San Bernardino County is located in California’s southern section. Covering an area more than 20,100 miles, San Bernardino County is the United States’ largest county. In fact, San Bernardino County is larger than 9 states and 71 nations. In the 2010 census, the county’s population was estimated at just over 2,035,200, which is a significant increase from 2000’s population of 1,709,400. One of the counties comprising the Inland Empire region, San Bernardino County is bordered by the Colorado River and Nevada. The seat of the county is San Bernardino.
San Bernardino County’s Marijuana Policies
Possession of small amounts of marijuana is decriminalized under California marijuana law, and this applies to San Bernardino County as well. Possession of 28.5 grams or less considered only a civil infraction, with a $100 fine. For amounts exceeding 28.5 grams however, there is the possibility of a 6-month jail sentence along with a $500 fine.
The only individuals legally allowed to cultivate and process marijuana in San Bernardino County are medical marijuana patients and caregivers of such patients. In order to be able to cultivate and process marijuana legally in San Bernardino County, patients and caregivers will first have to secure a marijuana ID card issued by the state of California. 6 mature plants or 12 immature plants and 8 ounces of bud is the maximum limit that each patient can possess. This limit also applies to every patient under the caregiver’s care.
Only legal dispensaries are allowed to sell marijuana in California. All other offenders face a possible prison term of 2 to 4 years for selling marijuana regardless of amount. Selling marijuana to a minor merits an even harsher sentence, with a potential 3- to 5-year prison sentence for offenders. Individuals under the age of 21 who are caught selling marijuana may also have their driver’s license revoked for one year.