California proposition 215, also known as the medical use of marijuana initiative or the compassionate use act, was on the november 5, 1996 general election ballot in california as an initiated state statute, where it was approved the passage of proposition 215 is considered a significant victory for medical marijuana.
Proposition 215, the california compassionate use act, was enacted by the voters and took effect on nov 6, 1996 as california health & safety code 113625 the law makes it legal for patients and their designated primary caregivers to possess and cultivate marijuana for thier personal medical use given the recommendation or approval of a california-licensed physician. The proceeds from this tax shall be deposited into the compassionate use of medical cannabis fund created under the compassionate use of medical cannabis pilot program act this tax shall be paid by a cultivation center and is not the responsibility of a dispensing organization or a qualifying patient.
(state campaign disclosure statement) status: passed november 1996: ranking: compared to other states, california ranks: 9th in past-month drug use 9th (tied with 1 other state) in marijuana use 5th (tied with 2 other states) in drug use other than marijuana 4th (tied with 1 other state) in past-year drug dependence 6th (tied with 3 other states) in drug or alcohol dependence. The department of health is committed to implementing the compassionate use medical marijuana act on this website you will find guidance for patients, physicians, alternative treatment center operators, and residents.
Existing law, the compassionate use act of 1996, an initiative statute enacted by the approval of proposition 215 at the november 6, 1996, statewide general election, authorizes the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Background: in 1996, the compassionate use act was passed in california, legalizing the use of medical marijuana this new law directly conflicted with the csa (controlled substances act), which banned the use of marijuana. Summary full text: california proposition 215 the compassionate use act of 1996 author: dennis peron: sponsor: californians for medical rights opponents citizens for a drug-free california alameda medical marijuana pac americans for medical rights foundation richland mills company lfp, inc.
Proposition 215, or the compassionate use act of 1996, is a california law allowing the use of medical cannabis despite marijuana's lack of the normal food and drug administration testing for safety and efficacy. Medical marijuana in the 1830s, sir william brooke o’shaughnessy, an irish doctor studying in india, california, in the compassionate use act of 1996,. In 1996, californians passed proposition 215, the compassionate use act, and became the first state to legalize medical marijuana for patients with aids, cancer, and other serious diseases and launched the current phase of marijuana policy in the us.
Compassionate use act( the cua) of 1996, and was codified in california health and safety code section 11362 5, which decriminalized the possession and cultivation of medical marijuana for limited personal medical purposes and.