Tag Archives: Medical Cannabis

The Current State of California’s Medical Cannabis Laws

In 1996, California voters approved an initiative that exempted certain patients and their primary caregivers from criminal liability under state law for the possession and cultivation of marijuana. Known as the Compassionate Use Act, this initiative created what today is known as California Medical Marijuana Program. In 2003, the Legislature enacted additional legislation relating to […]

A Look Ahead at 2015 – The Legal Cannabis Industry

2014 will be looked back on as a turning point for the anti-prohibition movement. Our country witnessed the first recreational cannabis market open in Colorado, and then in Washington. For the first time, the Federal government released guidelines setting up a framework for marijuana businesses to gain access to banking and financial services. Couple that […]

A Historic Week in the World of Legal Cannabis

Last week, the United States congress passed a spending bill to fund the Federal government until next September. This legislation had many provisions that were placed in the bill in the final stages of negotiations, several of which were highly controversial and caused a vocal uproar from politicians on both sides of the aisle. But, […]