Medical Marijuana Card Does Not Necessarily Protect Against Vehicle Search

By: Wallin & Klarich

An officer with probable cause to search is not prevented from doing so by someone presenting a medical marijuana card or a medical marijuana prescription.

Various courts have held that, once the officer has probable cause, the officer is entitled to continue to search and investigate, and determine whether the subject of the investigation is in fact possessing the marijuana for personal medical needs, and is adhering to the eight-ounce limit on possession.

The laws surrounding possession and transportation of medical marijuana are complex and ever-changing. If you or someone you love has been accused of a crime in California, contact the experienced Southern California criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today at 1-888-280-6839 or for a consultation of your case. We can help you.

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