Legal Advice and Information

Can the CMCR help me in my legal matters with law enforcement, child custody officials, family law or any other court cases involving medical marijuana?

No. We are a research facility and our mission is to conduct clinical trials to answer questions regarding the safety and effectiveness of the medicinal use of cannabis in various diseases.

We suggest you contact a personal attorney for any legal matters and/or review the scientific literature available in national medical journals.

But isn't cannabis legal in California?

On November 8, 2016, California voters passed Proposition 64, which changed state law to allow adults aged 21 years or older to grow, possess and use cannabis for nonmedical (sometimes referred to as “recreational”) purposes, with certain restrictions. However, the federal Controlled Substances Act still classifies cannabis as a Schedule I controlled substance. This means that federal regulations do not permit the use, production, processing, sale or growth of marijuana, except for medical or research use conducted under special licensing requirements established by the DEA.

Can't I get a license to grow/transport/sell cannabis in California?

Information about California's current regulations regarding cannabis can be found on the website of the California Bureau of Cannabis Control:

Igor Grant, MD

Presentation before the Medical Board of California
(April 2018)

Thomas Marcotte, PhD

Presentation before the Canadian House of Commons
(September 2017)

Igor Grant, MD

UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Medicinal Cannabis
(July 2017)

Barth Wilsey, MD

Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit;
Bethesda, MD (March 2016)


Igor Grant, MD, FRCP(C) American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting

McGill University Health Centre - Research Institute
(February 2015)

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