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My grandson lives in my house. I caught him with marijuana and took it away. Is it against the law for me to allow a 14 almost 15 year old to use marijuana in California

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I just want to know my legal status concerning a minor in my house using marijuana. Can I get into trouble

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I'm sorry to hear this situation.

Yes, by knowingly allowing your minor grandson to use marijuana you could pontentially be criminally charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

This is a misdemeanor offense, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $2500.

Also likely would be that your grandson would be charged with the possession of marijuana, which would be a misdemeanor offense and could result in a criminal record for him.

I hope that helps!

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