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San Diego, California Recreational Cannabis Laws
Prohibition is over and that is a beautiful thing. So what does it all mean? San Diego marijuana laws are much like San Diego alcohol laws but more strict. Recreational marijuana use only became legal on January 1st, 2018 so the laws aren’t well know. Violation of California Cannabis laws carry stiff fines and can include jail time. A good rule of thumb is if it feels illegal it probably is. Please educate yourself on the California marijuana laws before you purchase, use or travel with cannabis in San Diego. Below you will find answers to the most common questions regarding the new San Diego cannabis laws but you should independently verify these laws are correct at the time of your visit.
Where can I buy weed in San Diego, California?
Weed can be purchased from a licensed dispensary or from a licensed delivery service. This is harder to do than you might think. While the licensing is has slowly allowed a very few dispensaries to operate legally, many of the California dispensaries still don’t have a license to legally sell weed.
Is it legal to smoke marijuana in San Diego, California?
On January 1st 2018 the recreational use of marijuana became legal in California for people over 21 years old.
Can I get a DUI from smoking marijuana?
Just like Alcohol, you can get a DUI from smoking weed. There is currently no statewide device used to test how impaired you are so if you are pulled over the officer can require you to perform a field sobriety test. It is also a ticketable offense to consume pot while driving, have an open container of marijuana or weed product in the car.
Can I smoke weed at parks or beaches in San Diego?
Nope! You can not smoke weed at in public anywhere in San Diego.
Do I need a Medical Marijuana Card to buy cannabis in San Diego?
Prohibition is over! The recreational use of marijuana is legal in California for people over 21 years old.
Can I be high in public?
No. Just like being too drunk in public can land you in jail or a ticket, so can being high in public.
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