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Siskiyou County

Siskiyou County is located in California’s northernmost section. It is encompassed by the Shasta Cascade region and shares borders with Oregon. The seat of Siskiyou County is Yreka. Known for its abundance of natural attractions and recreation spots, Siskiyou County experienced a period of immense growth during the Gold Rush of the 1800s. In the 2010 census, the population of Siskiyou County was estimated at approximately 44,900.

Marijuana Laws in Siskiyou County

Possession of small amounts of marijuana is no longer a criminal offense in Siskiyou County, as in many otherSiskiyou Countyof California’s counties. The law currently places the legal amount at 28.5 grams, possession of which warrants a mere civil infraction and a $100 fine. For amounts of more than 28.5 grams however, the offense becomes arrestable, and carries with it a possible jail term of 6 months and a $500 fine.

The cultivation and processing of marijuana is illegal in Siskiyou County, unless it is by medical marijuana patients, medical marijuana caregivers, and legal dispensary owners. Each patient is limited to cultivation and processing a maximum of 6 mature plants or 12 immature plants and 8 ounces of bud, which is the same amount imposed on medical marijuana caregivers for every patient that they provide service to. Operators of legal dispensaries are also limited with regard to the amount of marijuana that they can maintain and the number of plants that they can cultivate for a limited number of patients.

As with the entire state of California, the sale of marijuana is illegal in Siskiyou County, unless it is by the owners of legal dispensaries. The unauthorized sale of marijuana in Siskiyou County is a felony offense for which the offender may be sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison. For the sale of marijuana to a minor, the offender may be sentenced to a 3- to 5-year prison term.

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