Guide to Laws about Marijuana in Los Angeles
Most laws related to marijuana are made at the state level. See our Guide to Laws about Marijuana in California.
What are the laws regarding selling marijuana?
Currently in California it is legal to sell recreational marijuana, unless a particular city bans it. But you must get a special license to do so, and comply with regulations. Selling marijuana without a license can subject you to up to 6 months in county jail, and/or $500 fine, and/or civil penalties for each transaction! So don’t do it.
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If I buy marijuana from a shop, can I use it there?
It is up to each city or county to decide this. In West Hollywood, certain shops and cafes allow for on-site use. In the city of LA, currently it is NOT legal to use marijuana on-site at a pot shop. But the City Council is considering changing that.
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