California Proposition 215 (HS 11362.5), also known as the “Compassionate Use Act of 1996”, passed in 1996, allows California residents to use and possess medical marijuana providing there is a doctor’s recommendation.

In 2003 the Senate Bill 420 was signed into effect by then Governor Gray Davis. SB 420 is the compromise between patients’ advocates and law enforcement, by stipulating the quantities of plants and product allowed per patient without being subject to arrest.

It is important for patients to know their rights. While legal in CA, some law enforcement officers may or may not be familiar with the laws or how to apply them. Knowing your rights and presenting our ID card and recommendation letter should help you maneuver if confronted by local authorities.

We refer our clients to the following websites to further research all matters of medical marijuana.

www.norml.com
www.safeaccessnow.com
www.mpp.org

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PROP 215
SENATE BILL 420