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...]

Medical Marijuana can be Sold on Craigslist in Sonoma County?

The question as to if Medical Marijuana can be sold on Craigslist in Sonoma County may be decided one way or another by wine county courts. In April of 2012, 43 year old Krish Singh was arrested for the advertising and sale of medical marijuana through advertising on Craigslist. … [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...]

Obtaining a Medical Marijuana recommendation in California

Q: I have chronic pain and would like to purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary. How do I go about obtaining a medical marijuana recommendation in California that is legal? A: More and more people are seeking medical marijuana as an alternative way to alleviate chronic … [Read more...]

Medical Marijuana Use While on Vacation in California

Q: Medical Marijuana use while on vacation in California? I have a valid California medical marijuana recommendation because I have cancer and am going through chemotherapy. I would like to take my kids camping this summer. Can I use my medicine at a campsite? A: Although … [Read more...]

Medical Marijuana and Child Custody Issues

Q: I have been married for several years, and unfortunately am now going through a divorce with my spouse.  We have children, and I think we’re going to be able to work out our issues with visitation and custody.  But I also smoke medical marijuana for a health condition I have.  … [Read more...]

Primary Caregivers vs. Patients

Q: Someone recently asked me if I could be their primary caregiver, but I’m concerned about my own liabilities if I handle marijuana without a recommendation myself.  What do I need to do to protect myself if I decide to become a caregiver? A: The Compassionate Use Act, as … [Read more...]

Interplay of California State, County, and City Laws

Q: I belong to a Northern California collective, and I grow medical marijuana plants for the benefit of other patient members of the collective, but I can’t figure out which laws I have to comply with.  State law seems to say something different than my local county and city … [Read more...]

California Medical Marijuana Delivery Service

Q: What is a California Medical Marijuana Delivery Service?  What documents do I need to start one?  A: The term “delivery service” is nowhere defined under California law, so if you’ve been looking for a legal description, you won’t find it.  Popularly defined, a delivery … [Read more...]


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