If you’re under 21, simple possessions are considered civil offenses and not crimes. If you’re under 18, possession of any amount of weed is illegal. The penalty for it is $100. Additionally, you may have to undergo mandatory drug counseling or do community service. If you’re 18-20, possession of cannabis for recreational use is illegal and the penalty is $100 with no additional punishments.
If you’re 21 or older, you can possess up to an ounce of cannabis. However, possession of more than an ounce of weed for personal use is a misdemeanor charge. It can result in $500 in fines, half a year in jail, and probation if found guilty.
As per the new legislation act, it’s legal to possess up to 8 grams of cannabis concentrates. Possession of more than 8 grams of concentrated cannabis (in the form of cannabis oils, extract, dabs, etc.) is a felony and can lead to jail time if found guilty. Possession of hashish in California can result in being prosecuted as a felony or misdemeanor depending on the case.