Summary of Recreational Marijuana Rules

On November 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, known as the “Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act” which includes many changes to State law in regard to recreational use of marijuana. In addition, the City of Camarillo adopted an Ordinance which includes a number of provisions regarding recreational marijuana. This article summarizes some of the provisions of Proposition 64 and the City Ordinance.

Proposition 64 includes the following restrictions:
• NO smoking or ingesting marijuana or marijuana products in a public place which includes any place, public or private, reasonably accessible to the public without a barrier. (Examples: Streets, sidewalks, parks, parking lots);

• NO smoking marijuana in a location where smoking tobacco is prohibited by state or local laws;

• NO smoking marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, day care center, or youth center, while children are present at those locations, unless in or upon the grounds of a private residence and the smoke is not detectable;

• NO smoking, ingesting, or possessing marijuana at a school, day care center, or youth center while children are present;

• NO smoking or ingesting marijuana while the driver of, or a passenger in, a motor vehicle, boat, or aircraft;

• LIMITS on possession: 28.5 grams of non-concentrated marijuana or 8 grams of marijuana in a concentrated form. One ounce = 28.3495 grams.

City Ordinance includes these restrictions:
• NO marijuana businesses of any type including, but not limited to, cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and testing laboratories;

• NO outdoor cultivation;

• NO delivery of marijuana except for deliveries of medical marijuana by a caregiver to a qualified patient.

• LIMITS on indoor cultivation. No more than six plants inside a private residence (or in a secured residential accessory structure) subject to three requirements: (a) consent of Property Owner; (b) compliance with Building Code; and (c) no gas products (CO2, butane, etc.) used in connection with the indoor cultivation. The City Ordinance will remain in effect until further notice.