California Health and Safety Code 11362.4 (g)(1)-(2)
(g) (1) The drug education program or counseling hours required by this section shall be mandatory unless the court makes a finding that such a program or counseling is unnecessary for the person or that a drug education program or counseling is unavailable.
(2) The drug education program required by this section for persons under the age of 18 shall be free to participants and provide at least four hours of group discussion or instruction based on science and evidence-based principles and practices specific to the use and abuse of cannabis and other controlled substances.
What does this mean? Drug Education Programs are Mandatory unless a judge says otherwise. If you are under 18 at least its free.
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