Marijuana DUIs in California: Scientific and Legal Limbo

Ryan Kocot, Law Office of Ryan T. Kocot

Until there is sufficient funding to adequately study the effects of marijuana on the brain, we will likely be stuck in scientific and legal limbo and the difficulties in prosecuting a marijuana DUI will continue.

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Welcome to CEB's marijuana law hub, specially designed to inform attorneys about crucial legal issues arising from state marijuana legalization and its conflicts with federal law.

  • We track developments in over 15 topics nationwide, so you can minimize the risks arising from various ethics rules, inconsistent federal enforcement policies, and non-uniform civil and criminal statutes and court actions that collide with each other.
  • We bring you analysis and practice tips as the issues evolve in this practice area, drawn from activity in five states as well as California's medical marijuana statute
  • We take no position on the legalization of marijuana and do not render legal advice--review our Disclaimer. Explore topics and legislation by going to left menu or clicking on at top.

CEB Programs

Representing Marijuana Businesses after Prop 64

These programs provide an overview of the differences between AUMA and MCRSA, as well as updates on ethics, regulatory issues, local ordinances, and federal criminal prosecution. 4 hours MCLE credit available.

These programs were held on March 30, 2017, and soon will be available as On Demand MCLE programs from CEB; call 1-800-232-3444 or go to CEB.com.

Most marijuana businesses are currently denied access to banking services, largely because financial institutions, fearful of potential money laundering, criminal charges, or losing their FDIC coverage, refuse to offer them. Robert Elam explores this problem and the efforts that have been made to address it, in the latest issue of CEB's California Business Law Reporter.

Latest News

California Emergency Cannabis Regulations

by Evoke Law

The California executive branch issued emergency regulations to fully implement the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and provide guidance for California cannabis businesses heading into 2018. This blog focuses on regulations to determine how cannabis businesses will be affected regarding Packaging, Labeling, Branding, Advertising, & Product Recall.

California Commercial Cannabis Real Estate and the New MAUCRSA Rules

California released almost 300 pages of new regulations for medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis businesses that will impact cannabis businesses regarding real estate and land use. The regulations address mitigation of the environmental impacts of cannabis cultivation, the permitted diversion and discharge of water relating to cultivation, licensing, and renewable energy requirements.


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Legislative Tracking

CEB provides you with 2 interactive maps of the U.S., which show states that have legalized marijuana for either recreational use or medical use. Additionally, you can find comprehensive information for marijuana bills and ballot initiatives in CEB's legislative tracking database.

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