Marijuana "Simple" Possession - Health & Safety Code 11357

Although California is one of many that has legalized marijuana for medical use, it is still currently illegal to use it recreationally. Health & Safety Code 11357 outlines the marijuana possession rules and states that without any aggravating circumstances (as outlined in the chart below), "Simple Possession" of less than an ounce of marijuana is merely an infraction and will subject a defendant to only a $100 fine with no jail time.