The California Health and Safety Code governs marijuana possession and sales under HS 11357-11362.5. Simple possession of under one ounce of marijuana is treated as an infraction. However, possession of more than one ounce is a misdemeanor. In addition, it is unlawful to cultivate marijuana without authorization and can be punished as a felony with a state prison sentence. Like other drugs, selling or possessing marijuana with the intent to sell are treated severely and can carry prison sentences. Given all the recent changes in the legislature about marijuana, compassionate use, marijuana cards, marijuana cultivation, etc., if you are being investigated or have been charged with a marijuana related offense, it is extremely important that you immediately hire an attorney from Jackson Law as we are experienced and knowledgeable in this area of the law and will work to demonstrate your legal rights to possess marijuana and defend your rights at all court proceedings. Our attorneys have successfully handled both minor and serious marijuana cases and have had success getting felony marijuana cases thrown out at preliminary hearings due to the medical marijuana laws, which allow clients to walk free instead of going to prison.
If you are being investigated for a criminal offense, or have been charged with a criminal offense, and want to know how to best proceed, please contact the attorneys at Jackson Law online or call Jackson Law at 650-587-8556.
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