Since the passage of the California’s Compassionate Use Act in 1996, we have successfully represented medical marijuana dispensaries, collectives, cooperatives, cultivators, and possessors of medical marijuana throughout the state. Despite the exemptions from criminal prosecution for users, caregivers, and those who cultivate medical marijuana, many law enforcement agencies and prosecutors chose to ignore Proposition 215. This is particularly true of the United States Federal Government’s view that despite the passage of the Compassionate Use Act, medical marijuana continues to remain a federal offense.

We at RAAB | MAHONEY monitor this constantly changing area of law, and are prepared to defend successfully individuals or businesses either under investigation or charged with criminal offenses related to the use, possession, sale, or cultivation of medical marijuana. We have also represented medical marijuana dispensaries and individuals in their interaction with local communities and in their efforts to obtain local government approval for operation.

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