California Marijuana Laws

california marijuana laws

Marijuana is cannabis plant. It is prepared from the dried flower clusters and leaves of the cannabis plant. People usually smoke it as a cigarette or in a pipe in order to induce euphoria. According to Health & Safety Code 11018 HS, ” Marijuana means all parts of the plant Cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds, or resin. It does not include the mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination.” In general, Marijuana is considered to be illegal, but it is “soft drug” unlike hard drugs as heroin or cocaine, which are killers. Approximately 42 percent of all drug arrests in US are for marijuana possession. 88 %(658,231) of all marijuana arrests are made for possession only. Marijuana charges are the most common drug crime in California.

California was the first state to establish medical Marijuana program enacted by Proposition 215(also known as Compassionate Use Act) and Senate Bill 420. Proposition 215 allows people with cancer, arthritis, cachexia, AIDS and other previewed illnesses to cultivate or obtain marijuana for medical use with the doctor’s recommendation. In addition, it is stated an identification card system for medical marijuana patients established by Medical Marijuana Protection Act.

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