are negotiable, usually around $400 to start and down from there.

One of the nice things about Haight Street is that you can get larger quantities of cannabis rather easily. Just ask, and you can get a deal for whatever you want.

Another reporter added: “This is the highest dope on the street I have ever seen. You can get $20/gram IF YOU ARE LUCKY. The weed is as strong as it gets, you are likely to pass out if you smoke like you do at home, unless you are Capt. Chronic or something.”

and also: “Weed is generally pretty expensive, but GOOD here. Most dealers will offer about 60 and 8th, but I have been able to talk them down to 40. Check out the weed beforehand, make sure it’s good, (it usually is) and don’t be afraid to bargain. ”

and also: ” I lived in California for 23 years and made several trips to Norcal. Never did I encounter prices as high as you’re talking here in SF, Oakland, San Jose or surrounding areas. Maybe some suburbs with money (eg Los Gatos) on the weight, but never paid more than $50 for an eight (often slightly less) or $100 for a quarter (almost always 80 or 90 bucks).

A lotta cats “got them purps” and if they are shorting the sack (probably if you meet them on the street) that also means they will take less if you bargain. They are like ticket scalpers.”

and: “Weed is not cheap in Northern Caliornia. On the east coast you can get 2.2 grams of midis(medium grade weed) for 10 dollars. In the San Jose, SanFran, Oakland, Sacramento area a ten sack(if you can find one in San Francisco) will probably be .6 or less if these people try to scheme you. I’m sorry I don’t remember what the amount is but mostly the lowest the hippies try to sell with you is 60 dollars. I think for an eighth is how much it cost. But don’t be afraid to bargin with these people, they useually just want money for crack or for food. And the marijuana here is pure marijuana and not laced with anything else so do not worry about that if you are.”

Strains:

There’s a lot more Sativa hybrids on Haight than ever before. This is probably from the explosion of high quality seed suppliers from overseas and Canada. Take your time there, and always ask for your favorite buds by name. Chances are that they will be available. Common varieties are the white strains, most indicas, and some that are harder to determine. Quality is usually very high. Do not purchase poor quality buds on Haight Street – there are always better buds just a few steps away.

Hash is STILL not available on Haight, and it probably never will be. I have never encountered kief either (sifted resin from leaves, pressed into wafers) on Haight, but it would be nice.

AK-47, P-91, P-10, Bullrider, Bubbleberry, you name it, they got it.

More information: Just don’t get jacked by a junkie, and you might try the Mission district if you strike out. Avoid the tenderloin except as a LAST resort. Cops WILL bust you down there.

City tale:

San Francisco and N. California is where one can find some of the best marijuana on earth. We have enjoyed a marijuana “counter culture” here since at least the 1950’s and some even say as early the 1850’s. Mexican emigrants to the Los Angeles area after WW2 probably did most to popularize pot smoking with us Californians.

In the 1960’s the hippy movement firmly established itself here in Calfornia with San Francisco as it’s unofficial Mecca. It was these hippies who are said by some to be the first to and develop the cultivation techniqe knowen as sinsemilla. Sensi is the unfertilized (no seeds) buds of the female Cannabis plant. Some growers and smokers claim this to be the highest-potency, seedless marijuana plants ever produced. The idea is that the female is more prone towards producing extra scent and goo i.e. T.H.C. to attract a polinator rather than spending energy producing seeds. Most growers in California indoor and out abide by this philsophy.

In the nineteen seventy’s California became a world leader in the production of Marijuana. Imported pot is uncommon here especially in the northern half of the state. For years it has been reported that marijuana is California’s biggest cash crop with sales exceeding 3 billion dollars a year.

In the early 1980’s, California decided to stop marijuana cultivation at its source. The Campaign Against Marijuana Planting, or CAMP, is a coalition of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies whose goal is simple: eradication of the northern California marijuana cultivators. In the coastal valleys of Humboldt, Trinity, and Mendocino Counties (the Emerald Triangle) spotter planes, helicopters, and bands of gun-toting eradicators descend each year in late summer. Satellite spy technology and U-2-type spy planes were used. When first initiated, the CAMP offensive appeared so formidable that Attorney General John Van de Kamp predicted in 1983 its first year that it would “run the growers out of the state” of California. Sorry John. Growers quickly devised ways around these practices and indoor marijuana first started to appear. Since then alot of large growers have moved their operations inside away form these prying eyes.

Others have turned to some ingenious methods: growers hang their plants in grow bags in trees. They intertwine them with pine saplings, wine grapes, and other ‘cover’ plants. Others tie their ‘girls’ down (they love it) so that they grow horizontally or as a ground cover. They spread their plants out over several miles, and make sure that their plants grow only two to three feet tall instead of the twelve to fifteen that is possible, because the small plants cannot be seen from the air. The plants are bred so that they are heavily laden with buds, which gives them high potency in exchange for very little growing space.

In 1996 Californians had enough. Prop. 215 which in nutshell legalized marijuana for medical use was overwhelmingly approved by state voters in November that year. This has created an era of confusion for the California and Federal courts, law enforcement, and citizens alike. The Federal government continues to prosecute growers, suppliers and smokers irregardless of whether they have a doctors recommendation or not.

Some local police and sheriffs departments uphold the voter approved prop. 215 and some do not. Trying to figure which county is on the side of the feds and which county is on the side of the state voters is another grey area and is often left to the discretion of the officer at the scene. This as you can imagine is a true a legal nightmare. But it is a far cry from the days when getting caught with a joint was a sure bust. Keeping your dope out of sight from the authorities is still the program unless you have a prescription for marijuana, a good lawyer and the desire to make a stand on the issue in a court of law.

In San Francisco high quality pot runs about $50-60 for 1/8 oz. (3.5g) or $350 per ounce. This is usually indoor and very potent stuff. Imported mainly Mexican of good to moderate quality is less common but can be found for about $10/g. Hash is much more uncommon but on occasion can still be found. But do keep your eye open for some of our local Keif a real treat consisting of loose crystals collected from high quality local pot with a tumbler or shaker type device and a silk screen.

If you do get caught with marijuana by police remember that possesion of less than 1 oz. is considered ‘personal use’ in the State of California. Keep it all in one bag so you can’t get slammed for dealing. If you are caught with -1oz. you will not be arrested. You may get a ticket (small fine) or maybe if you are cooperative and lucky just a lecture. In most cases you will lose the pot though. By no means should you let the threat of the authorities stop you from sampling California cannabis some of the best if not the best marijuana on the planet while visiting.

Scoring:

90% of San Franciscans will speak openly about pot and will not be offended in the slightest if a tourist makes an inquiry. If a San Franciscan does not smoke pot themselves they should be able to find some for you or in the least steer you in the right direction towards someone who can. Asking locals after even breif conversation is far and away the best avenue of persuit in San Francisco.

Buying off the street is not recommended but in an emergency one could with extreme caution try Dolores Park at the pedestrian bridge crossing over the rail lines. Friendly stoners often hang out in Golden Gate Park at ‘Hippy Hill’. Avoid anyone selling on Haight Street.

Other areas for great pot in N. California could include but are not limited to Mendocino County and village, most of Humbolt County, and west Marin County especially Bolinas off Hwy 1. The cities of Santa Cruz, Berkeley and Gurneville on the Russian River in Sonoma County.

General California Information:

Legislation: In California since 1996’s Prop 215 anyone “recommended” (not prescribed—doctors nationwide can’t prescribe cannabis but they can under freedom of speech laws recommend it informally for your condition/illness) marijuana has been able to use it in their home legally now in quantities “Under the [statewide] guidelines, qualified patients and/or their primary caregivers may possess no more than eight ounces of dried marijuana and/or six mature (or 12 immature) marijuana plants. However, S.B. 420 allows patients to possess larger amounts of marijuana when such quantities are recommended by a physician. The legislation also allows counties and municipalities to approve and/or maintain local ordinances permitting patients to possess larger quantities of medicinal pot than allowed under the new state guidelines. [For detailed information on county or municipal medical marijuana guidelines [whether your area allows greater than 8 ounces to be possessed, e

tc.], please visit: http://www.safeaccessnow.net/countyguidelines.htm Oakland, for example, allows more than most counties]”

Thus if you are recommended cannabis you can visit the cannabis dispensaries (pharmacies supplying only medical marijuana to patients displaying proof of recommendation and residence in California) but some counties have banned the dispensaries in their area. Nonetheless there are many dispensaries in LA (over 100) and some in Northern California especially towards the coast. Or you can grow the applicable amount you want legally. If a police officer discovers you are in possession of cannabis showing them an ID card from your county will make them leave you alone faster (optional, costs over $100 a year). Under state law your marijuana use will be 100% legal in your home. Federal laws against medical marijuana don’t change the way California (or any other) state police officers and courts treat medical marijuana—only state laws do. California state law protects all doctor-recommended medical marijuana users as long as they don’t go over the quantity limits and don

‘t sell their cannabis to anyone. Thus medical marijuana is quite legal in California and many have gotten legal protection for their medical use for a wide variety of conditions not yet allowed in the other 11 medical marijuana states: e.g., Migraine, Arthritis, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), PMS, Severe Anxiety and many other conditions where marijuana is useful and effective.

source: CANORML.org and NORML.com [California and National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws] and MPP.org [Marijuana Policy Project]

Law enforcement: Medical marijuana users with doctor recommendations are fully legally protected in California for amounts up to at least 8 ounces and/or 6 mature (or 12 immature) plants in their home (certain counties listed here http://www.safeaccessnow.net/countyguidelines.htm allow more and certain conditions allow larger quantities sometimes). State police officers must not arrest you if you can show an identification card ($100 or so per year) or show your doctor-written proof of recommendation paper. As long as you keep within the legal quantity. 99% of marijuana arrests in the USA are done by state police officers according to MPP.org so as long as your medical marijuana use is legal in California you will not to have any problems as long as you follow state rules.

Where to buy marijuana: Medical users can buy at a dispensary (over 150 in the state, mostly in LA and the SF Bay area on the coast) with full legal protection to the quantities they are allowed. Also if an authorized medical user buys off the street they cannot be arrested for doing so as long as they can display a medical marijuana identification card ($100 or so a year) or show their written doctor’s proof of recommendation. Or they could grow their own to the amounts allowed.

More information: California is a pioneering medical marijuana state; the first “effective” American medical marijuana state since 1996 and the one that allows use for the most conditions (marijuana has shown anecdotal and scientifically proven results for many conditions, more than the 4 or 5 conditions (cancer/nausea/chemotherapy side effects, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, glaucoma, or MS or anorexia that the other 11 states have legalized use when recommended (though Maryland has the least protection according to MPP.org)) Plus California has decriminalized other marijuana use to a $100 fine for under an ounce possession and fines for paraphernalia; no jail time and some cities have set marijuana use in general as the lowest law enforcement priority thus ignoring small time possession much more often.

San Jose, CA, California

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4

Legislation: Pot is approved for medical use, which makes the legal status vague. Still, it is safe to keep your weed safely hidden.

Though civic leglislation follows the state’s 215 decision, there are no dispensaries in san jose. I think that at this point it is still illegal for dispensaries to be in the santa clara county.

Law Enforcement: Police usually will hassle you if you are caught, and if you are under 18, they will probably dump your bag, and threaten to take you away to scare you. But no one gets caught if you smoke.When caught with Marijuana, you will always be busted for one night. If you were carrying small amounts of pot for personal use (under 28.5 gr.), you will be released by morning, and later fined $100.

a recent report added: “100 dollar fine, thats all. However if you are caught near a school ground and/or with more than and ounce you may have to face more than 30 but less than 120 days in jail.”

Where to Buy Marijuana in San Jose: When buying in San Jose, It is better not to refer to Marijuana as Weed, but as Chronic or Pot. In the small communities (usually the wealthier ones such as Almaden Valley or Morgan Hill), the local teenagers are extremely helpful and will point you in the right direction. The dealers usually are down by creeks, trails and parks and have a variety of options. Although the dealers usually don’t hurt you, it is better to go with a friend who knows his Weed to tell you if you’re getting the right deal. Purple is the most popular.

another report we have is: “Saint James park – is home too homeless people sleeping on benches, street urchans lounging on the green grass smoking weed, and where people urinate in public; it is in the heart of downtown. This is a hotspot too buy Marijuana and Crack Cocaine. However becareful whom you talk too, because undercover police patrol the area on bikes.

PocoWay Apts – Wherever there is gang activity always drugs are present. In and around the apartments on a friday evening is where you will find weed. Please remember not to wear neither blue or red garb; since it corners the citys most notorious crime ridden intersection: King and Story.

Willow and Almaden – illegal aliens hangout in this street corner for whatever reason. If your looking too buy weed, you’ll find it..

Downtown – Just as you exit the lightrail, suddently jump off fountain alley also the backstreets near Santa Clara and first street. Alot of Blacks and Homeless pretend too wait for the bus, but peddle crack and weed in the area. Be careful, and always be accompanied with an friend.”

San Jose Marijuana Prices:

Standard price anywhere 50 for 3.5 and 90 for 7 grams. cold water Hash runs anywhere from 15 for a .5 gram to 60 for 3.5 grams. Any of the others are priced to serve demand.

five shot – 5$

dime – 10$

dub – 20$

eighth – 60$

Ounce – 300$

Brands: Name something! Actually some of the notable ones include Purple, trainwreck, white widow, snow cap, blueberry, ak47, god’s gift, fruity pebbles, grapefruit, lavender purple, silver haze, sensi star, romulan, diesel, afgani kush and countless others.

Trainwreck, Chronic, Purple Kush, Stress, Shwag, Ak47

More information: Marijuana laws are exremly harsh. Openair dealing was common in the early 90s. But because of harsh laws, it is not so. San Jose is strict when it comes too drugs. The california three strikes law prosecutes three times arrest equals life in prision. Be careful who you smoke with better yet whom you associate with.

General Calfornia Information:

Legislation: In California since 1996’s Prop 215 anyone “recommended” (not prescribed—doctors nationwide can’t prescribe cannabis but they can under freedom of speech laws recommend it informally for your condition/illness) marijuana has been able to use it in their home legally now in quantities “Under the [statewide] guidelines, qualified patients and/or their primary caregivers may possess no more than eight ounces of dried marijuana and/or six mature (or 12 immature) marijuana plants. However, S.B. 420 allows patients to possess larger amounts of marijuana when such quantities are recommended by a physician. The legislation also allows counties and municipalities to approve and/or maintain local ordinances permitting patients to possess larger quantities of medicinal pot than allowed under the new state guidelines. [For detailed information on county or municipal medical marijuana guidelines [whether your area allows greater than 8 ounces to be possessed, etc.], please visit: http://www.safeaccessnow.net/countyguidelines.htm Oakland, for example, allows more than most counties]”

Thus if you are recommended cannabis you can visit the cannabis dispensaries (pharmacies supplying only medical marijuana to patients displaying proof of recommendation and residence in California) but some counties have banned the dispensaries in their area. Nonetheless there are many dispensaries in LA (over 100) and some in Northern California especially towards the coast. Or you can grow the applicable amount you want legally. If a police officer discovers you are in possession of cannabis showing them an ID card from your county will make them leave you alone faster (optional, costs over $100 a year). Under state law your marijuana use will be 100% legal in your home. Federal laws against medical marijuana don’t change the way California (or any other) state police officers and courts treat medical marijuana—only state laws do. California state law protects all doctor-recommended medical marijuana users as long as they don’t go over the quantity limits and don

‘t sell their cannabis to anyone. Thus medical marijuana is quite legal in California and many have gotten legal protection for their medical use for a wide variety of conditions not yet allowed in the other 11 medical marijuana states: e.g., Migraine, Arthritis, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), PMS, Severe Anxiety and many other conditions where marijuana is useful and effective.

source: CANORML.org and NORML.com [California and National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws] and MPP.org [Marijuana Policy Project]

Law enforcement: Medical marijuana users with doctor recommendations are fully legally protected in California for amounts up to at least 8 ounces and/or 6 mature (or 12 immature) plants in their home (certain counties listed here http://www.safeaccessnow.net/countyguidelines.htm allow more and certain conditions allow larger quantities sometimes). State police officers must not arrest you if you can show an identification card ($100 or so per year) or show your doctor-written proof of recommendation paper. As long as you keep within the legal quantity. 99% of marijuana arrests in the USA are done by state police officers according to MPP.org so as long as your medical marijuana use is legal in California you will not to have any problems as long as you follow state rules.

Where to buy marijuana: Medical users can buy at a dispensary (over 150 in the state, mostly in LA and the SF Bay area on the coast) with full legal protection to the quantities they are allowed. Also if an authorized medical user buys off the street they cannot be arrested for doing so as long as they can display a medical marijuana identification card ($100 or so a year) or show their written doctor’s proof of recommendation. Or they could grow their own to the amounts allowed.

More information: California is a pioneering medical marijuana state; the first “effective” American medical marijuana state since 1996 and the one that allows use for the most conditions (marijuana has shown anecdotal and scientifically proven results for many conditions, more than the 4 or 5 conditions (cancer/nasuea/chemotherapy side effects, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, glaucoma, or MS or anorexia that the other 11 states have legalized use when recommended (though Maryland has the least protection according to MPP.org)) Plus California has decriminalized other marijuana use to a $100 fine for under an ounce possession and fines for paraphrenalia; no jail time and some cities have set marijuana use in general as the lowest law enforcement priority thus ignoring small time possession much more often.

San Mateo, CA, California

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.9

 

Legislation: Possession of 28.5 grams or less of marijuana is not an arrestable offense. As long as the offender can provide sufficient identification and promises to appear in court, the officer will not arrest the offender. Upon conviction of the misdemeanor charge the offender is subject to a fine of $100. Possession of greater than 28.5 grams is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500.

Possession of 28.5 grams or less of marijuana on school grounds when the school is open is punishable by up to 10 days in jail and a $500 fine. Possession of greater than 28.5 grams or more of marijuana in a school zone is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500.

Law enforcement: The cops don’t really care

I’ve smoked walking down the street(im underaged) and walked right past cops

Where to buy marijuana: beresford skate park – anyone there will be very helpful. if you seem like a cop though the area will get cleared quickly

Marijuana prices: It really depends on how well you know the dealer.

More information: if you’re going to smoke don’t do it at a skate park

 

Placerville, CA, California

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.5

Legislation: marijuana legal we have a medical marijuana shop opening up soon.

Possession of 28.5 grams or less of marijuana is not an arrestable offense. As long as the offender can provide sufficient identification and promises to appear in court, the officer will not arrest the offender. Upon conviction of the misdemeanor charge the offender is subject to a fine of $100. Possession of greater than 28.5 grams is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500.

Law enforcement: pretty leient with marijuana but the other hardcore drugs such as crank, heroin,acid they don’t tolerate.

Where to buy marijuana: on main street ask the locals they seem to be pretty cool just about everybody smokes here in placerville located about 2 hours from humboldt.

Marijuana prices: 20 a gram 50 an 1/8 200-300 an once if you are paying 300 and once then it better be the killer bomb

Marijuana brands: Jack herrer,Train wreck,puna gold we have alot of different kinds out here we dont go by the name so many people grow and just make up a name so we go by the looks

 

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, California

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3

Legislation: Marijuana is technically permitted to cannabis club card (215) holders, but cops sometimes won’t take the card seriously, so they might confiscate your stash or plants.

Law enforcement: Very little crime goes on in this small city, so cops are usually on the lookout for young adults smoking at night. (Generally in cars, parks, or behind local businesses.) Be careful.

Where to buy marijuana: Cook’s Corner, (a famous motorcylce spot/restaraunt), would be the most ideal place to look. Just head into the canyon at the end of RSM or ask someone where it is. As with most towns, the best deals go through by knowing someone local.

Marijuana prices: 1 gram ~ 15$ (quality)

1/8th ~ 50-60$

1 Ounce ~ 375-500$

Marijuana brands: Not much weed is grown in RSM, some stuff comes from northern california; the rest comes usually from home growers.

More information: The safest place to smoke and not get caught is in the canyon, at the end of RSM. (just ask a local)

 

Redding, California

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.5

Legislation: Possession of 28.5 grams or less of marijuana is not an arrestable offense. As long as the offender can provide sufficient identification and promises to appear in court, the officer will not arrest the offender. Upon conviction of the misdemeanor charge the offender is subject to a fine of $100. Possession of greater than 28.5 grams is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500.

If prop 5 passes on Nov. 4 it will only be a traffic violation to possess less than an ounce for those without a medical recommendation! Vote yes on 5!

Law enforcement:

Some cops will just make you dump out your bud and crush it up, some will cite you. most cops aren’t worried about a little bud. they are looking for the harder drugs.

Where to buy marijuana: go to the skatepark any afternoon when school is out or on the weekends. Ask basically anyone there. Or go to the mall and walk around and look for someone who looks like a stoner.

Marijuana prices: 15/gram

40-45/eighth

Depending on who you buy from, $10/gram is not uncommon in redding at all.

$10 a gram in harvest time. I know a lot of people that pay $50 an eighth in the late winter, spring, and early summer. Right now, everyone’s harvesting, and it’s EVERYWHERE!! It’s hella cheap, as low as $2700 a pound.

Marijuana brands: Trainwreck, afghan goo, etc…hash, oils, and edibles are a little harder to find.

Purps. All sorts of purple strains are floating around.

More information: Redding has a lot of good bud going around. Especially in the summer/fall. It comes from up in the mountains around redding. a lot is outdoor grown that comes from around redding, and indoor from people in the actual city. There are some smoke shops, but they are wary of helping you find weed. Go blaze sitting by the Sacramento river !

 

Palo Alto, CA, California

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4

Legislation: Marijuana is illegal, but everyone smokes it. From the high school kids, at Gunn and Paly, to the Stanford students, to the suburban mothers, Palo Alto is a weed hungry town.

Possession of 28.5 grams or less of marijuana is not an arrestable offense. As long as the offender can provide sufficient identification and promises to appear in court, the officer will not arrest the offender. Upon conviction of the misdemeanor charge the offender is subject to a fine of $100. Possession of greater than 28.5 grams is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500.

Law enforcement: The police are easy to avoid. On Stanford campus you can pretty much smoke anywhere because Stanford Security patrols that area and they don’t really care. Other good places to smoke are San Francisquito Creek (in the dry season) or just walking down a residential street at night (make sure to keep moving.) If a cop rolls up on you, my advice is to just play it cool. As long as he didn’t see you smoking and you play it cool you probably won’t get searched. If they try to bust you just run like hell through somebodies backyard and they’ll probably give up on chasing you after a couple blocks.

Where to buy marijuana: Lytton Plaza on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto is usually teaming with dealers. Most of them are College students. Just go up to someone who looks sketchy and ask if they have any bud.

Town and Country Shopping Center is another place to go if Lytton Plaza is empty. This place isn’t as reliable, but you might run into a dealer if school is in session or has just ended.

Marijuana prices: Usually it goes

$20 for about 1.5 grams

$40/$45 for 1/8 ounce

$80/$90 for 1/4 ounce

$200 for 1 ounce

Marijuana brands: In Palo Alto you get alot of Purple strains. Most of the stuff comes from the Cannabis Clubs in San Francisco so there’s endless variety. Sometimes dealers will tell you what strain your getting.

General Calfornia Information:

Legislation: In California since 1996’s Prop 215 anyone “recommended” (not prescribed—doctors nationwide can’t prescribe cannabis but they can under freedom of speech laws recommend it informally for your condition/illness) marijuana has been able to use it in their home legally now in quantities “Under the [statewide] guidelines, qualified patients and/or their primary caregivers may possess no more than eight ounces of dried marijuana and/or six mature (or 12 immature) marijuana plants. However, S.B. 420 allows patients to possess larger amounts of marijuana when such quantities are recommended by a physician. The legislation also allows counties and municipalities to approve and/or maintain local ordinances permitting patients to possess larger quantities of medicinal pot than allowed under the new state guidelines. [For detailed information on county or municipal medical marijuana guidelines [whether your area allows greater than 8 ounces to be possessed, etc.], please visit: http://www.safeaccessnow.net/countyguidelines.htm Oakland, for example, allows more than most counties]”

Thus if you are recommended cannabis you can visit the cannabis dispensaries (pharmacies supplying only medical marijuana to patients displaying proof of recommendation and residence in California) but some counties have banned the dispensaries in their area. Nonetheless there are many dispensaries in LA (over 100) and some in Northern California especially towards the coast. Or you can grow the applicable amount you want legally. If a police officer discovers you are in possession of cannabis showing them an ID card from your county will make them leave you alone faster (optional, costs over $100 a year). Under state law your marijuana use will be 100% legal in your home. Federal laws against medical marijuana don’t change the way California (or any other) state police officers and courts treat medical marijuana—only state laws do. California state law protects all doctor-recommended medical marijuana users as long as they don’t go over the quantity limits and don’t sell their cannabis to anyone. Thus medical marijuana is quite legal in California and many have gotten legal protection for their medical use for a wide variety of conditions not yet allowed in the other 11 medical marijuana states: e.g., Migraine, Arthritis, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), PMS, Severe Anxiety and many other conditions where marijuana is useful and effective.

source: CANORML.org and NORML.com [California and National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws] and MPP.org [Marijuana Policy Project]

Law enforcement: Medical marijuana users with doctor recommendations are fully legally protected in California for amounts up to at least 8 ounces and/or 6 mature (or 12 immature) plants in their home (certain counties listed here http://www.safeaccessnow.net/countyguidelines.htm allow more and certain conditions allow larger quantities sometimes). State police officers must not arrest you if you can show an identification card ($100 or so per year) or show your doctor-written proof of recommendation paper. As long as you keep within the legal quantity. 99% of marijuana arrests in the USA are done by state police officers according to MPP.org so as long as your medical marijuana use is legal in California you will not to have any problems as long as you follow state rules.

Where to buy marijuana: Medical users can buy at a dispensary (over 150 in the state, mostly in LA and the SF Bay area on the coast) with full legal protection to the quantities they are allowed. Also if an authorized medical user buys off the street they cannot be arrested for doing so as long as they can display a medical marijuana identification card ($100 or so a year) or show their written doctor’s proof of recommendation. Or they could grow their own to the amounts allowed.

More information: California is a pioneering medical marijuana state; the first “effective” American medical marijuana state since 1996 and the one that allows use for the most conditions (marijuana has shown anecdotal and scientifically proven results for many conditions, more than the 4 or 5 conditions (cancer/nasuea/chemotherapy side effects, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, glaucoma, or MS or anorexia that the other 11 states have legalized use when recommended (though Maryland has the least protection according to MPP.org)) Plus California has decriminalized other marijuana use to a $100 fine for under an ounce possession and fines for paraphrenalia; no jail time and some cities have set marijuana use in general as the lowest law enforcement priority thus ignoring small time possession much more often.

 

Pasadena, CA, California

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.9

Legislation: Proposition 215 in California since July 19, 2002, also known as the Compassionate Use Act of 1995, legalizes medical Marijuana use: “The possession and cultivation of marijuana is no more criminal — so long as (the law’s) conditions are satisfied — than the possession and acquisition of any prescription drug with a physician’s prescription.” CA Chief Justice Ronald George.

Law enforcement: Not present, not interested.

There are no police, even if there are, they are not worried about some pot smoker. You can walk down the street smoking a blunt, joint, whatever and if a cop rolls by, most will just keep going. If you get caught somehow, the cops will just take your weed, and tell you not to do it again, sometimes they might even let you go with just a warning. It depends how you act towards the cop.

Where to buy marijuana: just ask a couple younger people they’ll know. If you can’t do that then go to the frisbee golf course you can always find weed there.

Marijuana prices: 40-75 per 1/8 depending on the quality of the weed

Marijuana brands: everything

More information: smoke and eat lucky boy… Breakfast burritos. forreal