Arrests for medical marijuana are still likely to occur even though the State of California has made the use of medical marijuana legal.
Medical patients and their designated primary caregivers may legally possess and cultivate, but not distribute or sell, marijuana under (Prop 215) if they have a physician's recommendation or approval.
Legislation passed in 2003, SB420, created HS11362.775 extends that protection to transportation and distribution, among other exemptions.
Individuals who do not have documentation as a medical patient or caregiver and are detained by law enforcement while in possession of marijuana are subject to arrest. If you or someone you know has been arrested for a marijuana related charge contact us immediately.
To learn more regarding the laws related to Medical Marijuana consult a California State licensed attorney.