It differs depending on whether the possession is for medical purposes or recreational purposes.
Patient in possession for medical purposes: There is no true set amount. You can possess any amount of cannabis reasonably related to your medical needs. However, it is recommended that patients stick around the limits of 8 ounces and 6 mature and 12 immature plants.
Adult Individual in possession for non-medical or recreational purposes: 6 plants and up to 1 ounce, and up to 4 grams of concentrated cannabis.
Cultivation. You may cultivate for other patients, but you should organize yourself properly to avoid criminal prosecution and/or conviction.
What paperwork do I need? It varies. At a minimum, you need patient recommendations and membership agreements.
What else? Your operations must comply with the Attorney General Guidelines.
Edibles. You may legally make edibles and sell them, but be sure to comply with the Attorney General Guidelines and applicable health requirements. You should also have documentation demonstrating that all cannabis is obtained from and given to individuals inside of a proper collect/cooperative.
Concentrates: concentrates can be legal to produce depending on the method of extraction. They are almost always legal to possess.
Is it legal to SELL flowers/edibles/concentrates to dispensaries?
Yes, but protect yourself with the proper business organization to prevent a criminal prosecution and/or conviction.
What paperwork do I need?
It varies, but at a minimum, you should become a member of the dispensary that you are proving product to and keep transaction records.
If I incorporate and pay taxes, will the government come after me?
No. This is a paranoid myth. Today there is no reason not to form as a legal business. Don’t wait until it’s too late!
How much cannabis can my business grow/possess?
In California, a collective is entitled to cultivate and possess an amount of cannabis reasonably related to the aggregate needs of its patients. Simply put, you can possess or cultivate all of the cannabis for all of your patients’ needs. Their need will likely vary, but you may use the MMP amounts as a guideline: 8oz per patient, and 6 mature or 12 immature plants per patient.
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