Ozols Law Firm is a criminal defense firm headquartered out of San Diego, California. The Marijuana industry is an ever-changing industry with Marijuana now being legalized in several different states. Ozols Law Firm has provided some tips for users to make sure they stay in compliance with the law.
In California, it is very easy to obtain a medical marijuana card, which can also allow one to grow marijuana for their own personal consumption. Marijuana has been proven to help a multitude of illnesses including cancer, stress, anxiety, skin conditions, and more. If you want to start smoking or growing your own Marijuana then it is always a good idea to go to a doctor and get assessed for a Marijuana Marijuana card.
Never consent to a search
Remember, the fourth amendment of the US constitution protects against unlawful searches and seizures. This means that you have protections in your persons, places and things and cannot be subjected to a search without a warrant. The officers sometimes try to get around this by “asking for consent”. Really it is them demanding that you give them consent but they do their best for you to just say the words “yes you can search.” Do not be afraid to stand up to these officers and tell them that they need to get a warrant to search you or they can talk to your lawyer.
In January 2015 proposition 47 passed into law. This law now says that there is no such thing as felony possession offenses. Now of course there is still felony possession for sale, but you cannot be charged with a felony for actually possession any type of drug at this time.
Be Careful With Marijuana DUIs
Marijuana DUIs are becoming more and more common these days. With Marijuana being so commonly consumed in California, the District Attorney has now begun to charge more people with Marijuana DUIs. What a lot of people don’t understand is that even if they have legally ingested the Marijuana, it is still illegal for them to drive if they are deemed to be under the influence. However, recent studies have shown that it is very difficult for someone to actually be deemed under the influence of Marijuana while driving and these issues are very commonly litigated in court.