420 NOT GUILTY IN 10: HOW A JURY OF 12 FOUND A LOS ANGELES MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENT NOT GUILTY IN 10 MINUTES by Tony M. Soliman, Esq. In this current climate of medical marijuana law reform, it’s not hard to see the shift in the paradigm towards liberation. It appears the public consensus favors medical marijuana regulation that provides adequate defense for qualified patients against law enforcement agencies and prosecuting legal teams who claim to Read More

Encinitas man faces prison, felonies for $50 pot sale By Aaron Burgin May 13, 2015 Activists rally to aid of Brandon Smith against charges ENCINITAS — Is $50 worth of marijuana worth a young man’s future? This is the question that medical marijuana activists are asking as they rally around an Encinitas man, Brandon Michael Smith, 26, whose attorney says faces seven years in state prison — and other life-altering implications — in the wake Read More

Legal Marijuana Cultivation Laws in San Diego Cultivation of marijuana is permitted in San Diego, California so long as the cultivation follows specific guidelines set forth for medical marijuana patients and caregivers. It is still a felony in California for anyone to cultivate marijuana who is not a patient under Prop 215 or a primary caregiver for someone in need of medical relief from marijuana.  It is also still a felony under federal law to Read More

Recreational Marijuana on the 2016 Ballot With the upcoming 2016 election, many are speculating that California may be the next to state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. There are still quite a few speed bumps on the way to outright legalization, including Gov. Jerry Brown’s hesitation to allow recreational marijuana to go through while he is still in office. “We have medical marijuana, which gets very close to what they have in Colorado and Read More

The District of Columbia Board of Elections recently unanimously voted to put Initiative 71, a measure that would legalize adult possession and use of up to two ounces of cannabis as well as home cultivation of up to six marijuana plants for personal use, on the Nov. 4 ballot. If approved, this measure would drastically change the marijuana laws in our nation’s capital, as well as impact future legislation in other states considering similar measures. Read More

The San Diego Police Department’s goal is to decrease the number of traffic accidents linked to narcotics and alcohol. The San Diego DUI Enforcement Team is tasked with detecting and apprehending intoxicated drivers. Unless you want to be one of the unfortunate people arrested after a few too many drinks, follow the helpful tips below. 1. Don’t drive intoxicated. This one is easy, just don’t drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. To Read More

Taking active steps to protect your own digital privacy is vastly important. Your home computer, laptop, smart phone, and tablet all contain swaths of private personal information. Many of these devices not only contain your personal messages, contacts, and photos, but can also track your geographic location, web browsing history, passwords, and a load of other sensitive information. The first and most obvious step is to setup a login password or pin number on your Read More

Know Your Rights: Police May NOT Conduct a Cell Phone Search Without a Warrant if You Are Arrested for a Marijuana Related Drug Charge The Supreme Court recently issued its opinion on the validity of cell phone searches that occur as a part of a routine arrest. The repercussions effect all arrests, including arrests for: marijuana possession, possession of marijuana for sale, or even driving while under the influence of marijuana. This opinion clarifies and strengthens Read More

Emerging Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulations for San Diego County The city of San Diego is moving forward with an ordinance to restructure the way medical marijuana dispensaries operate within the city. The ordinance, which was approved 8-1 early this year by City Council, sets up new guidelines for operating a medical marijuana dispensary in San Diego. Recent developments in medical marijuana regulation on both the federal and state level have created some new hurdles for Read More