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

 

Santa Barbara, CA, California

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

 

Legislation: You can refer to the California cities; nothing is different here. There is a dispensory nearby and a couple more within an hour’s drive.

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: Look, I.V. appears to be Lord of the Flies–kids running the island– but the I.V. Foot Patrol and Goleta cops are both looking for easy busts. They won’t look too hard but if they catch you, don’t expect to get out of a ticket, a fine and some time at the stupid Zone Oseca (however it’s spelled) courses. I never got caught (Jah be praised), but your chances are good of getting a possession ticket (they also are strict about booze even though everyone is drunk 8 nights a week).

Mainly patrol downtown, especially state street. Undercovers sometimes check downtown beach parking lots, just get out of your car and check out the beach and you shouldn’t have a problem, just keep an eye open.

Where to buy marijuana: If you are an out of towner, don’t just go up to someone on the street and ask. People are VERY friendly here, strike up a convo and mention. If you talk to one person, your odds are good, if you talk to ten, well, you’d have to be at some Mormon fraternity not to score.

Marijuana prices: $40-60 for an eighter, 70-110 for a quadaroon, 130-180 for a half zone. From there the prices vary a lot; there is a ton of herb in this town. I would estimate that every fourth house not only has a smoker but someone moving a little something at least.

Marijuana brands: Wide variety but TOP shelf stuff comes from the dispensories or a great friend. Your run of the mill stuff here is a helluva lot better than most places’ top notch, but compared to LA, San Diego, most of NorCal as well, eh, I’d say the buds are a little less favorable but also the prices are a little better if you know anyone at all.

Dispensories have top quality and plenty of students and other people will grow the clones they sell.

This is mostly I.V., the area near UCSB. Goleta is similar but more families are there, still if you look for college aged cats, pfft, no worries. Same with downtown but IV is the most convenient because of population density and demographics.

More information: Why is this the first entry on this kickass beach town? For shame, stoners 😉

This is a cool city, however downtown doesn’t offer as much for the under 21 crowd. Just like anywhere, you’ll have more fun if you have friends in the city. But the city is saturated with marijuana, so just play smart and you shouldn’t have any problems.

Santa Clarita, 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.

Law Enforcement: in LA 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.

In santa clarita – Everything according to Los Angeles Law. Cops are everywhere but not usually on foot and people only care when your around the neigborhoods making noise. Aside from that, its pretty chill. Cops usually take your bud away as long as its a little bit, under an oz, you should be fine. I’ve heard of those with scales getting screwed from the cops with huge tickets.

Where to Buy Marijuana in Santa Clarita: You can find it anywhere, the best spots are the condos on Sierra Highway, you can ask anyone there and as long as you look chill, you should be able to get it. Ask anyone who is of the ages of 15-25 in the area, mexican, white, black, it doesn’t matter. Everybody blazes here. They’ll hook you up good too. Newhall is where you get a lot of good stuff, but not a lot of chill transactions take place there. Valencia is where you’ll find a lot of High School Dealers, but they’ll hook you up phat. Saugus is the same as Valencia, you can find some dealers or someone who knows somebody as long as they fit the age group. If you walk around the Mall, the local community college (you can find someone toking in the parking lot) or are in the area of the high schools when they are.

Just ask around and soon enough you’ll find it.. The best times to look are in the day.

Santa Clarita Marijuana Prices: 1.0 (on the dot) $10-$15 for Regs (Chronic) 3.5-4.0 (1/8 of an OZ) – $40-50 for Regs (Chronic)

1.0 (on the dot) $20-$25 for Kush or Purple Kush 3.5-4.0 – $60-70 for Kush or Purple Kush

There are many prices available, I’ve gotten everything for different prices. Medical buds might cost a bit more, pretty standard pricing around the area. People are always willing to make deals with you and are pretty friendly.

Just ask around.

Brands: Dank Chronic, Regs (Just Chronic), Purple Haze, Sour Diesel, Purple Kush, Kush, Bubba Kush, Trainwreck, Green Crack, and anything from the Medical Clubs located nearby in LA. Get Kush if possible.

more information: Santa Clarita consists of Saugus, Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Canyon Country and Newhall. EVERYBODY blazes here. So you’ll have no trouble finding it. Dealers are very protective and can be shady at times. So ask them to weigh it out for you and always negotiate. Always get more than one dealer’s info that way you can shop around. The earlier the deal, the better. Nights are pretty hard to look for it unless you have a connect. The greatest thing about this area, is that its very safe. So don’t expect to get shot or anything, but you will get ripped off if you don’t know how to do business.

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.

 

Santa Cruz, 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.

Medical Marijuana is legalized by the State of California. Santa Cruz is home to some of the strangest, trippiest, and most liberal stoners in California. Pro-marijuana demonstrations and parades are normal. Most people smoke here, and are not too discreet about it.

Law Enforcement: Police in and around Santa Cruz don’t keep an eye out for marijuana users, though it probably would be a good idea to be discreet in the prescence of polive (i.e use the alley way instead of the main street). Once you get out of Santa Cruz and into neighboring cities the police become more hostile.

Our local reporter commented: “Almost none. Cops almost don’t care if they catch you smoking the will take it or break it. If the cops an ass he will write you a ticket at most 250$, but likely not going to happen.”

Where to Buy Marijuana in Santa Cruz: Most anywhere in Santa Cruz country is a good place to find good bud. Downtown SC, which is Pacific Ave, is full of head shops with friendly people who could point you in the right direction. Most everyone on the street are friendly and will point you in the right direction. Also try the Ranch Del Mar Shopping Center in Aptos, Ramsey Skate Park in Watsonville, and any shady kid walking the streets.

Santa Cruz Marijuana Prices:

40-45 an 1/8 and around 90 1/4. better prices of course if you know the guy but a dealer and gunna give a stranger a deal like that.

Our local reporter’s contribution:

” 5$ .4

10$ .7

15$ 1.0

45$ 1/8

90$ 1/4

250$ 1oz.

Brands: White Widdow, Purple, Bubble Magic, Traiin Wreck, What ever!

More information: Santa Cruz is a great place for crazy people and good weed. The people are friendly, and weed is a breeze to find. The local music scene is also great, with lots of punk, ska, reggae, and other great bands.

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.

Sante Monica, 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.

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.

The State of California has made it legal to carry up to an ounce on your person IF you have received a “prescription” from a doctor. This “prescription” allows you to get a “Cannabis card” which you can use to purchase marijuana from “Cannabis Clubs” (a physical establishment you can buy marijuana from with a card). Also, possesion of marijuana in the State of California is only a misdemeanor offense and is removed from your record after only 2 years (misdemeanor only applies if there is no intent to sell).

if you live in california and travel alot, just get a club card so you don’t have to worry and smoke in peace. if you have the extra cash for it, the peace of mind is worth every penny

Law enforcement: I was warned to look out for undercovers but personally didn’t encounter any problems. Just use common sense and don’t smoke in front of cops.

Where to buy marijuana: I was at the beach near the local junior college. Real easy. I was told that at Venice Beach, people smoke openly at times and it’s not too hard to find someone. Just walk around the beach. My hook was openly showing a catalogue of glass pipes. He was talking to someone so I walked up and hung out nearby. Sure enough, after he was done talking to the other person, he came right over asking me if i wanted any pipes. I just told him I was more interested in the stuff people use pipes for. He asked me if I was a cop and 5 minutes later we were in a bathroom stall checking out his products. Also had some amazing pipes that he claimed were made by him. Great guy, even warned me to never give my money in advance, but that’s a no brainer.

Marijuana prices: 1.0-1.4 for $20

Marijuana brands: everything? haha…

trainwreck

white widow

purple kush

grape ape

 

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 !

 

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)

 

North Highlands, CA, California

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

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

Law Enforcement: Police usually will hassle you if you are caught, and if you are under 18, they will probably dump your bag.

Where to Buy Marijuana in North Highlands: In North Highlands you can buy Marijuana from dealers everywhere to Street corners, Liquor stores, Clubs etc

North Highlands Marijuana Prices:

Dime – $10.00

Dub Sack – $20.00

Eighth – $45-$50.00

Quarter Ounce – $90.00

1/2 Ounce $170.00

Ounce $300.00

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.

Oakland, 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. Medical Marijuana is legalized by the State of California. The East Bay is home to a number of great Cannabis Clubs, some specializing in certain strains such as Purple and Kush. There is even a CC (Cannabis Club) in Walnut Creek that you must make an appointment and order in advance for sweet ganja!

Law Enforcement: You can basically smoke where ever and when ever you feel the need to, this is speaking for East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Hayward etc…) inahbitants mainly because of the different hostility in cops.

If you are driving around with anything less than an ounce of herb there is no real need to fear the cops. If you’re only hurting your body, buddy!

Where to Buy Marijuana in Oakland: If you walk down the street with the usual red eye you’ll most likely be approached by a stoner or two looking to sell or buy bud from you. We have a pretty large community of Cannabis lovers. So, if you are unable to buy your bud from a legal source, such as the CC, then all you need to do is take yourself to telegraph which joins Oakland and Berkeley and there you’ll be able to pick from all the stoners walking up and down the street. There tends to be a plethera of stoners where telegraph meets with the University of California.

Oakland Marijuana Prices: All prices vary by the quality of the bud and your relationship to the dealer.

Dimes: $5-$10

Grams: $10-$20

Half-eights: $15-$25

Eigths: $35-$55

Quarter: $80-$100

Half-Oz.: $135-$160

Ounces: $230-350

Brands: BlueBerry

BubbleBerry

Trainwreck

Super Silver Haze

Purple OG Kush

Sensai Star

Purple

Fruity Loops

Jack Frost

Basically anything you have ever heard of you can get it!

More Information: Who Got Purple? I got Grapes?

Yurple, Grapes = Purple Marijuana

If you are not native to the USA many prefers a blunt. Spliffs are nice and so are straight ganja filled joints but, if you are trying to attract local stoners while you’re staying here, a blunt will feel comfortable to everyone.

If you don’t know what a blunt is, it is when a cigar is split open and its innards are discarded and the left wrap is used as the rolling paper for the weed! Other names for blunts are, bleezies. For example, “Let’s smoke a bleezie beeezie and pick up some heem (hennesey) from the corna sto’ ”

see also: 20100202162913/http://www.taxandregulate.org/measurez.htm” target=”_blank”>http://www.taxandregulate.org/measurez.htm

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.