2010 California Legal Manual
This exhaustive legal manual gives you the nuts and bolts of medical marijuana law in California: becoming a patient and caregiver, legal defense, and organizing for successful court solidarity among other useful items. Updated for 2010.
Information about CPS, Family Court and custody disputes.
Information about renting, negotiations with your landlord, being a good tenant, and fighting evictions.
For property owners. The Department of Justice is threatening property owners who rent to medical cannabis dispensing centers and cultivators.
Federal Marijuana Law
Excerpted from ASA's 2007 California Legal Manual, this article discusses the federal government's legal stance on medical marijuana and the conflict between federal and state law.
The Controlled Substances Act
The CSA places all substances that are regulated under existing federal law into one of five schedules. This placement is based upon the substance's medicinal value, harmfulness, and potential for abuse or addiction.
The Role of State Law Enforcement
This paper, prepared in 2002 by Judy Appel & Daniel Abrahamson of the Drug Policy Alliance, explains that state law enforcement officials have an obligation to uphold state law, not federal law.