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Cannabis, often called marijuana, is an annual flowering plant and the derived products of the plant. Related to hops, it has quite a few names including weed, pot, and ganja. When discussed within a scientific or legal context, cannabis is the generally accepted term.

The City of Davis has a website that explains the local laws and regulations. The city includes an additional 10% tax on all non-medical cannabis businesses.

Davis had a moratorium on cannabis retailers until July 4, 2017. Prior to that time there were recreational delivery services to Davis from places like Sacramento. The city then began passing a series of resolutions to plan the infrastructure for Davis’ own commercial cannabis businesses. Since then, a series of licenses were granted to both storefronts and delivery services based in Davis. The first cannabis storefront in Davis opened on September 14, 2018.

There are two head shops in Davis these days with a fairly decent selection. You can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the Whole Earth Festival causes a cloud to descend on the city

Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn’t so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the scourge of the earth. Some Davisites also believe that cannabis is a gateway drug . to awesomeness. Of course, its nickname “demon weed” also points to others blaming it for quite a bit of sadness and pain. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as stoners or potheads.

Oregano in a water pipe one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffitied joint

A Rapidly Changing Legal Status

Many of the laws and enforcement standards at local, state, and federal levels have undergone a significant overhaul in the 21st century, initially lowering penalties, and then slowly granting more legal use.

In 2016, California voters approved recreational use for adults through Proposition 64. Medical Marijuana laws are also in effect and can be found here. Even though there are medical marijuana laws in California, the U.S. still classifies marijuana as a schedule 1 drug and sometimes enforces over California laws, including for medical marijuana. 420 Relief, now out of business, was a place in Davis where marijuana cards could be obtained by qualifying patients in order to have legal medical access.

Former Davis City Code that banned Dispensaries – 40.26.275: Prohibition of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries. Medical marijuana dispensaries are prohibited in all zoning districts, including without limitation to all planned development districts. The city adopted this ordinance because of the conflict between federal and state law on medical marijuana.

In 2010, possession of an ounce or less was downgraded from a misdemeanor to an infraction. In effect, this means that the consequences of getting caught with a moderate amount of pot were no greater than if you were to receive a mild traffic citation. All that lingers was the $100 fine, although the matter is public record and could show up in a background check.

Previously, Proposition 36 passed in 2000 which made the penalties for possession of marijuana much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less was no longer an offense for which you could be arrested. It became a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine with no jail time. The court could also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia was punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater.

Culture

Hunter S. Thompson jokingly offers this advice:

You will not be able to see his eyes because of Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension, and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can’t find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your authority. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack for no reason, with every weapon at his command — including yours. Beware. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time — on him — will usually save nine — on you.)

—Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

—R.I.P. Hunter, you will be missed.

Health and Option

Anti-marijuana links

  • NIDA Factsheet – Supposedly Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.

Pro-marijuana links

  • American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy
  • The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • Salon Article – Marijuana is illegal because of racists. “. the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races” which is “Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.” – Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director
  • Sign the legalize it petition

Marijuana Addiction Recovery

Marijuana Anonymous For those who find that their use is out of their control and affecting their lives, Marijuana Anonymous (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a “higher power” is suggested but not mandated: only “a desire to stop using marijuana” is needed.

Other Recovery Options Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), LifeRing, SMART Recovery and other 12 step programs with a “general consumer” scope, such as Narcotics Anonymous or Cocaine Anonymous which welcome potheads. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don’t follow the 12 Traditions.

Balanced views

  • National Academy of Sciences Report – Points out several health problems associated with smoking marijuana, and presents a case for medical use (and prompts for research on how to get the medical effects without the side effect of getting high).

Legal Issues

I would suggest getting caught by the police rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you.

If you have more than 1 ounce and are not medical you could get get charged with a misdemeanor. Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony. If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them, so keep it in the trunk.

Warning: If you find yourself in a legal situation, I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a crime, find yourself a lawyer.

Medical
  • Aggiearticle about Yolo County’s medical marijuana program.

* California prop. 215 Legalized medical Marijuana, however, Federal law is not in sync with this State law. external link

Local Sources

You just gotta know where, and who.

There are several dispensaries and delivery services in Davis. You can find a list of delivery services in Davis at http://www.weedmaps.com. A list of California dispensaries outside of Yolo County is hosted at canorml.org.

Discussion

A view on the topic of Cannabis

  • I’m new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term “marijuana” is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the “reefer madness” days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece “Hemp for Victory”!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for “medical cannabis” of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it’s a “drug”? It’s an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton’s Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say “drug” has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers’ connection to the land and its fruits— praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case:
    • A show that airs on Davis’ own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).
    • Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.
    • Not sure if it’s in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” on cannabis issues specifically.
    • I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age.
    • But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)
    • I’m sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm)
    • Please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic: http://cannabisnews.com

More views

  • I’m told smoking the seeds causes impotence (the chemical that causes this is concentrated there).
    • That study is fairly flawed when applied to most ‘weekend’ or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.
    • NOTE: Who the hell smokes pot seeds. I’ve heard of grinding them into flour, but I don’t think I’ve ever known anyone to smoke ’em! —SummerSong
  • Also, pot-smoking has been proved to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia and depression. These results are not attributable to more mentally ill using marijuana, there is a definite cause-and effect between pot smoking and higher incidence rates of mental illness. Drug ‘doubles mental health risk’ March 1st, 2005 BBC News world edition
    • Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a “definite cause-and effect” relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers’ track record through the years and you’ll see this. *
    • For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem by Andrew Weil, M.D. —BobbyGray
      • Andrew Weil is a quack. —WilliamLewis
        • According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil’s work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil’s philosophy). —BobbyGray
  • Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.
  • It’s important to note that marijuana has never been found to increase any risk of anything other than lung diseases/cancer when smoked. Instead, there are correlations, but no positive or negative cause and effects. Any side effects pot smoking has is countered by its other effects, as my Biology of Cell Death instructor admitted. In fact, marijuana is less harmful than alcohol because of this. If weed is ingested, not smoked, there is really no bodily harm (however, it is not doubtful that harm can come from not studying or working enough due to the calmness and sometimes lack of energy/laziness that weed attributes to). —LizaAbeja
    • if you google: 2006 “lung cancer” marijuana, you’ll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight against lung cancer!! (one of many articles: Washington Post)
  • If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this article from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. —MiriamKaufman
  • Thanks for the article, Miriam. I just didn’t have the hard evidence to back up my info and the article covers the points I made perfectly! I especially like, “on the whole it causes fewer problems than its two main competitors on the recreational drug scene, alcohol and tobacco. you do have to ask why marijuana is illegal and alcohol and tobacco aren’t.” (StraightDope.com) —LizaAbeja
  • Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? —SummerSong
    • I make *no* claims that it does, but here are some sources:
      • http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/sexual_health/003164
      • http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp —SummerSong
  • I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn’t want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. —LeonaScanlan
  • A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. —NicholasCorwin
    • Like Bob Marley or John Steinbeck, they were total degenerates right? —Ericmoose
    • No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. KJM
      • 21+ alcohol drinkers aren’t breaking the law, so I’d say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. —JosephBleckman
        • Nothing about legality mentioned here.
          • Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. —JosephBleckman
            • So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality – legality is a distinct concept. -KJM
              • Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. – CarlosOverstreet
        • The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! —jefferson
  • Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. (bbc article)
  • my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. —StevenDaubert
    • Steven, I’m not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 “lung cancer” marijuana, you’ll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights against lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: Washington Post, Science Daily, Fox News) “People who smoke marijuana—even heavy, long-term marijuana users—do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found.”
      • Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! —BrentLaabs
        • Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced —StevenDaubert

I find it both amusing and somewhat hypocritical that Davis, the supposed paragon of liberal thought and deed, forbids medical marijuana dispensaries within it’s borders. They cite the conflict between state and federal law Daubert

  • That fact has always annoyed me. Hunter S. Thompson once said something about how left and right-wing politics are actually illusory in their description They are better described as a circle rather than a straight line with true polar opposites. Extreme liberalism actually has a lot in common with fascism because, in both systems, you have people who are sure their way of life is superior to the point of having no problem bossing you around. For example, Davis is the only place I’ve lived where strangers have consistently come up to me on the street to tell me to put out my cigarette because it’s hurting their health. —ScottMeehleib

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Davis Dispensary Reviews

I placed a weedmaps order and total was $19.90, when i got there they wanted $25. WTH?! I kept asking why?! Kep showing my WEEDMAPS RECEIPT but they just kept saying well idk idk but this is our total, we charge BAG FEE of $5?! Are you serious?! They charge an extra 10-15% on top of weedmap price and tax! That’s not cool, if you are scamming people $5 for bag then PUT IT IN THE WEEDMAPS SO PEOPLE KNOW WHAT A POS you are. OLD HIPPY dude is pos for not honoring the weedmaps price that i showed on my receipt.

Dank weed speedy delivery will be ordering again

My experience with this company with a $100 dollar order. The eighth of weed i purchased is mediyorker good very little crystal content . the weed i recieved was on par with $10 a gram stuff from the valley Iam very disappointed in the live resin pre packaged gram i bought it came to me all dry and brittle old product this company should have sold for $20 a gram at discount a long time ago.

The service I recieved from Capital Cannabis is like no other. Every single person I’ve had encounters with, have been so extremely helpful! I appreciate the hospitality and will definitely continue to order with Capital Cannabis. ESPECIALLY because I rarely ever have to wait over 30 min for a delivery!! Talk about Speedy Gonzalez . thank u!!

dank gorilla glue!! and delivery was quick 🙂

Everytime I come here I am helped with whatever I need weather its price or quality. They also have the best prices on weed . Iv been to all the ones n my area this is the best

Great quality cannabis products top self friendly delivery over all Great experience every time my orders have always been meet to satisfaction highly recommend rate this 5 stars

I was really disappointed because I’ve ordered from here before & I got an awesome deal on the edibles, however that wasn’t my experience last time I ordered. The Skywalker OG was on sale for $100 an ounce, & judging just from the picture on the website (there was an actual HUMAN hair on the nug in the picture) I should’ve stayed far away. The weed was so dry, I couldn’t even attempt to rehydrate it. On top of that, I didn’t even get a full ounce of weed, there was realistically 1/8 of smokable product. The rest was just seeds, stems, and leaves that the budtenders were too lazy to cut off. I had ordered some edibles as well, and asked how many edibles were in the Peachie-O’s, I was told that there was 10-12 candies in the bag. Before I even opened it, I felt how many were in there. Turns out there was only 4, had I known these candies were 125mg of THC each with only 4 in the bag, I definitely wouldn’t have bought them. I also got a pack of the Sour Patch kids, coming in at 80

I ordered a cartridge online. After picking it up I discovered that she gave me the wrong item. So I called to tell them about the mistake so it can be fixed. When I called and explained my problem they informed me that they were out of what I wanted so they switched it with a diferent product, one that I don’t like, and without even telling me or asking me if I wanted something else. So I asked for a refund and they tell me they can’t offer a refund even tho it was their mistake. Instead he offered me a 15% discount lol. They offer that for their daily deals. I asked if he could take it back as defective and he said if he does that the reps for the company will notice nothing is wrong with it and the store won’t get a refund. So in other words it’s better for me to lose my money than for them. Awful service. The whole situation was their fault and they couldn’t fix such an easy problem. Never will I step foot in that place again Do not go to higher level!

I just left. I was told I can go to my car to get more cash. When I got back the black chubby girl security guard was very mean and rude. She ran me off. Bad management. I will never send my family and friends in the neighborhood not to go as long as that rude security guard leaves. We don’t do business like that. Good bye 👋

Hands-down the best in the Antelope Valley. Always on point and with best customer service.

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This is by far the best dispensary I’ve ever seen. I’ve ordered 7 times and was very pleased with all my orders.

Really nice place, got great shirt for first visit

Been dealing with them for months now good quality and nice portions. A customer forever. Nice folks and knowledgeable.

Ten STAR. Best prices in all of SoCal. I Endorse OFF THE CHARTS, Four More Years !

Fantastic never feel rushed never feel like my questions are stupid. I get Marcus often or Steve. Both really knowledgeable on all aspects of canabus

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Horrible. I ordered an ounce and was shorted 7 grams . I contact the driver immediately he told me to contact the main office which I did and basically was called a liar and that it was correct which it wasn’t . I weighted both of the packages one was correct 14 grams the other was only 7 grams . I have never ever had an issue and have used many deliveries in the area !! I go between this one and TOP FLIGHT which is great so use them and not this service at all. I spend about 1000 a month on weed so who ever treated me like this is a horrible owner or manager!! Plus them losing me as a customer over 60 bucks is a fool . I am still a customer whether I am buying weed or jewelry. This place is horrible horrible. DO NOT USE THEM!! If a mistake is made it’s your fault and you’re a liar . I give them a big huge 0 they’re cheats don’t get screwed by them like I did !!

This place is a joke. I ordered 3 times in the last few weeks because they are close to my new place that I just moved in. One order was right, the second order was over THREE hours late, and they wouldn’t even offer so much as a free pre-roll for the inconvenience. The third time, the driver was acting super shady and wouldn’t sell me the product. He said “we can only take cash” and acting like I was committing a crime or something even though I had paid card three times before. I asked repeatedly why can’t you take cash and he kept avoiding the question like I was buying crack cocaine in a back alley making it an EXTREMELY awkward exchange when he could have just said “our card scanners are down” which apparently was the case after I waited hours again. STAY AWAY. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

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