Prop 64

Adult Use of Marijuana Act

Prop 64, passed in November of 2016, made some big changes to California law. First, Prop. 64 legalized the possession, transport, purchase, consumption and sharing of up to one ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and older and permits adults to grow up to 6 plants at home. Second -- and most important for reentry purposes -- Prop. 64 either reduced or got rid of criminal penalties for many marijuana-related offenses, meaning that both currently-incarcerated people and people with old convictions can benefit. Prop. 64 enables people who are currently incarcerated or out on probation, post-release community supervision or parole for a marijuana offense to be “re-sentenced” and allows for formerly-incarcerated people who are no longer in custody or under supervision for a marijuana offense to have their conviction “re-classified” as a lower offense. Watch this video to learn more!