Medical Marijuana Lawyer in Beverly Hills
Legally Used Cannabis? Let a Beverly Hills Criminal Attorney Fight for You!
When a person uses marijuana, they can be stereotyped as a drug addict, but this is not always the case. Sixteen states, as well as Washington, DC, allow the use of medical marijuana with a prescription from a state licensed physician. Marijuana, also known as cannabis, can provide relief for symptoms associated with conditions such as arthritis, cancer, migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and more. All that is needed to gain the right to medical marijuana is a prescription, but there are certain guidelines that must be followed. These guidelines vary from state to state. Below is a list of the 16 states that allow the use of medical cannabis, as well as Washington, DC, together with the year the laws were passed:
- Alaska, 1998
- Arizona, 2010
- California, 1996
- Colorado, 2000
- D.C., 2010
- Delaware, 2011
- Hawaii, 2000
- Maine, 1999
- Michigan, 2008
- Montana, 2004
- Nevada, 2000
- New Jersey, 2010
- New Mexico, 2007
- Oregon, 1998
- Rhode Island, 2006
- Vermont, 2004
- Washington, 1998
If you live in any of these states, you have the right to use medical marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation.
Medical Marijuana Laws in Los Angeles
In the state of California, a person 18 or older needs nothing more than a prescription to be granted the use of medical marijuana. However there are laws regarding how much they may carry, when they may use it, and where they may use it. Unless their doctor has given specific directions for the person to carry a larger amount, a person may not carry more than eight ounces of dried cannabis, six mature cannabis plants, or 12 immature plants.
As for when they may use it, the only restriction is that no employer is required to allow use of medical marijuana for on-duty employees. Also, a person may not use medical cannabis in no-smoking areas; within 1,000 feet of a school, recreation center, or youth center, unless within a residence; on a school bus; while in a vehicle that is being operated; or while driving a boat. A person could also be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of an illegal drug if they attempt to drive while high on marijuana.
The state is also required to provide a Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) that allows individuals to voluntarily apply for an identification card. These IDs are not mandatory and carry a fee, but come highly recommended in that they allow law officials to quickly verify your right to carry and use medical marijuana. Otherwise you may be wrongly accused of a drug crime. If you do find yourself accused of a drug crime when you are licensed to carry and use medical marijuana, and you have not violated any of the guidelines listed above, fight for your freedom with the help of a Beverly Hills criminal defense lawyer.
Hire a Medical Marijuana Attorney in Beverly Hills
A lawyer from the Law Office of Peter Berlin will have years of experience fighting all kinds of criminal defense cases. Drug crimes and DUI charges are serious offenses and will bring severe consequences, especially if they are considered to be a felony. You have the right to possess and use medical marijuana, so don’t pay the penalty for a crime you are not guilty of committing. Call our offices today for a free case evaluation.
Contact a Beverly Hills medical marijuana lawyer from the Law Office of Peter Berlin today. We could aggressively defend your rights!