As of January 1, 2018, recreational marijuana is legal to purchase and use in California. The new law makes it legal for adults 21 or over to purchase up to an ounce of marijuana, and also mandated standards of testing for purity, efficacy, and safety.
You will need a valid government-issued ID, but it doesn’t have to be from California. Options include a driver’s license; a military ID with a picture and date of birth; or a passport issued either by the U.S. or by other countries.
Of course, there are some common sense limitations to the use of recreational pot: It is for use on private property only. Do not use it in public places. Smoking it is illegal wherever tobacco is prohibited (and it’s definitely not cool to smoke it in your vacation rental where it may cost you your security deposit). It is illegal to use while in a car, whether you are a driver or a passenger. And finally, do not try to take it home on a plane with you. That is a federal offense.
So where should you go? A poll of Palm Springs locals chose Joy of Life Wellness Center and Palm Springs Safe Access as the best local dispensaries. They carry the best selections with knowledgeable staff and good prices.
Joy of Life Wellness Center
142 W Oasis Road
Palm Springs CA 92262
Palm Springs Safe Access
1247 S Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs CA 92264