The legalization of recreational marijuana in California through Proposition 64 is great news but has created some confusion. While possession of marijuana is legal in most circumstances not been made completely legal, the full schedule of punishments under California law has been shifted to make some actions legal or merely infractions while others remain misdemeanors or felonies.
The legislation, which was approved by voters in November 2016, made California the fifth state to legalize recreational marijuana. One underreported aspect is that it works retroactively. If you have a marijuana conviction on your criminal record, Prop 64 may allow you to get your record cleared. Here’s what you should know about clearing a marijuana charge under Prop 64. [Read more…]