Cannabis users, forget all your worries; we have formulated for you the ultimate list of questions you could possibly ask—along with their answers. From legal concerns to the medicinal, this blog aims to cover basic questions you’ve always wanted to ask.
Can You Get in Trouble if You’re Driving Around with Marijuana in Your Car?
If you’re driving with an “open container,” then yes the repercussions are pretty old school, and resemble, in most ways, laws about alcohol. There’s the possibility of a $100 fine in such a case, so it’s best not to drive around with an open container. For further clarification, an open container is any weed product (such as vape pens and bongs, or even hash infused edibles) which is displayed quite brazenly and publicly. If your product has a broken seal or if the authorities find cannabis flowers strewn around your car seat, you’re in for a $100.
If you’re driving back from a dispensary or need to have your dosage on you, store it in a sealed container. The only exception is patients of medical marijuana who can drive around with marijuana based products with broken seals.
How Would the Police Know How Much You’ve Had?
Although there’s no rule of thumb that dictates the measuring of weed intake in California, there’s one thing that always works: breath tests. But that’s for alcohol, isn’t it? Sure it is. If you’re driving around in a less than sober manner and are stopped, your breath will first be tested for alcohol. In the absence of alcohol breath, you’re going to an expert who can identify which drug is influencing you. A blood test might be part of the evaluation.
However, since blood tests can’t accurately determine whether you’re high or not (marijuana stays for long after being consumed. Additionally, the blood test could provide incorrect results a it’ll be influenced by how frequently you consume pot, your weight and total body fat. This is why policemen in many states now use a mouth-swab device which helps identify stoned drivers.
Is there a Delivery Service for Marijuana?
For medical marijuana, yes. In fact, most medical marijuana consumers get their medicine delivered right to their doorsteps. The task is performed by individuals who have a licence to legally carry and deliver the product to your house. However, do check with your locality and if they allow marijuana deliveries since many tend to forbid marijuana deliveries in their constituencies.
Could You Skip the Sales Tax on Marijuana Purchases?
You can if you’re a medical marijuana patient. Not only will you need a medical marijuana card but you’ll require medical marijuana identification from your state or country to evade sales tax.
Will Medical and Recreational Marijuana be Sold at the Same Store?
The new bill allows for both to be sold at the same establishment; however some licences can restrict a location to sell only one.
Will I be Fired Upon Failing a Drug Test?
LSD, ecstasy, heroin, and marijuana are all recognized as Schedule 1 drugs by the federal government. Since the federal government has changed no laws regarding the status of marijuana, you can be fired if you violate your workplace rules. In the event that you’re a patient using medical marijuana, you can talk with your employer and share your medical prescriptions, etc.
Can You Get Stoned in Public?
According to Proposition 64, nope. Consuming marijuana in public is strictly prohibited and considered illegal.
What Tax Do You Owe the Pot Sales?
There’s a sales tax ranging between 7.5 to 10% on all recreational products, which of course extends to marijuana. The sales tax is expected to go up. On the flipside, consumers of medical marijuana may be allowed exemptions under certain circumstances.
Can I Cultivate the Plant Myself?
If you’re of legal age (21 and older) you can grow a total of 6 marijuana plants. However, these must not be visible to the public. You can also carry 28.5 grams of weed or less.
About Leaf Insurance
Leaf Insurance is an independent agency based in California that provides insurance coverage to cannabis businesses, and connects them with reliable insurance companies. We can be reached at (323) 230-6111.