The Simi Valley City Council banned personal-use marijuana cultivation within the city limits. About two-dozen residents sought to address the council, hoping to persuade them to defeat the marijuana cultivation ordinance, but the City Council did not allow commentary at the meeting because the ordinance was receiving its second reading.
Medical marijuana cultivation banned in most cities
Medical marijuana cultivation is banned in most cities in Ventura County, but it is currently permitted in Ventura, Moorpark and in the unincorporated areas of the county. Under California law, cities cannot ban the use of medical marijuana by authorized patients, but the courts have ruled that cities do not have to permit personal cultivation. State health and safety codes do not ban personal medical marijuana cultivation.
Ventura County criminal defense attorney Robert Helfend takes medical marijuana defense cases. If you’ve been arrested for purchasing, cultivating, possessing or delivering medical marijuana, or have been arrested on other charges related to the state’s medical marijuana laws, you need an aggressive criminal defense attorney to fight for your rights in court. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience exclusively in criminal defense and has taken on hundreds of medical marijuana cases.
As a defendant in a medical marijuana case, the laws of the State of California are on your side. If you have the proper medical documentation, you have the right to possess and use medical marijuana within the limits established by California state law. When you’re facing medical marijuana related charges in California, you need a criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend beside you in the courtroom. His experience in criminal defense can help you defend your rights under California law.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County medical marijuana/drug crimes case.
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