What Are the New Regulations for Legal Marijuana in California

Recreational marijuana dispensaries have been a regular occurrence in certain California cities recently, but new regulations have started to change how legal marijuana in California is being serviced. Some of the dispensaries will face different state guidelines that officially started July 1. Cannabis products sold in California will be required to pass testing for certain … Continue reading

California Considering Reducing Drug Possession Penalties

California lawmakers are considering legislation that would make California the 14th state in the U.S. to downgrade the severity of drug possession offenses. Believing the war on drugs has been costly and ineffective, state Sen. Mark Leno has introduced SB 1506, a bill to reduce the penalties for drug possession convictions. Many groups support the … Continue reading

Court orders DEA to stop prosecuting lawful medical marijuana operations

A federal court has ruled that the DEA is violating a federal amendment by prosecuting lawful medical marijuana patients and operations in California. As most people in Hayward know, medical marijuana is legal in California, but it is still classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance under federal law. Consequently, there are many documented cases … Continue reading

Federal Government Cracking Down on California Marijuana Dispensaries

In October of 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice began to step-up its efforts to shut down marijuana dispensaries in California. Even though California voters approved the California Compassionate Use Act, a law permitting people to use marijuana for medical reasons, possessing and selling marijuana violates federal drug laws. Justice Department officials and California U.S. … Continue reading

Marijuana is legal in California, but you could still face an arrest if …

Even though recreational marijuana is legal in California, there are still acts that could lead to an arrest or criminal charge. Voters in California chose to decriminalize marijuana in 2016. The state had already passed the Compassionate Use Act in 1996, enabling people to use marijuana for medical purposes. With the most recent legislation, people … Continue reading