Marijuana use has been a hot topic of conversation in California this year, with it now becoming legal to use recreationally. But with anything becoming legalized, there are certain rules and regulations that must be followed.
In 2017, 57.1 percent of Californians voted “Yes” on Proposition 64, which legalizes the use of recreational marijuana, according to The NY Times 2017 election results.
This means that any person over the age of 21 can legally own, transport and grow marijuana for recreational purposes. But there are certain regulations for where you can purchase, grow and smoke marijuana.
It is important for users to be aware of the new regulations because it can lead to a fine or jail time if not properly followed.
Giulia Guiglimelli (Joya), 22, of California State University
Joya brought some different opinions to the table when explaining why she does not agree with Prop 64 being passed in California.
“The taxes are through the roof, only extremely affluent individuals are able to invest in the industry, and there are still thousands of people in jail for cannabis charges. Count me out,” said Giulia.
Her career in this industry started with her becoming a model for a brand that was starting a YouTube channel and asked her to be a part of it; this is where she found her niche.
As a public figure for the cannabis industry, Giulia has had some very unique experiences.
“Filming with Tommy Chong was pretty epic,” stated Joya.
She also developed her own line of joints called Joya Joints, which can be found at some of the local dispensaries in Southern California.
Fellow marijuana user Dane Mora, 21, of Rancho Cucamonga, uses marijuana for both recreational and medical purposes.
“I think that Prop 64 is cool because it is nice to see weed being more accepted by society. I smoke multiple times a day and find that it helps me cope with my anxiety, relaxes me when I am stressed out and gets my creative process going,” said Mora.
He also believes that, “the rules put in place are understandable, but as time goes on and more people are educated on marijuana, they will realize that some of these regulations are unnecessary.”