Marijuana Law Defense
Attention** The November 2016 election resulted in Proposition 64 passing, which changed the marijuana law and legalized recreational marijuana use in California. I will be updating this site very soon on any changes in marijuana law. If you have previously been convicted of felony cultivation, possession of marijuana for sale or transportation of marijuana for sale in California, you may be eligible to immediately reduce your prior conviction to a misdemeanor. Please call me at (530) 550-0529 so I can assist you.
Since 1999 I have successfully defended those charged with such crimes as Cultivation, Transportation and Possession with intent to sell marijuana. I have assisted people in perfecting and raising a valid medical marijuana defense (under the provisions of Health and Safety Code section 11362.5 et. seq.) in cases where charges have already been filed, and I have advised hundreds of individuals in how to avoid detection and prosecution for conducting medical marijuana businesses.
The Marijuana laws in California are in a constant state of change and as such this webpage will be updated as soon as reasonably possible after each change.
For information on California’s ballot initiative on legalization of recreational marijuana, Proposition 64, on the November 8, 2016 ballot:
For information on the Medical Marijuana Program Act and the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act that governs the issuance of state licenses for medical marijuana cultivation, distribution and manufacturing on January 1, 2018:
For information on registering a marijuana business with the Board of Equalization for the purposes of reporting and paying sales and use taxes:
A qualified patient who cultivates, possesses, processes, or transports medical marijuana exclusively for his or her personal medical use is not required to get a license. Additionally, primary caregivers (as defined by case law) who provide care to five or fewer medical cannabis patients are also not required to be licensed if they are compliant with the Compassionate Use Act and case law that interprets the Compassionate Use Act.
Town of Truckee
“The Town of Truckee is launching a four-part workshop series on cannabis. The first workshop will be help February 9, 2017 at 6 p.m. where staff will present an overview on cannabis and related regulations, as well as host a dialogue on the “big-picture” questions to discuss how the community wishes to address regulating cannabis usage in the town.”
- Thursday, February 9th
- Thursday, March 9th
- Thursday, April 13th
- Thursday, May 11th
Over the course of the workshops, staff has three main goals:
- To engage our community in a cannabis dialogue;
- To understand our community’s opinions and concerns on all things cannabis; and
- To create a draft package of regulations which will be considered by the Town Council.
The first workshop will be held February 9, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Truckee Town Hall. Residents are invited to participate in person, email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org take part in an online survey. Survey results will be compiled after February 17 and posted online.
Meeting topics for the March, April and May meetings will be selected based on community input.
Sign up for eNotifications about the Cannabis Dialogue at www.townoftruckee.com/enotify.