Attorney General Jerry Brown Provides Medical Marijuana Guidelines
In the midst of the latest Federal crackdown on marijuana with Scott Burns, deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, declaring that one of the tools he plans to use to eradicate marijuana use is to “send notice to these so-called dispensaries to tell them that they are in violation of federal law,” Calif. Attorney General Jerry Brown has waded into the middle of the fight with new medical marijuana guidelines.
“Hopefully the feds will back off in instances where people are really following these guidelines,” the ex governor told the LA Times.
The new guidelines:
- Medical marijuana patients should apply for state issued ID cards that the California police should hold legitimate. (a verification database will be found online)
- patients and authorized caregivers should have no more than 8 oz. of processed marijuana (Doctors may recommend more and only the female marijuana bud is to be counted towards this weight.)
- Patients and authorized caregivers should have no more than 12 immature or 6 mature plants (Doctors may recommend more.)
- If Patients appear to have excess marijuana, all marijuana can be confiscated.
- Patients should not use their medicine near schools.
- Patients should not use their medicine at work (unless the employer gives consent.)
- Non profit collective or cooperative medical dispensaries are legal but for profit businesses are not.
- Sales of Medical Marijuana are subject to a tax but no profit can be made from the sale.
- Dispensaries are prohibited from buying marijuana from illegal commercial grows (they must obtain the medicine from patients or caregivers with “fees limited to covering overhead and operating expenses.”
PDF files of the guidelines can be downloaded here.
The Times Standard Article can be found here.
Tip of the hat to the Humboldt Mirror which pointed me to the Times Standard Article that I had overlooked.