California Proposition 215_The Compassionate Use Act of 1996
While authored with the best intentions, Prop 215 didn’t exactly do what it was supposed to do. While it guaranteed a right to use prescribed medical marijuana in California, defined the “primary caregiver” role, and protected doctors from state sanction, it left out many of the details required for the effective production and distribution of medical marijuana.
California Senate Bill 420_2003
SB 420 defined, for better or worse, medical marijuana in California as it exists today. It standardized the ID Card, outlined the dispensary system, and better defined the patients eligible for medical marijuana. This broadening includes anyone unable to conduct the
Major Life Activities defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base
This study was commissioned by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
ID Card Statistics from the California Department of Public Health
California Health and Safety code
Office of the California State Attorney General
California Department of Public Health
Attorney General’s “Guidelines for the Security and Non-Diversion of Marijuana
Grown for Medical Use”
American Medical Association Medical Marijuana Recommendation
Medical Board of California 2007 Precedential Decision (Mikuriya)
Medical Marijuana Endorsements and Statements of Support.
Glossary of Important Terms