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Posted on: December 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] RPD Community Notification-

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The Recreational Cannabis Act and what it means for you-

Beginning January 1, 2020, the use of marijuana or cannabis infused products will be legal for individuals 21 years of age or older. A person 21 years or older will be allowed to possess the following:

30 grams of raw cannabis flower;

Cannabis infused products containing up to 500 milligrams of THC;

5 grams of cannabis concentrate

No person under the age of 21 is allowed to purchase, use, possess, transport, grow, or consume cannabis except where authorized by the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act or the Community College Cannabis Vocational Pilot Program.

The Riverside Police Department would like to remind residents that the only lawful place to consume cannabis or cannabis infused products is in your private residence or on your personal private property outside of public view. It is illegal to consume cannabis products or smoke cannabis in a public place. It is also illegal to use cannabis or a cannabis infused product in a motor vehicle or to transport cannabis within a motor vehicle unless the cannabis is in a sealed, odor-proof, and child resistant container. The Village of Riverside has not approved on-site consumption of cannabis or cannabis infused products in any business or retail tobacco stores.

The Riverside Police Department urges those individuals wishing to consume cannabis to be safe and not to get behind the wheel and drive while impaired or intoxicated. We would also like to remind residents to be respectful of their neighbors while smoking or ingesting cannabis or cannabis infused products.

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