Protect your right to legal use of your medicine with help from a medical marijuana attorney in Los Angeles CA.
Marijuana has proven medicinal benefits for treating a wide variety of diseases and conditions. California’s Compassionate Use Act of 1996 recognized this fact and provided for qualified physicians to write prescriptions for marijuana just like any other drug.
Having a prescription for medicinal marijuana only allows patients to use, possess, cultivate and transport marijuana in a way that is consistent with their own personal medical needs. It is not a “free pass” for all crimes related to marijuana.
What Charges Can Medical Marijuana Users Face?
Even with a valid prescription for medical marijuana—and a medical marijuana ID card—you may still need to hire a medical marijuana attorney in Los Angeles CA to defend against charges for:
- Smoking marijuana in any place where it is prohibited by law, such as within 1,000 feet of a school
- Driving a car or operating a boat while using marijuana
- Possessing more than 8 ounces of dried marijuana
- Growing more than 6 mature or 12 immature marijuana plants
- Selling or distributing marijuana to individuals who do not have a prescription
- Possession of medical marijuana with the intent to sell it illegally
- Use or possession of medical marijuana on federal lands
Your Medical Marijuana Attorney in Los Angeles CA Can Help
Whether the validity of your prescription is being questioned or you are facing charges for activities outside the scope of legal medical marijuana use, Mattern & Mendoza can help.
We have extensive experience working as a medical marijuana lawyer in Los Angeles CA. We are careful to keep a close eye on all new developments in this area of case law and we know how to secure the types of evidence needed to support a strong defense. In many cases, we have not only succeeded in getting charges dropped, but have also secured the return of the medicine confiscated by law enforcement authorities.
Call Now for a Free Case Evaluation
If you have been accused of a crime related to your medical marijuana use, we will help you react quickly to avoid the pain and suffering related to the denial of your right to your medicine. All you have to do to get started is call us at 310-342-8254 to request your free case evaluation and learn what we can do for you as your medical marijuana lawyer in Los Angeles CA.