When Is It Allowed To Use Medical Marijuana?

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.

0000000000000000000000000000000Medical marijuana is used as a form of treatment and pain relief by people who suffer from painful symptoms that come from:

  • AIDS
  • cancer
  • epilepsy and others.

 

123456789California 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.

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Marijuana Leads To Increase In DUI Charges In California

Having to go to court for a plant might seem a bit much, especially when the plant we are discussing is marijuana. Understanding the laws of this popular plant is so complicated that even local law enforcement in the state of California can’t seem to understand how to handle this decriminalized herb. Marijuana leading to increase in DUI charges in California has become an issue to the court system and to the individuals receiving the DUI.

Most DUI cases end up leaving the defendant in jail for approximately 3 days while the judge gets to hear the case and decide what the sentencing will be. Facing legal actions for being high on a plant that is known to ease tension should be a crime itself, due to the fact that more and more doctors are being summoned to court after dealing with patients all day to clarify that the defendant is in fact under the prescription of marijuana, and is allowed to smoke this non harmful plant. Driving under the influence of marijuana according to the State of Colorado and Washington is an acceptable thing, and although the Feds never really approved the use of marijuana, state law seems to be passing all kinds of legalities that tells the individual how to operate after smoking marijuana. However, given that the plant has not been fully legalized in California, it is leading to the increase in DUI arrests.

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