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Medical Marijuana Policy

California Court: Concentrated Marijuana Qualifies As Medical Marijuana

high times bay area cannabis cup entries 2013 dabs dabTo most people, marijuana is marijuana, regardless if it’s flower, edibles, or concentrates. After all, it all contains marijuana, just in a different form and/or infused into other products such as brownies. However, public policy does not always reflect that fact. In a lot of states concentrates are treated differently than flower, carrying a separate penalty and/or fine than flower. There was a court case in California that was decided this week that determined the obvious – concentrated marijuana is in fact medical marijuana. Per SacBee:

A state appellate court in Sacramento has ruled that “concentrated cannabis” qualifies as marijuana for purposes of medical use.

A unanimous three-justice panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal disagreed this week with an earlier ruling by El Dorado Superior Court Judge James R. Wagoner and reversed the judge’s decision that a medical marijuana patient violated probation by possessing concentrated cannabis.

While this decision seems very logical and inconsequential at first glance, it’s very significant. Concentrated marijuana is becoming more and more popular everyday in California. More and more people are no doubt being caught with it, and if law enforcement considers it to not to be protected under California’s medical marijuana law, it could result in a bad situation for the patient. Fortunately that’s not the case, as this court case will hopefully be followed by all California law enforcement.

  • James

    They told us something we’ve already known since 2003, lol.

  • Mi-Cree-Ni Quash-Mah

    shhhh don’t tell anybody it has been medicine since 1893 from my family and I still believe it is a vegetable not a drug.
    hey folks Kickapoo Indian medicine will be available to the public soon from my father’s father’s father’s father’s garden methods and the seed from 1968 I make Marijuana from cannabis and that is why I understand the difference…… I grease my produce and roast my blends in grease cured and blended by hand compounded for flavor and potency just right every time no UN expected couch lock when you don’t want it and even a few other blends to bend the day the other way