What Happens If You Possess A Medication Without A Prescription

It’s considered a crime in California under Business & Professions Code 4060 BP1. This type of case is often prosecuted when police find prescription drugs such as pain-killers in the hands of someone for whom the drug was not prescribed. Watch this video to understand if you can have these charges dismissed. How Does The Prosecutor…

California “Marijuana Cultivation” Laws

California “Marijuana Cultivation” Laws

In this post, I am going to explain how California’s laws on illegal marijuana cultivation1 was updated and changed with the passage of Proposition 64. This proposition changed California law so that adults who are 21 or older may legally plant, cultivate, harvest, dry or process up to six (6) living marijuana plants lawfully. So When Does…

Under The Influence Of A Controlled Substance

It is illegal to be under the influence of a controlled substance pursuant to California’s Health and Safety Code 115501. Below I explain the defenses and penalties of HS 11550. Overview Of Health & Safety Code 11550 For someone to be found guilty of HS 11550 the prosecutor must prove the following elements. You willfully2 used…

What You Need To Know About “GHB” Laws In California

GHB is a narcotic or controlled substance and its use without a valid prescription is illegal. In fact: There are at least 4 laws involving GHB you can be arrested for and prosecuted under various California statutes. Lets take a deeper look at these laws… What Is GHB? GHB is the initials for Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid…

7 Things You Should Know About California “Hash Laws”

7 Things You Should Know About California “Hash Laws”

In this post you are going to learn everything there is to know about possession of concentrated cannabis laws in California. In fact: With changes in the law it is legal in many circumstances to possess concentrated cannabis (hash). Let’s get started….. What Is Concentrated Cannabis? Concentrated cannabis means the separated resin, whether crude or purified, from…

5 Things You Should Know About Marijuana Sales & Transport Laws

5 Things You Should Know About Marijuana Sales & Transport Laws

On January 1st, 2018 the state of California passed proposition 64 which allowed businesses with the proper licensing to sell recreational marijuana legally in the state. The law is now called the adult use of marijuana act however, under Health & Safety Code Section 113601, it is illegal for anyone to: Transport Import into the state Sell Furnish…

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Dismiss Drug Charges In California With A Pretrial Diversion – Penal Code 1000 (Legal Guide)

Today, I am going to explain California’s pre-trial drug diversion program which is known as penal code 1000. In fact: I regularly use this program to have our eligible clients drug cases dismissed. Let’s get started… Overview Of Penal Code 1000 [Estimated read time: 11 Minutes] Penal Code 1000 refers to a disposition formerly called Deferred…

9 Things You Should Know About “Vicodin” Laws

9 Things You Should Know About “Vicodin” Laws

Vicodin is the brand name for hydrocodone, a popular narcotic pain medication that is a Schedule II controlled substance in its pure form. Schedule II drugs have a current medically accepted use but also a high potential for abuse and dependence. When Vicodin is combined with other drugs, which it commonly is when prescribed, possessed or sold,…

Possessing Marijuana With Intent To Sell Laws In California

Although proposition 64 has made recreational marijuana possession legal it is still unlawful to sell marijuana in California except for the following two situations. Sale of marijuana by a licensed business Sale of medical marijuana by a licensed dispensary Health & Safety Code Section 11359 Defined Under Health & Safety Code 11359, it is illegal…