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Cannabis laws to know for 2018

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REDDING, Calif. - Starting January 1, marijuana will be legal for recreational use. Some cannabis changes will be statewide and some will depend on local government.

The statewide decisions apply to all California cities and don't require a permit of any kind.

Here are some of the things to know about cannabis that will be consistent throughout the state starting January 1, 2018:

  • If you are 21 years or older, you can have up to 28.5 grams (one ounce) in your possession. In your car, it must be in a sealed container or in the trunk. You cannot take any cannabis on the grounds of schools, daycares, or youth centers. 
  • You are not allowed to smoke or ingest cannabis in public.
  • You can grow up to six plants inside in any city.

Some new regulations will be determined by the local government and many cities haven't made decisions, yet.

In Redding, you can grow up to six plants outside if you have a medical permit. Redding hasn't yet made a decision about selling marijuana. City Manager Barry Tippin said that could be decided as early as March. Until then, it will be banned to sell in the city limits.

In Chico, buying and selling in the city limits is banned.

The City of Shasta Lake does allow commercial sales within city limits.

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