Marijuana Sales

In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 215, which allowed the use, transportation and cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes for patients and care givers [medical marijuana]. This is commonly known as the Compassionate Use Act. In 2003 Senate Bill 420 was passed to expand and to shed light on the Compassionate Use Act. It has been codified in the California Health and Safety Code Sections 11362.7 et. al. It specifically states that medical marijuana patients may have in their possession up to 8 ounces of dried usable marijuana and up to 6 mature or 12 immature or juvenile plants. Moreover, if the treating physician feels that the patient requires additional dozes of medicine, over and above the 8 ounces allowed, it is now legal for the treating physician to prescribe more. Although SB 420 is a great step forward in making the use of marijuana legal for medical purposes, it still leaves many areas vague and open to interpretation by the police and by the court system. Many patients are still getting arrested for possession, possession for sale, transportation, and for cultivation even after presenting copies of their medical marijuana prescriptions to the police.

 

Recently, the City of Los Angeles has passed an ordinance that shut down hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries and imposed very strict rules on the others.  The ordinance was welcomed by some and shunned by others.  Many of the restrictions are so severe as to make life for the existing dispensaries very difficult.  One of the restrictions is that the dispensaries must grow their own marijuana on the premises of the dispensary.  They may not buy marijuana from a grower.  This may not be feasible as many dispensaries do not have the space or the knowhow necessary to grow.  Only time will tell whether this move by the Los Angeles City Council was the right approach.

 

In one case, our client, a medical marijuana patient, was charged by the CHP for possessing for sale and transporting 8oz of marijuana which he just purchased from a dispensary.  Needless to say, we had the case dismissed, but only after educating the prosecutor and her boss regarding SB420.  Believe it or not, these prosecutors did not know that a medical marijuana patient is allowed to possess up to 8oz of marijuana or more if deemed appropriate by a doctor.  Likewise, they did not realize that these 8 ounces had to be transported somehow and that the law allows for this act.

 

This area of the law remains unclear to this day. Not only are California laws not clear enough, the Federal system still prohibits and prosecutes people for possession, transportation cultivation, and sale of marijuana.  The punishment is much more severe in the Federal system than in State.

 

Los Angeles Marijuana Use, Sales and Cultivation Criminal Defense Lawyer

Retaining an aggressive, experienced and knowledgeable Criminal Defense Attorney is the most important decision you can make.  A qualified Criminal Defense Lawyer can educate you as to your options, assist you in making critical life altering decisions, investigate the factors that led to your arrest, skillfully examine law enforcement personnel, and litigate the case.  Our firm has the qualified Marijuana Use, Sales and Cultivation Criminal Defense Attorneys that will be in your corner, aggressively defending your rights with the goal of successfully fighting your criminal charges.   Marijuana Use, Sales and Cultivation cases, specifically, require an exhaustive investigation into all aspects of the criminal allegations against you.  It is necessary to have a qualified Criminal Defense Attorney with experience in Marijuana Use, Sales and Cultivation to oversee your investigation of the entire case so that weaknesses in the government=s case can be identified and exploited for you benefit.

 

If you have been charged or under investigation in State Court for Marijuana Use, Sales or Cultivation, please call us to set up an appointment for a FREE CONSULTATION so we can assess your particular case and provide you with the best legal advice on how to proceed.  Please allow us to offer you the assistance and support of a Criminal Defense law firm that has extensive nationwide experience with the State Court system as you face this most unfortunate experience. We are solely a Criminal Defense Law Firm. That is all we do and have done since our inception.

 

EARLY INTERVENTION BY COUNSEL IS KEY TO A PROPER DEFENSE

It is extremely important to have an experienced and knowledgeable Marijuana Use, Sales and Cultivation Criminal Defense Attorney begin working on your case as early as possible.  Critical issues, such as how your particular case will be filed and what charges will be leveled against you, are decided, many a time, very soon after your arrest or during the investigatory period.  Early intervention gives our Criminal Defense Lawyers an opportunity to potentially reduce or dismiss the charges against you before the first court date.

 

If you find yourself in a situation involving any of these issues, please give the Criminal Defense Attorneys at Gurovich, Berk & Associates a call.  We have extensive experience dealing with law enforcement, the courts and with the prosecutors specifically involving Marijuana Use, Sales and Cultivation.  Do not go to someone less qualified.  These are very serious accusations that carry severe punishment.  Moreover, we will charge you a flat fee for each particular portion of the case regardless of how long each portion takes.  We do not charge you by the hour or by the appearance.  This way you know exactly what you are paying for.   This way you do not get stuck with a huge amount in attorney fees at the end of the case that you did not anticipate.

 

Over the years, our Criminal Defense Lawyers have successfully represented numerous clients charged with Marijuana Use, Sales and Cultivation as described above. We have observed that the longer one postpones in hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer, the greater the problem may become.

 

Please feel free to call for an initial FREE CONSULTATION in our office, or in the privacy and convenience of your own home, during which we can explore how best to defend and resolve your case. Our 24-hour telephone numbers are (818) 205-1555; (310) 288-0795; (626) 356-0447; and (213) 385-1555.

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