Rules on Using Cannabis in San Francisco

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Purchasing and consuming cannabis if you are 21 or older is permissible in California. Although there are rules, you need to follow, much like cigarettes and alcohol.

In San Francisco, purchasing, selling, and growing cannabis

You can only purchase cannabis from stores that are approved. Adults can purchase and keep cannabis:

  1. Up to 28.5 grams (1 ounce) of cannabis
  2. Up to 8 grams of cannabis with concentrated concentration

In your home or in a locked and enclosed yard, you can grow up to 6 cannabis plants. It must not be publicly accessible, and the owner of the property must authorize it. You can buy, keep, and produce more if you have a medical marijuana ID card.

Safeguarding your cannabis 

Cannabis and cannabis items must be kept away from kids and pets. Cannabis is unsafe for children below the age of 21 and pets. It contains many hazardous chemicals that can affect the health of both of them.

For medicinal usage, cannabis

You need a Medical Marijuana ID card or a doctor’s referral in order to purchase medical cannabis. When you purchase cannabis with a Medical Marijuana ID card, you do not pay sales tax. Also you can for your own use, cultivate up to 12 cannabis plants or Purchase up to 8 ounces of flowers. If your doctor suggests it, you can purchase even more than 8 ounces.

Using cannabis in San Francisco

You can’t smoke, eat, vaporize, or use marijuana in public locations, such as parks and sidewalks, near a school or anywhere with kids (in areas like day care centers, you can’t even bring cannabis) or some buildings inside, such as workplaces, restaurants and bars, entertainment venues, and common multi-unit housing areas and at public outdoor activities, such as music festivals, street fairs and parades. Generally, in areas where you do not smoke cigarettes, you can’t smoke or vaporize cannabis.

When the owner permits it, you can use cannabis in private residences. In a San Francisco marijuana dispensary that has a consumption area, you can consume cannabis.


It is illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis and you can be convicted, charged, and disqualified from your license. In a car with an uncovered cannabis bottle, you cannot drive or ride. It is necessary to seal or hold cannabis in the trunk.

Cannabis at work

Employers are also willing to:

  1. Have a alcohol-free workplace
  2. Requiring drug checks for staff
  3. Send you away because you use cannabis at work
  4. Fire you, demote you, or take any measures for cannabis use against you

Federal regulations

The federal government also considers cannabis to be an illicit drug. For purchasing or using cannabis on federal property, you may be arrested or charged.

Status of Immigration

Using cannabis or working in the cannabis dispensary San Francisco industry will hurt your immigration status if you are not a U.S. citizen. Before leaving the United States or applying for naturalization, you can get legal advice.

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Violet Rae Murphy: Violet, a biotech analyst, covers advances in health technology, biotech innovations, and the future of personalized medicine.