Believe it or not, marijuana was once a mandatory crop in America. It's
true! According to a PBS Frontline report, the colony of Virginia demanded
that every local farmer grow a form of cannabis called hemp. The sturdy
plant was used to make canvas, rope and other useful materials. At the
time, hemp was very popular in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland, and
could be exchanged for goods and services just like cash.
Things certainly have changed.
Today, there are only two states where hemp and marijuana are legal for
adult recreational use. If you think the wonderfully progressive state
of California is one of them, you're wrong. While it's accurate
to say that the laws regarding in the Golden State are more relaxed than
they are in most other states, the fact of the matter is you can still
find yourself in BIG trouble if you're ever caught and charged with
The cannabis laws in Riverside County are the same as in the rest of the
state. Small quantities of the herb that some call sacred is no longer
a felony offense, but transporting more than an ounce might get a person
charged with intent to distribute.
If you use marijuana for medical reasons, please be sure to get your official
user card. To smoke otherwise is to put yourself at legal risk. Of course,
simply being in possession of a medical marijuana user card is not the
same as having a get-out-of-jail-free card. If you're caught with
weed and the judge is in a foul mood, you could be facing serious time
If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime of any sort,
contact us without hesitation. At the Law Office of Nic Cocis and Associates in Murrieta,
we are well experienced in defending good people who are up against ridiculous
drug laws. Until those laws are changed we will continue to look out for
the best interests of persons charged with marijuana possession,
marijuana transportation and
possession with intent to distribute.