Cannabis Friendly

 

WHERE YOU CAN SMOKE:

You ARE able to consume legal cannabis in any of the following places
- Private residences -- please do NOT smoke inside your hotel room; this is NOT a private residence
- Accessory structures located on the grounds of a private residence that is enclosed & secure from the public -- your room's private deck or yard is the perfect place to consume
- Outdoors on a private residence so long as the city/county the residence is located in does not prohibit such action -- we allow cannabis consumption in our outdoor, public areas, but PLEASE be courteous and mindful of other guests
 

NEIGHBORS & PARTNERS

The Leonard Moore boasts two sister store fronts in the Mendocino Village with different specialties. Both shops offer the perfect space to learn about and admire cannabis products in various forms. Look for the green lights on Ukiah Street between Lansing and Howard Streets -- one door leads to purchase opportunities for later enjoyment (The LMC) and the other to Ingrid's Lounge, a dab bar lounge where you can imbibe on site and kick back to relax or even solve a jigsaw puzzle. Not interested in exploring a dispensary in person, but would like to experience our local crop? Call from your room and have cannabis delivered. Don't forget to preorder your Everything But the Bud package.
 
Spark is one of the original smoke-friendly outposts in the Village of Mendocino. Located on Lansing Street across from Harvest at Mendozas, Spark offers a wide variety of hand-crafted pipes, artfully glass blown pieces, and other smoking devises and paraphernalia.  
 

TOO MUCH?

If you have over-imbibed, don't fret... take a high CBD tincture to counteract your stoniness or chew on some peppercorns to help you come down.
 

HISTORY

Mendocino County and marijuana are indelibly linked. In the 60s, as people tuned-in and dropped-out, hippies moved in droves to the Mendocino Coast as a part of the back-to-the-land movement. Some of them planted hash seeds obtained in the Far East and beyond, and started cultivating marijuana. Over time the main varietals - Sativa and Indica - were refined as farmers propagated the plants for the traits that they liked best, establishing Mendocino and Humboldt Counties as the penultimate laboratory for marijuana. Hence, how we became known as the Emerald Triangle.
The counter-culture ethos, rich soil, ideal weather and sparse population of this county created the perfect environment for the few growers to turn into many, and over the years, our county became one of the best marijuana producing areas in the world. Visit our marijuana partners to learn more about this former cash-crop and the colorful local history surrounding this herb. 
Stay tuned for our upcoming events focused on our favorite cannabis strains and cultivators, including dinners, tours and Cannabis 101 talks.
 

LAWS

What to know about the Adult Use Cannabis law in California

Possession

Those who are 21 years or older are able to possess up to 28.5 grams of marijuana flower and up to 
8 grams of marijuana concentrate. Additionally, adults are allowed to possess up to six living cannabis plants within their private residence.
As long as you are 21 years or older and possess a government-issued identification to prove you are 21 years or older, you have a constitutional right to possess and consume marijuana in California.


Purchasing Limits

Adults 21 years of age or older with a valid, government-issued ID are able to purchase up to 28.5 grams of marijuana flower and up to 8 grams of marijuana concentrate.


Consumption

As with other states that have passed measures to legalize recreational marijuana, there are several restrictions on consumption. Under AUMA, marijuana consumption is housed under one term, “Smoke.” To smoke refers to inhaling, burning or carrying a lighted/heated device/pipe intended for inhalation. Please note that electronic devices such as vaporizers or aerosols, and even ingesting all fall under this same category. Essentially, there is no circumvention of the law when it comes to cannabis consumption in a prohibited place, so always be sure to follow the law accordingly.
First and foremost, you are NOT allowed to consume legal cannabis in the following places:
- Any public place or area
- Any location where tobacco smoking is prohibited
- Within 1,000 feet of a school, youth center or day care where children are present while not inside the confines of a private residence (If you are at a private residence WITHIN 1,000 feet of a school/day care/youth center, you may consume ONLY if the smoking is undetectable to the surrounding area)
 

Driving Under the Influence

Even though recreational cannabis may be legal, please be aware that driving under the influence of marijuana is still very illegal. In fact, since the passing of AUMA, many people believe that law enforcement will dedicate increased time and manpower to enforcing canna-DUI laws.
To be clear, ANY instance of driving under the influence of marijuana is deemed unlawful by the California state government and law enforcement. Penalties for marijuana DUIs can range anywhere from informal probation, fines/license suspension or even jail time. Similar to that of alcohol DUIs, penalties increase with each conviction.
Clearly the risks associated with driving high far outweigh the rewards, so consume your cannabis responsibly and legally at all times.


Transporting Marijuana

Adults 21 years of age or older are allowed to transport up to 28.5 grams (g) of marijuana flower and up to 8 grams (g) of marijuana concentrate. To legally transport marijuana, it must be kept in a child-proof container out of direct reach of the driver.
It is NOT legal to transport an open package or container of marijuana/marijuana products. This rule goes for all passengers in the vehicle. Additionally, passengers of a vehicle are prohibited from smoking inside of the vehicle.


Exporting Marijuana

Exporting marijuana across state lines, whether driven or through the mail, is illegal in the state of California (Even if the state you are exporting to has legalized recreational cannabis).


Cultivation

Under AUMA, California residents are able to possess and cultivate up to 6 living marijuana plants. Additionally, only 6 plants are allowed per residence at a given time.
Marijuana plants must be kept in a locked space that is not visible to the public, and any marijuana product resulting from the plant that exceeds 28.5 grams must be kept secure within the private residence of the grower.