Know Before You Go

Welcome to Modesto. Cannabis has been legal in California since 2018. It’s an exciting new tourism space that is rapidly evolving. No matter where you are in California, it’s important to understand what is and isn’t allowed so you are able to relax and fully enjoy the experience.

The Visit Modesto MoTown CannaPass is your trusted guide to enjoy curated cannabis experiences as part of your visit. Our participating cannabis-friendly hospitality partners are ready to welcome you. Remember that cannabis is a tool for wellness, and if consumed mindfully, can enhance travel experiences in a special way.

The Basics. If you are 21 and older, you can purchase and carry up to one ounce of dried cannabis flower and up to eight grams of cannabis concentrate infused-products like gummies, chocolate or a beverage. You are not allowed to gift or sell cannabis to anyone under 21 years of age.

Consumption Tips. You can consume cannabis on private property, but property owners and landlords may not allow smoking or vaping cannabis on their properties. Do not smoke or vape cannabis in locations where it is not permitted.

It’s illegal to consume cannabis in public places. You cannot consume cannabis within 1,000 feet of a school, day care center or youth center while children are present. Do not consume or possess cannabis on federal lands including national parks.

Traveling. It’s illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis and it’s illegal to have an open container of cannabis in a vehicle while driving or riding in the passenger seat. If you have cannabis in a vehicle, it must be in a sealed container. Otherwise, it must be stored in the trunk of the vehicle while in transit.

Do not carry cannabis across state lines. If you are flying within California, TSA agents may confiscate cannabis given they are a federal agency and cannabis is not legal under federal laws.

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