Marijuana is considered an illegal drug, its possession, use, cultivation or sale is prohibited by federal and state law. The term “medical marijuana” refers to legal possession, use and cultivation of cannabis plant for medical reasons.
- epilepsy and others.
California was the first state that legalized medical marijuana in November 1996. You must have a doctor’s recommendation and a license to cultivate and possess it. The doctors that prescribe marijuana and people who use it in limits set by law are free from criminal charges. Nowadays 20 states legalized marijuana for medical purposes, some of them are: Colorado, New-Jersey, Nevada, Massachusetts, Hawaii. Two states made it legal to use marijuana for recreational purposes, these are Colorado and Washington.
Be sure that you violated the medical marijuana laws if you possessed a bigger amount of it as it is allowed, sold it to the others and/or cultivated the drug in the state that prohibits this. Medical marijuana laws vary from state to state so hiring an attorney licensed in the state where the crime occurred is very important. At Legal Bistro you can find a lawyer that best suits your case.