Legalization of marijuana in California, although progressive, does not mean complete freedom for illegal residents or those in the process of becoming citizens. Simply because you have a cannabis card does not mean that you are actually using it or not or actually using marijuana. However, being caught with possession of marijuana by a federal agent could cause you issues.

You can learn more about recreational cannabis laws in California from http://theweedinitiate.com which is run by an immigration and cannabis attorney.

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