Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Recreational Marijuana : Prop 64

The voters passed Proposition 64 and recreational use, possession and transportation of certain amounts of marijuana is now mostly legal in California.

The law is extensive and complex, and involves licensing of marijuana "shops" and a taxation protocol; the law is many pages long.

Of particular interest to us, however, is the provisions in Prop 64 that allow for persons convicted of Marijuana offenses that were felonies to petition the court to be re-sentenced as misdemeanors.

Former felonies that can be reduced to misdemeanors are:

11360 H&S Sales of Marijuana
11359 H&S Possession for Sales of Marijuana
11358 H&S Cultivation of Marijuana 

There are certain limitations on the relief, but if you do not have an extensive record the court will grant the reduction.

This law is very new, and we have already filed petitions on behalf of some clients.

Give us a call to discuss your case:  800 495 2819