Possession of less than an ounce of marijuana for personal recreational use is a misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum fine of $100 with no jail time or probation.
In 1996 the voters of California passed Proposition 215 providing a legal allowance for the use of marijuana for medical purposes. In 2003 the legislature passed legislation providing a clearly defined mechanism for legal, medical use of marijuana. The Medical Marijuana Program, within the California Department of Public Health, is administered through a patient's county of residence. Upon obtaining a recommendation from their physician for use of medicinal marijuana, patients and their primary caregivers may apply for and be issued, a Medical Marijuana Identification Card.
The Medical Marijuana Program in California provides that "Qualified patients and primary caregivers who possess a state-issued identification card may possess 8 oz. of dried marijuana, and may maintain no more than 6 mature or 12 immature plants per qualified patient." However subsequent regulation and court decisions have provided that local jurisdictions may allow larger amounts for patients or primary care givers in need of it in order to manage medical conditions.
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DMV hearings are held after the DMV moves to suspend or revoke an individual's driver license, for whatever reason - suspicion of or confirmation of DUI or other unsafe driving (especially by an elderly driver) are two of the most common reasons. The purpose of the DMV hearing is to exercise the driver's rights to (a) review and challenge the evidence that the DMV is bringing against him or her, and (b) present other evidence to contest the DMV's action.
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