411 on 420 in WeHo

Recreational use of weed is now legal in California (CA) since the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, known locally as Proposition 64, passed in November 2016. What does Prop 64 mean for visitors from other states and countries? We’re diehard rebels, but West Hollywood is not quite Amsterdam.

So, what are the recreational weed laws in California?

West Hollywood City Marijuana Regulations

How old do I need to be to legally consume recreational weed?

21-years old

How much weed can be carried on my person?

1 ounce (28.5 grams) or 8 grams of concentrates

Can we smoke in public? Or in our hotel room?

That’s a resounding NO! Recreational consumption (smoking or eating) is not permitted in public or inside hotels, restaurants and other public commercial spaces.

What about while driving?

You risk DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charges if driving (or even riding) in a moving vehicle with an open container of marijuana.

Can US citizens who live in another state—even one where marijuana is not legal—use recreational pot?

For visitors outside of California, a valid photo ID (such as a drivers license, passport, or other government-issued ID card) is required for entry into a licensed recreational dispensary. Employees will ensure you are over over the legal age of 21, and put your information on file before allowing entrance into the facility.

Do note, many dispensaries do not accept credit cards, cash only.

Can non-US citizens (even those from countries where weed is legal) travel with marijuana in the U.S.?

No, it is not allowed for residents and visitors to transport marijuana across state lines. Marijuana is still an illegal drug under federal law and post-security areas at airports are ruled by federal agencies. Similar regulations apply for driving over state lines.

Are there recreational marijuana shops in West Hollywood?

Yes, there are a few. Just remember, you can’t enjoy your purchase in the store or in public.

Alternative Herbal Health Services
7828 Santa Monica Blvd.
(323) 654-8792

Los Angeles Patients & Caregivers Group
7213 Santa Monica Blvd.
(323) 882-6033

8208 Santa Monica Blvd.
(323) 848-7981

Zen WeHo
8464 Santa Monica Blvd.
(323) 656-6666

Disclaimer: While we have gathered some marijuana-related information, we are in no way offering legal advice. It’s always best to talk to a lawyer for that!

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