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No Medical Marijuana Limits In California?

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The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that ANY limit on medical marijuana amounts is unconstitutional (see story). Senate Bill 420 was enacted in 2003, which set a limit of 8 ounces, 6 mature plants or 12 immature plants. In the bill was a provision to allow counties and cities to set higher limits if they desired. But that was all changed Thursday, when the Supreme Court essentially stated that patients can possess and grow whatever it takes to alleviate their conditions.

The most interesting part of this story, to me, is the blatant stupidity by the California Attorney General. California Attorney General Jerry Brown said in a statement the decision “confirms our position that the state’s possession limits are legal” as applied to medical marijuana cardholders. TALK ABOUT SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS!

So what are the ramifications for American marijuana law, and public policy? From what I can tell, until the original bill is amended, which is extremely hard in the State of California (requiring a ‘super majority’), people can grow as much as they need to ‘alleviate their symptoms.’ I think I need to move South, as my tendinitis is really, really starting to flare up. It might take a truckload to ‘alleviate my symptoms!’

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60L56L20100122

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  1. Cannabis College on

    These laws are changing regularly; hard to keep track. There’s a cannabis college website that does video interviews with lawyers and they make sure to keep things really current. You can check it out here; great resource for anyone interested in setting up and legally operating a dispensary or collective.

    Cannabis College 

  2. this decision is total bullshit. It just goes to show that when you let nancy pelosi run a state, along with a bunch of illegal mexican lovers, the whole system goes haywire.

  3. thats scary if they classify it to the same as liquor that would be a lot of cannabis
    lets see .08 – intoxicated
    how many lbs of mmj would you have to ingest to act the way people act on a few drinks of alcohol ?
    what this ruling is is a good thing
    for someone who smokes a few joints , 6 plants might work for them
    someone who eats their medicine would need to have/grow more
    thats not including crop loss, thieves , mold etc…

  4. Sharon Roberts on

    But that leaves us not knowing how much each of us can have. If one person can’t handle not having limits it could cause problems.

    Hopefully that the DEA will reclassify it to the same as liquior