Recreational Consumers

Since the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016, laws are now in place to govern the recreational use of cannabis.  The information posted below is the most current version of a set of regulations that may undergo revisions in the future.  Click here for a helpful breakdown of the law.


Adults 21 and older can possess up to 28.6 grams (1 oz.) of cannabis flower and up to 8 grams of cannabis concentrate.  There is no smoking allowed in a moving car and no open containers allowed in the passenger area; you must keep it in a container or in your trunk.  Police searches based on smelling cannabis are no longer legal.  For more details on the new law, click the learn more button below.

Home grow

Tuolumne County currently has no ordinance in place to regulate personal recreational grows, and therefore the default is the state law.  This could change, but currently any adult 21 years old and over can grow up to 6 plants indoors or outdoors.  TCA suggests home growers be considerate of their neighbors and be reasonable about the placement and size of their plants when growing outdoors.  Growing next to schools, youth centers, daycare centers, and churches is not advised.  Distance, opaque fencing, use of greenhouses, and pruning are recommended forms of mitigating conflict within your immediate neighborhood.


Felony reduction

Depending on your criminal record and your felony conviction, you may be eligible to have your cannabis related felony reduced to a misdemeanor.  Click the learn more button below for a step by step process.