Amador County is located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California in the United States. In a census conducted in 2010, Amador County’s population was estimated at just over 38,000. The seat of Amador County is Jackson. Like many other counties, Amador County has a sizeable population of medical marijuana patients as well as casual marijuana users. Given the considerable number of agricultural industries in the county, Amador County is also home to a flourishing medical marijuana industry.
Marijuana Laws in Amador County
As mandated by county marijuana laws, residents of Amador County are limited to the cultivation of no more than six mature marijuana plants or twelve immature plants. Residents of the county are also legally allowed to possess no more than eight ounces of bud in addition to plants cultivated within the legal limits.
As part of the state of California however, residents of Amador County are also subject to the laws of the state governing marijuana use and possession. According to California law, residents that possess 28.5 grams of marijuana or less are to be charged with a civil infraction, which is a non jailable offense. However, offenders will be required to pay a fine of $100. In excess of this amount however, offenders may be sentenced to a jail term not lasting more than six months, with a fine of not more than $500.
Amador County’s Cultivation Laws
Cultivation of marijuana in Amador County is only allowed to patients that have been prescribed medical marijuana by their physician. This privilege is also given to caregivers of such patients. In either case, cultivation of marijuana is strictly for personal use only. People found in violation of these laws may be sentenced to a maximum of sixteen months in state prison. The sale of marijuana in any amount is treated much more harshly as a felony offense, which carries with it a possible two to four year prison sentence.