Berkeley, CA, California
Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4
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: Let’s put it this way, there’s a park across the police station. I have smoked there too many times to remember. I have personally seen people do all kinds of drugs, get shit-faced and drink their brains out in the middle of a grass field at anytime of the day.
There have been 4/20 celebrations go down there with 20 or so groups of people smoking at one time. And these are people aging from 13 and younger (cutting school), to derelict old homeless folks. If you’re not stupid you’ll do just fine.
Where to Buy Marijuana in Berkeley: our most recent report is: “Telegraph ave. is the best place. usually some people in front of aemoba records.”
and also: ” I don’t live here, but was in town to visit a friend who neither smokes nor is connected. Therefore I checked the streets around telegraph avenue, just south of the university. There are at least 4 headshops there now, which is higher than I found in my previous visits. There are quite a few street vendors of various goods and many homeless people. I was about to approach one of these when I saw some teenagers sitting at a corner smoking. I went up to them and asked to “be hooked up.” They were quite nonchalant and one of them said he could supply me with some. I asked for 2 gms. He pulled some out from his stash and gave it to me in my hand (no bags). It was fairly good (although not as good as BC or Amsterdam bud), and not quite 2 gms. He asked for $40; I didn’t haggle. ”
A local reporter added: “there are several “pot clubs” within city limits, and many more outside them, where legally purchased dank is available.”
Berkeley Marijuana Prices:
Eighths run from shitty weed on the block for 30 to 40 bucks,to bomb ass dank from your folks, about $45 – $60 an eighth.
Quarters are useually $80 – $90. Most people who sell theyr Dank to the clubs also slang on the side. Cheaper that way. The clubs hike all prices by ten bucks a product. Useually this place is flooded. Hella people grow.
Weed food is also a delicious option with several professionally devoted culinary artists working in the area.
Brands: The bud I purchased was mid grade sinsemilla.
More Information: ater on that evening on the north side of campus (Euclid Ave) I saw some ladies smoking in public outside LaVals (a popular pizza place), which further confirmed the attitude towards Mj here.
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, 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/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.