With the holiday season among us, it's always important to remember that it's better to give than receive, and that guideline is also great for cannabis! What else could bring a smile to your loved one's faces like a dank bag of buds? With recreational legalization sweeping the nation in last month's election, it's important to be aware of the changing marijuana laws around you. Several marijuana legal states allow you to gift up to 1 ounce of marijuana flowers including: Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, California and Massachusetts, though Massachusetts is unique in that adults can posses up to 10 ounces in their home. Adults in California will only be able to receive marijuana as a gift from a generous friend who is also a medical marijuana cardholder. Nevada adults will also be able to gift up to 1 ounce, but must wait for the law to go into effect on Jan. 1. Last but not least, adults in Washington D.C. will be able to gift up to 2 ounces, while Maine adults will be able to gift up to 2.5 ounces once the law goes into effect which is currently TBD.
Thanks to voters who checked “yes” for recreational marijuana legalization on this year’s election ballot, gift-giving during the holidays is about to get a lot more dank. But just because recreational marijuana is legal in a state doesn’t necessarily mean you can just give it away willy nilly. Make sure your holiday good cheer doesn’t come with a side of incarceration by using this handy guide to cannabis gift giving, organized by state.