Changes in California criminal law
The Alameda County Superior Court has posted information on its website about changes that the passage of Proposition 64 – The Adult Use of Marijuana Act – brings to criminal procedures. Here are the links:
- Prop 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act
- Effective November 9, 2016, Proposition 64 (the Adult Use of Marijuana Act) legalizes specific personal use and cultivation of marijuana for adults 21 years of age and older.
- Prop 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act: minors and the law
Proposition 64 does not decriminalize marijuana-related offenses for minors, but it does amend existing statutes to provide that most marijuana-related offenses for minors are infractions. In addition, Proposition 64 limits the penalties that can be imposed when a minor commits a marijuana-related offense to drug education or counseling and community service.
General information about Proposition 64:
- Voter information from the CA Secretary of State
- Text of the proposition – Control, Regulate, and Tax of Adult Use of Marijuana control-regulate-and-tax-adult-use-of-marijuana-act-proposition-64-nov-2016
Looking for more information on the regulation of marijuana use? Or participatory MCLE credits before the deadline?
Alameda County Law Library will be offering a repeat of its sold-out MCLE program – Cannabis Law: Present & Future – on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Noon. Online registration at http://tinyurl.com/zsvylhj. Seating is limited, so don’t space out about registering and miss out on this class.