COMPASSIONATE USE ACT OF 1996
California voters spoke loud and clear when they passed The Compassionate Use Act.
The Compassionate Use Act permits marijuana to be used medicinally for a wide variety of ailments and illnesses. Some of these conditions include AIDS, arthritis, cancer, chronic pain, migraines, muscle spasms, epilepsy and nausea.
Keep in mind, this is not an exhaustive list. Other chronic medical issues are included. The law requires only a written or oral recommendation of a physician.
In 2004, SB 420 (Medical Marijuana Program Act or MMP) set forth a number of restrictions on patients and caregivers. Those codified restrictions set a limit of eight ounces of dried marijuana as well as a limit on the number of marijuana plants – 12 mature/6 immature. However, several years later, in 2010, the California Supreme Court, in the case of Kelly v. California, found those limits unconstitutional because voter-approved propositions can only be amended by voters. What this means is that the statutory limits are not necessarily a ceiling on what you can legally possess.
If you are a Medical Marijuana patient or caregiver, you have rights bestowed upon you by California law. It is likely that you are being unjustly charged with a crime. Most law enforcement agencies do not understand the laws with respect to medical marijuana.
If you have been needlessly arrested and charged with any crime related to medical marijuana, whether it is the felony of Cultivation (H&S Code 11358, Possession for Sale (H&S Code 11359), Transportation (H&S Code 11360) or any other marijuana related charge, call the Law Offices of Nikki Jeannine Stewart for a free consultation.
The Law Offices of Nikki Jeannine Stewart is experienced in all levels of cases related to marijuana charges. At your CONSULTATION we will review all evidence against you including the manner in which the evidence was collected as well as the other details that are important to your case. Since we are experienced in getting charges dropped, reduced sentencing, and alternative sentencing, contact us today for a CONSULTATION.
And if you’ve already been convicted of a marijuana charge, ask us if you are eligible for an expungement to clear your criminal record.
Call today to schedule your consultation at 949-262-0570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.