What You Need To Know About Legal Marijuana In San Francisco

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Consuming cannabis is becoming an ever-popular way for San Franciscans to unwind. As popularity grows, it’s becoming more important for people to know the facts about consuming cannabis legally, especially if you’re just visiting.

As San Francisco’s premier destination for recreational and medical cannabis, Flore Dispensary connects values with quality to serve our community in celebration of the amazing plant we call cannabis. Whether you’re in Castro, Mission, SoMa or Hayes Valley, we’ve got San Francisco covered with our top notch, Humboldt grown products and expertise.

A common obstacle for those looking to consume cannabis is to understand what is legal and what is not. Questions like, “Where can I legally smoke cannabis in San Francisco?” or “Where can I find a legal, licensed dispensary near me?” are important questions for both San Francisco residents and tourists. Luckily, California and the City of San Francisco have straightforward laws regarding the sale, transportation and use of cannabis.

How do I Legally Buy Cannabis In San Francisco?

In San Francisco and the rest of California, adults over the age of 21 can legally purchase cannabis products from state-approved dispensaries. 

The law permits individuals over the age of 21 to possess up to 8 grams of cannabis concentrate or one ounce of flower. San Francisco laws also allow adults to purchase up to a limit of 2,800 mg of THC edibles. After such limits, dispensaries are obligated to refuse sale to anyone attempting to purchase over 28 grams within a day. Fines for exceeding the limit total $100.

How Do I Know I’m Getting Quality Cannabis Products?

The safest way to purchase cannabis products in San Francisco is through a reputable, state licensed dispensary. San Francisco dispensaries are regulated by the San Francisco Department of Public Health and are vetted for compliance with legal standards.

Located in the heart of The Castro, Flore Dispensary is a great place to start. Serving the neighborhoods of Hayes Valley, Haight-Ashbury, Castro, Mission and Soma, our mission and practices are rooted in compassion, community and excellence. Visitors to our dispensary can rest assured that they are purchasing some of the finest quality cannabis offered in San Francisco. We work with master legacy growers and family farms from the famed Emerald Triangle. Our friendly staff will happily guide our guests through the purchasing process to ensure that they are getting the best product for their specific needs.

Lighting Up Legally

Smoking cannabis in public spaces is illegal in California under state law. It is a violation of the law to consume cannabis in any manner (smoke, vape or eat) in public, including bars and restaurants, workplaces, parks and sidewalks. Essentially, individuals are pretty much limited to cannabis use on private property. So save your smoke sesh for your house. Make sure your landlord or your apartment building is OK with smoking first.

It’s also illegal to consume cannabis while driving, and it is prohibited to transport your cannabis across any state lines, even if it’s legal in the state you’re visiting.

What Will Happen If I Get Caught Smoking In Public?

Anyone over the age of 18 caught consuming cannabis in a public space may be subject to a $100 fine. You can also receive a penalty of $250 if caught using marijuana within 1,000 feet of a daycare, youth center or school. You are permitted to smoke cannabis on private property near a school however, so long as the smoke is not detectable by those on the school’s grounds.

Marijuana laws in California and San Francisco are constantly evolving as the West Coast braces for tremendous growth in the cannabis industry. It’s always best to educate yourself on both state and city laws to avoid any unnecessary legal troubles. For now, stay up to date and enjoy responsibly!

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