The major active chemical in marijuana is delat-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (commonly referred to as THC), which causes the psychoactive alterations. Marijuana's effects begin immediately after inhalation and can last for several hours.
The drug can be addictive and can interfere with work and family. As of today, there are not many treatment programs for marijuana, even though most abusers of marijuana also abuse some other drug or chemical.
The various punishments and offenses for marijuana related offenses. The California Penal Codes are as follows:
H&S §11357(a) - Possession of more than 28.5 grams (1 oz.), is punishable by imprisonment for 16 months, 2 years or 3 years.
H&S §11358 - Cultivating or harvesting marijuana, is punishable by imprisonment for 16 months, 2 years or 3 years.
H&S §11359 - Possession of marijuana for sale, is punishable by imprisonment for 16 months, 2 years or 3 years.
H&S §113560 - Sale or Transportation of marijuana is punishable by imprisonment for 16 months, 2 years or 3 years.
There are some diversion programs for marijuana addiction
in the counties of California. Please view Drug Treatment and Diversion
Programs in the Diversion Programs of
this web site California Criminal Law.com.
- Written by Patrick
H. Kelly, Attorney at Law
- Written by Patrick H. Kelly, Attorney at Law
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