While cannabis is legal both medically and recreationally in California, this does not mean that you can buy and possess whatever you want. There are still restrictions on how much cannabis you can buy in a day, depending on whether you use it for medicinal or recreational purposes and what kind of cannabis products you buy.
What are the daily cannabis purchase limits in california?
With a medical marijuana card, you can buy up to 8 ounces. of dried hemp flower daily.
Dispensaries are limited to selling no more than one ounce. From the hemp flower to any adult in a day.
Consumers with a medical marijuana card can buy up to 8 grams of cannabis oil per day, but they can have more than that at a time if a doctor recommends it.
Recreational marijuana users can legally purchase up to 8 grams of cannabis oil in a single day, just as medical marijuana users can.
Medical marijuana users can buy food items up to 2,000 mg of THC per day, knowing that this is the maximum amount you’ll find in any package.
For recreational marijuana users, food items have a daily purchase limit of 1,000 mg and no more than 10 mg per serving.
Does this vary by city?
Purchase limits are government regulations and not regulations imposed by city governments. This means that regulations for marijuana purchase limits will be the same from city to city. However, some cities allow more flexible tenure rules for medical users as advised by their doctors.
On the other hand, some cities have chosen to ban the cannabis trade, which means that consumers cannot purchase any legal cannabis in those cities in person. Many cannabis consumers in these embargoed cities can still get delivery. In this case, the above restrictions will apply.
Do dispensaries or deliveries keep track of how much you buy?
Yes they do. When you go to the dispensary in person, you need to provide your name and legal identity. Then, when you check out, you will need to give the cashier your information again so that your receipt can be saved under your name and identity. This allows the amount of cannabis you buy to be saved in the database for the day. The same process follows delivery services, except that it’s more obvious when you enter your information yourself at check-out.