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What to know: Legal marijuana in California

Last November's election legalized marijuana in California. The odor of smoked marijuana is no longer an indicator of criminal activity, which makes a huge difference on how police must now act.

Can anyone over 21 purchase marijuana? - Not yet, applications for cannabis businesses begin in December of 2017 and the first permits are expected January 2, 2018. After then, the businesses will start sales.  Sonoma seems to have started their sales off last month.

Where can I smoke Marijuana? - You can't consume marijuana in a public place or side walk or around children. Driving and boating are out. Your residence is a fine place to consume and there will also be consumption clubs where you can smoke in a social setting. Magnolia Wellness in Berkeley already is serving patients at their consumption area.

Can I grow marijuana? - Yes, I'm sure these adult use clubs will stock starter clones or seeds and each household can grow 6 plants (more with a med card). Don't carry more than an ounce of dried flowers or 8 grams of concentrate while traveling. At home you're allowed to have the harvest from 6 plants.

What's the price? - The price tends to tumble in states that legalize even if it starts out high. A local favorite here, Flow Kanna brand, already has eights for $35, expect that to drop to $25 or less.

What about edibles? - They are strong AF. Read the dose info on the package then follow it. It is extremely uncomfortable to over dose on THC, and ingested THC is a different THC than when smoked, so experience smokers beware. 

The marijuana industry in California is huge, nothing this size has come online yet. Look for tourism to be huge around LA and the Bay and points North.

Canary app delivers medical marijuana to your door - USA TODAY

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Canary app delivers medical marijuana to your door
USA TODAY
Need weed and don't want to leave the house? Two University of Washington students have come up with an app called Canary that allows medical marijuana patients to order pot and have it delivered to their door. "The easiest way we say it is that it's ...
Marijuana takeout? Seattle students create pot-delivery phone appWOKV

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New York will likely be the 23rd state to OK medical marijuana—just don't ... - Washington Post (b...

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Medical Marijuana has the possibility to do a lot of good for a lot of people who are in pain and who are suffering and are in desperate need of a treatment that can provide relief,” Cuomo said. “Some of these cases are the most heart wrenching cases ...


New York to legalize medical marijuana under new deal - New York Daily News

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New York to legalize medical marijuana under new deal
New York Daily News
ALBANY — New York is poised to become the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana. Under the deal Gov. Cuomo and legislative Democrats announced Thursday, patients won't be able to smoke the drug — instead, they'll have to ingest it as food or ...


New York Is Legalizing Medical Marijuana: Answers to All Your Burning Questions - New York Magazine

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New York Is Legalizing Medical Marijuana: Answers to All Your Burning Questions
New York Magazine
Members of the New York State Legislature have been trying to legalize medical marijuana for nearly two decades, and on Thursday Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders announced that they've finally reached an agreement that will allow sick ...


NY set to legalize medical marijuana - USA TODAY

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ALBANY, N.Y. – New York is poised to legalize medical marijuana in non-smokeable forms for patients with serious illnesses. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders announced Thursday an agreement that would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to ...
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Senate Could Follow House In Blocking DEA From Targeting Medical Marijuana - Huffington Post

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Senate Could Follow House In Blocking DEA From Targeting Medical Marijuana
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on Wednesday introduced a Senate amendment to the Justice Department budget bill that would restrict DEA agents and federal prosecutors from using allotted funds to pursue providers of and patients using medical marijuana in the 22 states and the ...
Rand Paul, Cory Booker Join Forces to Protect Medical Marijuana From FedsU.S. News & World Report
Bill would let medical marijuana patients own gunsUSA TODAY
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New York State Reaches Multiple Last-Minute Deals - Wall Street Journal

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New York State Reaches Multiple Last-Minute Deals
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But it wouldn't legalize smokable forms of the drug, making the effort much narrower in scope than many other medical-marijuana laws around the country. And it would allow the governor, upon recommendation by the state police superintendent or health ...


NY deal on medical marijuana reached - New York Daily News (blog)

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NY deal on medical marijuana reached
New York Daily News (blog)
New York is poised to become the 23rd state to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. But the deal announced by Cuomo with legislative leaders Thursday afternoon does not allow for the smoking of the drug. Instead, patients would have to ingest it ...


New York State Reaches Deal On Medical Marijuana, But There's A Huge Catch - Huffington Post

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At a press conference in Albany, Cuomo said he and legislative leaders had reached a deal to legalize the use of the drug for medical purposes. The Compassionate Care Act, the governor said, will make medical marijuana accessible to patients suffering ...


New York State Reaches Deal On Medical Marijuana, But There's A Huge Catch - Huffington Post

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At a press conference in Albany, Cuomo said he and legislative leaders had reached a deal to legalize the use of the drug for medical purposes. The Compassionate Care Act, the governor said, will make medical marijuana accessible to patients suffering ...


NY medical marijuana program to ban smoking, sunset in 7 years (video) - The Post-Standard

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Susan Rusinko, of Auburn, right, listens and tears up as Gov. Andrew Cuomo explains the compromises struck on a medical marijuana program for New York. The final legislation bans smoking and includes a seven-year sunset on the program. (Teri Weaver).


New York Leaders Reach Deal on Medical Marijuana - New York Times

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New York Leaders Reach Deal on Medical Marijuana
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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders announced on Thursday that they had an agreement on a pilot program to provide access to medical marijuana to sick New Yorkers, making the state one of the largest to embrace the drug as ...
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