California Marijuana Possession Laws
28.5 grams or less (18 and older):
Penalty: Maximum fine of $100.
28.5 grams or less (under 18)
Penalty: Misdemeanor with up to 10 days in a detention center and a maximum $250 fine.
28.5 grams or less while on school grounds:
Penalty: Misdemeanor with up to 10 days in jail and maximum $500 fine.
Over 28.5 grams:
Penalty: Misdemeanor with up to 6 months in jail and a maximum $500 fine.
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