No Grey Area About Marijuana Laws

Published : Friday, April 26, 2019 | 5:53 AM

Photo courtesy of South Pasadena Police Dept.

An arrest this week in South Pasadena puts into sharp focus what may be widespread confusion about the legality of marijuana in California and what you can do, and better not do.

South Pasadena police said an officer, conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle at Mission Street and Fremont Avenue on Wednesday afternoon about 3 p.m., could smell a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the inside the vehicle.

The driver allegedly admitted to transporting marijuana edibles in his vehicle when questioned, and said he intended to mail them at the post office.

Police reported a search of the vehicle turned up a large quantity of edibles that had an estimated value of over $15,000.00.

The suspect was arrested for unlawful transportation of marijuana.

With newer marijuana regulations in place, police said the incident serves as a reminder that unless a license is issued by the California Bureau of Marijuana Control, it is still illegal to transport any marijuana products with the intent to sell.

Even if there is no intent to sell, a person is prohibited from giving away more than 28.5 grams of marijuana and must not furnish it to a minor, police said.

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