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

Marijuana as Medicine: Can We See Past the Smoke?
North American Cannabis Summit presentation January 2019 (PDF)

Igor Grant, MD

CMCR Symposium, June 2018

Daniele Piomelli, MD, PhD, PharmD

The health impact of cannabis
CMCR Symposium, June 2018

Ziva Cooper, PhD

Therapeutic potential of cannabis for pain alone and as an adjunct to opioids
CMCR Symposium, June 2018

Iain McGregor, PhD

Medicinal cannabis research down under: Introducing the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics
CMCR Symposium, June 2018

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