On November 8, 2016, Proposition 64, the Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), was passed by the voters of California. The law makes it legal for adults over the age of 21 years to possess, process, transport, purchase, and obtain marijuana. It also allows for the personal cultivation of up to six marijuana plants. The AUMA creates a state regulatory and licensing system for the commercial cultivation, testing, distribution, and manufacturing of non-medical marijuana and marijuana products beginning in 2018.
The City of Long Beach does not allow for the commercial sale, cultivation, testing, distribution, or manufacturing of non-medical (recreational) marijuana and marijuana products.
Recreational marijuana businesses will not be allowed to operate until the state and/or city begins issuing licenses.