Is Medical Marijuana Still Illegal?
Under California’s Proposition 215 provided some protections for marijuana providers and patients to use the substance in an authorized manner. However, if the rules for this authorized are not adequately followed, you can still face criminal charges. Law enforcement agencies are increasingly regulating this activity and looking for persons violating the rules. We can help you determine if your use was authorized by law or if you have subjected yourself to a valid claim for prosecution. Even if your use fell outside of the prescribed methods, Paramount Defense can help you mitigate the circumstances and obtain a just solution for your problem.
Medical Marijuana and the Feds
California has said “yes” to medical marijuana while the Federal government continues to say “no.” This means that federal enforcement agencies, such as the D.E.A., can still investigate and eventually arrest you even if you are acting within the state of California. If it appears you were utilizing medical marijuana for profit making ventures or pure recreational use, the state prosecutors may not even have a say in the matter. They will have no choice but to turn the matter over to the federal government who severely punishes drug crimes. Drug crimes at the federal level are serious regardless if they involve marijuana or other types of substances. Paramount Defense can assist you in aggressively defending these types of charges to help keep you out of federal prison.
How Do I Know If My Use Is Legal?
Even if you have a valid reason to use or distribute medical marijuana, it can be difficult to understand the complex rules and laws that regulate this concept. If you make a mistake and don’t do it right, you could potentially face a felony. Paramount Defense can help. Our attorney is very knowledgeable about this subject, and can counsel you on whether your use complies with the law, or help defend you against related criminal accusations. Call 24/7 at (916)447-7842 to discuss your case.