California voters approved Prop 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) in the November 8 election this year. The approval removed many penalties for cannabis usage used for non-medicinal purposes. One of the largest advantages is that individuals who were once convicted of a felony related to cannabis usage can have some charges reduced to misdemeanors.
Prop 64 calls into question many critical and fundamental differences between Prop 215, the Compassionate Use Act, which was passed 20 years ago. It led to the State of California becoming one of a handful of states that allowed marijuana to be used for medicinal purposes.
The Differences Between Prop 215 and Prop 64
Prop 215, also referred to as MCRSA, was a breakthrough in California’s legislature regarding the use of cannabis. However, with the passing of Prop 64, or AUMA, cannabis usage is further decriminalized in many instances. For example, adults will be allowed to possess an ounce of cannabis plant, or eight grams of concentrate, and keep up to six marijuana plants in their home.
Click here to see some of the major differences between Prop 215 and Prop 64
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