Sparking up in Los Angeles is a bucket list adventure for cannabis smokers around the world. There’s something magical about buying weed legally in California, particularly Los Angeles. But because weed is still not legal federally and frowned upon in other parts of the world, traveling to LA to buy and smoke weed can still be a tad intimidating.
For starters, medicinal patients, 18 and older, in California will be served at dispensaries only if they have a local address. Meanwhile, recreational retailers are open to the public, but only 21 and older. And while smoking a blunt in the Hollywood Hills, overseeing the city sounds romantic, there are other things to keep in mind.
California Cannabis Law
According to the California Department of Cannabis Control, some “cities and counties may have stricter laws” cannabis laws than the other parts of the state. Though California is legal, be familiar with local city and county rules by visiting their websites.
Cannabis regulations differ based on the intended use, with medicinal users receiving certain benefits. The possession limit is higher for these users, and they can grow more plants at home if their physician recommends it. Moreover, if the physician recommends it, they may purchase more weed each day.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that driving under the influence of weed is illegal and carries the same penalties as drunk driving. Driving immediately after using cannabis, according to the California Department of Cannabis Control, can increase the risk of accidents by 25 to 35 percent due to the THC in weed.
And can affect coordination, reaction time, attention span, decision-making abilities, and distance judgment. Therefore, users must find alternative means of transportation when using cannabis also known as ganja.
FAQ on Smoking Weed in Los Angeles
- Can I buy cannabis in California if I don’t have a California Identification/Driver’s License?
Yes. You can purchase weed in California with a valid identification card or driver’s license from another state. However, there are some things you have to keep in mind if you’re not a U.S. citizen. The thing is, in the U.S. cannabis is legal in some states but it remains illegal under U.S. federal laws. Tourists must consider other aspects like legal dispensaries, payment methods and other laws related to weed usage.
- Can I get weed delivered to my hotel room?
Yes, but the cannabis dispensary needs a retail license or a specific delivery license to deliver weed. For the best experience, stoners should choose a proper time to order the delivery because according to California regulations set by the Bureau of Cannabis Control, BCC, retailers may only sell and deliver cannabis goods between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Be aware that local jurisdictions may establish additional restrictions on operating hours.
- How much weed can I order and get delivered in a day?
It depends on different categories of cannabis. The legal maximum is 28.5 grams for non-concentrated products and eight grams for weed concentrate. With immature cannabis plants, a licensed retailer must not sell more than six.
- How old do I have to be to buy cannabis in California?
As we mentioned before, buyers must be 21 or older and go to licensed dispensaries with legal IDs/Driver Licenses. If consumer is 18 or older, they must have a valid physician’s recommendation after confirming the customer’s age, identity and the requirement for the physician’s recommendation.
- Do I have to go have a medical card to buy cannabis in California?
No. Weed is also recreationally legal. So you can pop up at a local dispensary or order online to make your purchases. You must be 21 or older to buy. No exceptions.
- Can I buy cannabis with my credit/debit card?
It depends on different dispensaries and delivery service providers. Buyers need to ask the dispensary or delivery service what payment options are available. The reason for the payment complications is that weed is illegal at the federal level and some banks might not accept cannabis purchasing. As an example, if you go to Hellapaxx.com or smokeonthewater.biz they allow you to use your credit card to buy cannabis. If all else fails, just keep cash handy. Cash for the win, every time.
- Can I die from an overdose on weed?
If people buy weed in a licensed dispensary, the answer will be “no.” BUT this is a question that should be asked to a primary healthcare physician.
- Where can I smoke weed in California without getting in trouble with the law?
Smoking weed in federal lands and other places open to the public is illegal. Users must not smoke on property that has a ban on weed.
- Can I smoke as a passenger in someone’s car?
The answer is no we don’t recommend this. Not in any vehicle. Just avoid the legal trouble.
- Can I travel with the cannabis I bought in California to another legal state? No, you cannot transport weed across state lines, even to places like Nevada, where recreational marijuana is legal. It’s also illegal to transport marijuana into Mexico and Canada. It is important to know that using and carrying weed in federal places is illegal and carrying pot in a plane is also illegal because marijuana is illegal under federal law and federal law governs airplane travel in this country.
Disclaimer: Make sure that when buying weed in Los Angeles, you’re purchasing from a credible delivery service or dispensary. Avoid underground cannabis markets or buying off the street. Be sure to consult with a primary care provider for questions and if weed is for you. When in doubt, ask. Still have more questions? Email us firstname.lastname@example.org.