Medical Marijuana Lawyer in Pasadena
Medical Marijuana Laws
Under federal law marijuana is an illegal substance, and any use, possession, distribution, sales, smuggling, transportation, cultivation or trafficking of the drug is prohibited. In recent years, several states including California have legalized the personal use of marijuana for medical reasons, such as the reduction of nausea and vomiting that can occur with some diseases.
There medical marijuana laws in this state establish strict guidelines for using, transporting and cultivating the drug. A patient that qualifies for medical marijuana use is allowed to posses no more than 8 ounces of the drug, and a maximum of six mature and 12 immature marijuana plants. Other laws pertaining to medical marijuana concern transporting the drug, and the fraudulent acquisition and use of a medical marijuana identification card.
If you have been charged with a medical marijuana crime, contact a Pasadena drug crimes attorney to find out more about the laws pertaining to your case. Depending on the charges, a competent lawyer might be able to negotiate with the prosecution to have the charges reduced or the case dismissed.
Pasadena Medical Marijuana Attorney
It is illegal to falsely represent a medical condition in order to obtain a medical marijuana card, counterfeits or tampers with a card, or use of another person's card to acquire the drug. If you have been approved to purchase medical marijuana, you must abide by various laws concerning its use, such as:
- No smoking in areas where smoking is prohibited
- Using the drug while driving or operating a boat
- Using medical marijuana while on a school bus
- Using the drug within 1,000 feet of a school, youth or recreation center
The violation of medical marijuana laws is a drug crime. The Law Offices of Paul S. Geller is a skilled criminal defense law firm that has successfully helped many clients accused of drug offenses. We will provide the competent legal guidance you will need in a medical marijuana case.
Contact a Pasadena Medical Marijuana Attorney
The Law Offices of Paul S. Geller for if you have been charged with violating a medical marijuana law and need reliable legal counsel.