The people in Los Angeles voted for a ballot measures that provide the regulatory framework for medical marijuana dispensaries in the city in May 2013. The measure was presented by the city council received not only the support from The United Farm and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), Greater Los Angeles Collective Alliance (GLACA) and American for Safe Access (ASA) but also from the mayoral and city attorney candidates.
The main structure of Proposition D is similar to the ordinance in 2010 which was held up in court and got expired. The main framework of the Prop D is the following:
-The Dispensaries got the license before September 2007 of moratorium have limited immunity to operate.
-The LA City increased Sales Tax to 6%.
-Hours of operation are reduced to 10 am to 8 pm.
-Consumption of cannabis on the premise is not allowed.
CALIFORNIA MEDICAL CANNABIS LAW
California State voters approved Proposition 215 for California Medical Marijuana Program November 5 1996, which is known as the Compassionate Use Act. The proposition was added to Section 11362.5 of California Health and Safety Code. It allows patients who have cancer, anorexia, AIDS, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraines and other chronic illnesses the legal right to obtain, grow or use marijuana for medical purpose with doctor’s recommendation. Also the law mandates that doctors are not to be punished for recommending marijuana to patients as the medical usage.
Senate Bill 420 was signed in October 2003 and took affect on January 1, 2004. It became a California State guideline of how much the patients can or may grow and possess. Under this guideline, the qualified patients and caregivers may possess no more than eight ounces (equivalent to half pound) of dried marijuana and/or six mature or 12 immature marijuana plants. However, Senate Bill 420 allows patients to possess larger amounts of marijuana, which was recommended by the doctor.
CALIFORNIA & HOLLYWEED MEDICINAL MARIJUANA CODE OF CONDUCT GUIDELINES
- The patient has to be 18 years old or over.
- Minor patient has to be escorted by parents or court –appointed legal guardian as a caregiver.
- All patients have to have California issued ID or any kind of prof of residence in CA and Doctor’s recommendation.
- Consumption of cannabis on site is not permitted.
- Keep the doctor’s recommendation with you at all time for your safety.
- Alcohol, illegal drugs or weapons are not allowed in and around the property of Hollyweed.
- Please treat everyone on the premise and neighbor with respect.