Medical Marijuana Laws And Regulation


- CHILD​ ​CUSTODY​ ​RIGHTS:​ ​The​ ​status​ ​and​ ​conduct​ ​of​ ​a​ ​qualified​ ​patient​ ​who​ ​acts​ ​in​ ​accordance​ ​with​ ​the Compassionate​ ​Use​ ​Act​ ​shall​ ​not,​ ​by​ ​itself,​ ​be​ ​itself,​ ​by​ ​itself,​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to​ ​restrict​ ​or​ ​abridge​ ​custodial​ ​or​ ​parental rights​ ​to​ ​minor​ ​children​ ​in​ ​any​ ​action​ ​or​ ​proceeding​ ​under​ ​the​ ​jurisdiction​ ​of​ ​family​ ​or​ ​juvenile​ ​court.

- HIGHER​ ​TAXES:​ ​A​ ​portion​ ​of​ ​the​ ​sales​ ​and​ ​use​ ​tax​ ​imposed​ ​by​ ​Proposition​ ​64​ ​shall​ ​not​ ​apply​ ​to​ ​retail​ ​sales​ ​of medical​ ​cannabis,​ ​medical​ ​cannabis,​ ​edible​ ​medical​ ​cannabis​ ​products​ ​or​ ​topical​ ​cannabis.

- LOWER​ ​LIMITS:​ ​The​ ​Compassionate​ ​Use​ ​Act​ ​(Proposition​ ​215)​ ​allows​ ​a​ ​medicinal​ ​patient​ ​to​ ​possess​ ​whatever amount​ ​is​ ​necessary​ ​to​ ​adequately​ ​medicate.​ ​Recreational​ ​users​ ​are​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​1​ ​ounce​ ​of​ ​processed​ ​cannabis or​ ​8​ ​grams​ ​of​ ​concentrated​ ​cannabis.

- 21​ ​AND​ ​OVER​ ​ONLY:​ ​The​ ​recreational​ ​law​ ​only​ ​applies​ ​to​ ​those​ ​over​ ​21.​

Prop 215 allows California residents to use cannabis as medicine with a doctor's recommendation.

Prop 215 states the following:
The people of the State of California hereby find and declare that the purposes of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 are as follows: (A) To ensure that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes where that medical use is deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician who has determined that the persons health would benefit from the use of marijuana in the treatment of cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine or any other illness for which marijuana provides relief. (For more information please go to

Patients should consult a lawyer for legal advice regarding the use of medicinal marijuana.