Medical marijuana eases the pain for many people suffering from severe illnesses and medical conditions like HIV/AIDS, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and glaucoma. People who have received medical marijuana cards from a medical provider are allowed, under California law, to smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. They are also allowed to cultivate a limited number of their own marijuana plants for medical purposes when approved by a doctor. Furthermore, caregivers are allowed by law to treat patients with medical marijuana, so they also have the ability to posses certain amounts of it. However, the manner in which these medicinal drugs are handled and transported must be carefully considered by those who use it. The law requires strict compliance with a number of provisions to possess medical marijuana; accidentally and innocently overlooking a single provision could result in state or federal drug charges being brought against you.

The Law Office of Richard L. Poland provides experienced, vigorous defense to people who often unknowingly find themselves in situations where criminal charges arise. If you are facing medical marijuana-related drug charges, regardless of whether you are a patient using the drug or a physician administering it for treatment, contact our firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Experienced Representation in Both State and Federal Courts

Growers, caretakers, medical marijuana clubs and others can find themselves impacted by drug charges. As a defense lawyer with over 40 years of experience, Richard L. Poland can immediately build a strong defense on your behalf. He has substantial knowledge of how the prosecution can alter or misconstrue evidence to make you appear guilty. For example, an individual may divide their marijuana into bags for each day of the week. Law enforcement could interpret that innocent action as meaning that the person has the intent to sell it. They may alter the reality of the situation to fit their agenda. We zealously defend our clients against a variety of charges related to use or possession of medical marijuana, charges such as:

If you use medical marijuana, then you are already dealing with a serious illness or the stress of chronic pain. You need to be able to focus on your health and well-being. The last thing you need is a criminal charge for doing something prescribed by your treating physician; something you thought was completely legal. If you are dealing with legal consequences of using medical marijuana, the Law Office of Richard L. Poland would like to help.

Contact us today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Our criminal defense law firm represents clients that have been charged with drug crimes including possession, distribution, sales and cultivation of marijuana. We have a proven track record of providing experienced and effective legal representation for our clients charged with drug-related offenses.