Cannabis, healthcare, and the law
Many states have enacted laws and regulations governing the use of medical marijuana designed to protect eligible patients, users, and healthcare providers from prosecution and arrest. There is a lengthy application process that individuals must go through to use, sell and market the substance.
Medical Use of Cannabis and Legal Approach
Patients and caregivers must purchase a registration ID card to prove they can use or administer marijuana for health or medical reasons. If you or someone you know has one of these cards and has been arrested or detained, you have the right to remain silent and seek legal assistance. It’s a good idea to find a law firm that has a lot of experience handling, trying, and winning cases related to medical marijuana. Because many of these laws are so new, there is still a lot of unencumbered territory for the courts, police officers, patients, health care providers, and health professionals. It is illegal to arrest anyone legitimately capable of using or distributing medical marijuana. Whether you are a qualified patient (user) or distributor,
Physicians, Medical Marijuana, and the Law
Thousands of eligible companies are licensed to sell and market medical marijuana products, but many are still harassed, assaulted, and arrested by the local police. Business owners who have taken the appropriate steps to obtain their license should be duly compensated for any losses resulting from illegal arrests as their reputation could be irrevocably tarnished. Many legal experts are well versed in the laws and can argue the law well in court to defend such cases. As an average citizen or entrepreneur, there is only so much you can do on your own. In such cases, it is wise to consult legal professionals. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
1) If you are a user or distributor, make sure you have legal documentation and licenses.
2) Always keep your paperwork and licensure properly displayed and readily available to avoid confusion.
3) Research local law firms that specialize in handling medical marijuana cases when it comes down to it so that you can get the optimal representation in court.
4) You have the right to remain silent and have your lawyer speak on your behalf. Do not provide additional information until you have consulted a qualified attorney.