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San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon: SF Dispensaries are illegal

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon: SF Dispensaries are illegal

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Published by David Downs
Gascon’s office filed the memo in San Francisco County Superior Court in a case against a medical cannabis dispensary that delivered the anti-nausea drug to a collective member.
Gascon’s office filed the memo in San Francisco County Superior Court in a case against a medical cannabis dispensary that delivered the anti-nausea drug to a collective member.

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GEORGEGASCON(SBN182345)DistrictAttorneyJOHNULLOM(SBN249141)AssistantDistrictAttorneyNICOLER.CROSBY(SBN256238)AssistantDistrictAttorneyOfficeoftheDistrictAttorney850BryantStreet,ThirdFloorSanFrancisco,California94103Telephone:(415)553-1048Facsimile:(415)553-1700
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THEPEOPLEOFTHESTATEOFCALIFORNIA,PEOPLE'SMEMORANDUMOFPOINTSANDAUTHORITESRE:CONTINUEDILLEGALITYOFSELLINGMARIJUANAlaintiff,vs.
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ThePeoplerespectfullysubmitthefollowingmemorandumofpointsandauthoritiesregardingthecontinuedillegalityofsellingmarijuanaandtherequirementthatmembersofanassociationmustallparticipatedirectlyinthe"cultivation"ofmarijuanatoenjoytheprotectionofHealthandSafetyCodesection11362.775:
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INTRODUCTION
DespitethecontinuedproscriptionofmarijuanasalesunderCalifornialaw,theabsenceofanystatuteorcaseimmunizingmarijuanasales,andthelackofanyexpressedintentionofthepartofvotersortheLegislaturetolegalizemarijuanasales,amarijuanamega-mythhasbeenperpetuated:sellingmarijuanaover-the-counteratmarijuanasellingoutletsislegal.WhileCalifornia'smedicalmarijuanalawsmaybecomplex,thelawisclearthatmarijuana
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POINTSANDAUTHORITIESRE:MARIJUANASALESIMMUNITY-2
salesareillegal.Thesemantogenicshellgamethatcontinuestobeplayedwithmedicalmarijuanaimmunitiesdoesnotchangethatconclusion.
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I.MARIJUANASALESAREILLEGAL
Anyanalysisofcriminalliabilityforspecificconductmustbeginwiththeanalysisofthecodesectionscriminalizingthatconduct.SpecificallyastoHealthandSafetyCode'sections11359and11360-
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11359makespossessionforsaleofmarijuanaafelony:Everypersonwhopossessesforsaleanymarijuana,exceptasotherwiseprovidedbylaw,shallbepunishedbyimprisonmentinthestateprison.
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§
11360(a)declaresavarietyofconducttobefelonious:Exceptasotherwiseprovidedbythissectionorasauthorizedbylaw,everypersonwhotransports,importsintothisstate,sells,furnishes,administers,orgivesaway,orofferstotransport,importintothisstate,sell,furnish,administer,orgiveaway,orattemptstoimportintothisstateortransportanymarijuanashallbepunishedbyimprisonmentinthestateprisonforaperiodoftwo,threeorfouryears.Section11359expresslycriminalizestheconductofpossessingmarijuanaforsale,andsection11360(a)expresslycriminalizestheconductofsellingmarijuana.Neitherofthesestatuteshavebeenoverturnedorrescinded.
II.CALIFORNIA'SMEDICALMARIJUANASTATUTES
In1996,CaliforniavoterspassedtheCUA,ascodifiedinsection11362.5.Section11362.5,subdivision(d),provides
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cultivation,andmedicallyrelatedtransportation.(See,Peoplev.Mower(2002)28Ca1.4th457;Peoplev.Trippet(1997)56Cal.App.4th1532.)Thevoter'sintentinpassingtheCUAhasbeenestablishedbycaselaw. [B]oththestatute'sdraftersandtheproponentstookpainstoemphasizethat,exceptasspecificallyprovidedintheproposedstatute,neitherrelaxationmuchlesseviscerationofthestate'smarijuanalawswasenvisioned...[I]ntheballotpamphlet'srebuttal,[DistrictAttorneyHallinan,aCUAproponent,stated]thattheproposition"onlyallowsmarijuanatobegrown
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forapatient'spersonaluse.Policeofficerscanstillarrestanyonewhogrowstoomuch,ortriestosellit."
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[T]heplainlyexpressedintentof[theCUAwas]continuingtheproscriptionsofmarijuana'saleandpossessionforsale.
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Inlightofthis"plainlyexpressedintent",theCaliforniaLegislatureenactedtheMMP,ascodifiedinsections11362.7,etseq.,in2003.WhiletheMMPfurtherspecifiedconductimmunizedfromcriminalliability,theMMP'slegislativehistoryalsocontainedthefollowing caveat:
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"Nothingin[theMMP]shallamendorchangeProposition215..."
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(Sen.RulesCom.,Off.ofSen.FloorAnalyses,analysisofSen.BillNo.420(2003Reg.Sess.)asamendedSept.9,2003.p.6.)AstheCourtofAppealrecentlystated:"[TheMMP]wasdesignedtoimplement,notamendtheCUA"(Peoplev.Hochanadel176CalApp4th997,p.1013)IftheMMPlegalizedmarijuanasales,theMMPwouldbeindirectconflictwiththe "plainlyexpressedintent"oftheCUA.AsisapparentfromtheplainlanguageoftheMMP, andthelegislativehistory,thereisnoconflictbetweentheMMPandtheCUAbecausemarijuanasaleshavenotbeenimmunized.
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Section11362.5,subdivision(d),provides: Section11357,relatingtothepossessionofmarijuana,andSection11358,relatingtothecultivationofmarijuana,shallnotapplytoapatient,ora patient'sprimarycaregiver,whopossessesorcultivatesmarijuanaforthe personalmedicalpurposesofthepatientuponthewrittenororalrecommendationorapprovalofaphysician.
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Bytheexpresslanguageofsection11362.5,subdivision(d),immunizesapatientor primarycaregiverwhoengagedin(1)personalpossession;and(2)personalcultivationofmarijuanaformedicalpurposes.
Trippet,supra,
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