California Medical Marijuana Attorney Blog

New California Medical Marijuana Regulations – Part One

New California Medical Marijuana Regulations have been passed by legislators. On September 11, 2015, legislators in California passed three important medical cannabis bills, Assembly Bills 266 and 243 and Senate Bill 643.  These bills are contingent upon each other, and will … [Read more...]

What is a per se limit for cannabis?

What is a per se limit for cannabis? It is a limit of intake that is inherently illegal, even if it does not impair the driver. 14 states have a per se or zero tolerance limit for cannabis. Nevada and Washington have per se limits, while Arizona has a zero tolerance limit. … [Read more...]

Marijuana Concentrates and Drug Paraphernalia

When it comes to marijuana concentrates and drug paraphernalia, what constitutes drug paraphernalia? Paraphernalia is defined as equipment necessary to conduct a particular activity. In the case of concentrates, the term will typically be used by a prosecutor to mean items … [Read more...]

New Attempt to Regulate California Medical Marijuana Industry

A bill to further reform /  regulate the California medical marijuana industry, AB 473 introduced by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco has been approved by the Assembly Public Safety Commission and now moves on to hearings in the Assembly Appropriations Committee before … [Read more...]

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Ruling by California Supreme Court

Medical marijuana dispensaries may be on the California endangered list according to this Los Angeles Times article “The California Supreme Court gave local governments the power Monday to zone medical marijuana dispensaries out of existence, a decision that upholds bans in about … [Read more...]

Success of WA and CO marijuana referendums leave law enforcement contemplating driving safety

The elections of last November yielded little overall change to the federal government. However, the success of marijuana referendums in Colorado and Washington did make significant changes to their states’ laws on marijuana, legalizing the drug in certain quantities. These … [Read more...]

Unmanned Surveillance Predator Drones

HUNGER GAMES TACTICS:  DOMESTIC PREDATOR DRONES ENDING PRIVACY IN AMERICA Soon, we may all need the hunting and battle skills of Katniss Everdeen as we navigate through our private lives right here in the United States of America where, increasingly, unmanned surveillance … [Read more...]

Pooches Pot and Privacy

Pooches pot and privacy . . . In the midst of a poor economy and high unemployment, our Supreme Court Justices have turned their attention to, yes, sniff dogs. US Supreme Court will decide if the use of dogs to sniff out indoor grow houses is legal or an invasion of … [Read more...]

California Medical Marijuana Compassionate Use Act is Again Under Attack

It appears that the California Medical Marijuana Compassionate Use Act is again under attack. In Los Angeles this week, as reported by the Huffington Post, “The U.S. attorney's office sued three property owners that house pot collectives and sent warning letters to 68 others as … [Read more...]

Taxing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries out of Business

The Federal Government's Latest Weapon in the War on Medical Marijuana Although medical cannabis for use by seriously ill patients has been legal in California for more than 15 years, marijuana is not legal for any use under federal law. In an effort to curb the proliferation of … [Read more...]


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