The California Compassionate Use Act of 1996 made it possible for cannabis primary caregivers to be exempt from criminal prosecution, if they follow the laws. The problem is that the laws are constantly changing and are regulated both federally and by the state. Many US states have legalized the use and/or cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes, removing it from criminal liability. If you have been charged with violating the primary caregiver’s laws, you need to call an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney.
Other states that have legalized medicinal marijuana set their own rules for how the marijuana can be cultivated, possessed and used. Violations in these laws will instill penalties, which can include jail or fines, sometimes both. It is important to check with a lawyer who is experienced in medical cannabis laws and can inform you of your rights and responsibilities.
Even though many states do allow medicinal cannabis, there is still a conflict between federal and state laws. The federal government does not recognize state laws concerning medicinal cannabis and considers cultivating, possessing, or using it to be a crime. Contact a skilled Los Angeles medical marijuana attorney to stand up for you in the tangled web that medical marijuana seems to create.
California was the first US state to legalize medicinal cannabis in 1996 with Proposition 215. This allowed people with severe medical conditions to grow and/or use marijuana medically, with the permission of a doctor. Then, in 2003, the laws were revised with SB 420, the Medical Marijuana Protection Act. This was when the medical marijuana patients began using an ID card system.
You need the help of the Miranda Rights Law Firm. Douglas Miranda has years of experience defending clients on possession charges and he will fight for justice on your behalf. Call 213-293-1207 today.