In 1996, California legislature passed Proposition 215, also known as the “Compassionate Use Act,” legalizing marijuana for medicinal use. In 2016, Proposition 64 legalized recreational marijuana. As a means of regulating both medical and recreational marijuana, the legislature passed the “Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act” (MAUCRSA), which defines the permits required from local and state agencies and sets the guidelines that permit and regulate for-profit cultivation, testing, transportation and distribution.
City and county laws regulating the cultivation and distribution of medicinal marijuana vary. California law, while revolutionary, cannot override Federal law, which makes no exception or special treatment for the medical use, cultivation or distribution of marijuana. As of January, 2018, individual U.S. attorneys can freely pursue marijuana violations as they see fit due to the Trump administration’s reversal of the Obama Department of Justice’s hands-off policy.
Medicinal marijuana is a booming industry across the nation, with possibilities unknown. The Law Offices of Pflaster and Berman are experts in medical marijuana law and are here protect your assets and your rights as a provider or patient. If you are in need of immediate legal counsel, advice, more information, or have any questions or concerns, contact The Law Offices of Pflaster & Berman ASAP to schedule your free initial consultation.