The legal cannabis landscape is constantly changing both within the United States and around the world. This section of our site is intended to be a resource to both clinicians and consumers who wish to learn more. It is by no means an exhaustive list and we intend to continue to build on the content. Please check back often for the latest updates, news and links to relevant legal content.

San Francisco Medical Society on Cannabis and California Physicians

The four authors of this article served as San Francisco’s representatives on the CMA’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) tasked with drafting “a comprehensive white paper recommending policy on marijuana legalization and appropriate regulation and taxation.” SF Medical Society Bulletin Dec 2011 Opens PDF

California Medical Association Wants Cannabis Legalized & Regulated

The California Medical Association (CMA) has endorsed legalization and regulation of cannabis. At their annual meeting in Anaheim on Oct. 14, CMA delegates supported the conclusions of a position paper, “Cannabis and the Regulatory Void.” The Technical Advisory Committe found that “the public movement toward legalization of medical cannabis has inappropriately placed physicians in the role of gatekeeper for public access to this botanical. Read more… Link Opens Article on This Site

California Local Guides

Patients can have any amount of cannabis consistent with their personal medical needs. Patients and caregivers with a state-issued ID card are immune from arrest and allowed to possess the amounts authorized by their local government. Patients and caregivers without a state-issued ID card are subject to case-by-case scrutiny. Patients keep their right to defend gardens and dosages of any amount in court. Read more… Link Opens Article on This Site

California Compassionate Use Act of 1996

You can read the full text of the Compassionate Use Act in this PDF document. It’s an easy and very interesting read.

CA Compassionate Use Act Opens PDF

Cannabis Laws – State by State

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington have active medical marijuana programs.  For specific information about any one of these States’ programs, you can find a summary here.

For information about State by State Cannabis Laws, check out the NORML website: State by State Laws Link Opens in a New Tab.

California Cannabis Laws are clearly stated here Link Opens in a New Tab.