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Medical Marijuana Businesses Preparing to Combat Prosecution

Medical marijuana is legal in most states, yet the businesses that provide this drug say that they are worried federal agents will close them down. That is why medical marijuana businesses are creating a plan to combat prosecution.

The plan follows guidelines noted in Colorado and Washington, where marijuana use is legal. The Department of Justice says that as long as medical marijuana companies make sure to use the drug only for its legal purposes, there shouldn't be any difficulties in letting the businesses continue.

The Department of Justice has already announced that they won't intervene with state pot laws or prosecute as long as the states make sure to create strict and effective controls that follow eight specific conditions. This is regardless of the fact that pot is illegal on the federal level. The government says that in any state they will not tolerate distribution to children and that marijuana users are prohibited from using firearms.

As well, it is illegal for individuals to drive while under the influence of marijuana. Some states are in the process of drawing up new regulations for the use of medical marijuana which can help to restrict the use of the drug. In Texas, medical marijuana is prohibited. Interestingly enough, the state of Texas will still prosecute users who obtained medical marijuana in a state where the substance is legal.

A medical card or a doctor's note are not valid defenses for marijuana in the state of Texas. If you have been arrested for attempting to use medical marijuana in the state of Texas, then you need to talk to an attorney today for more information. With a Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC attorney on your side, you may be able to prove your innocence or explain your specific reason for marijuana use. A Plano drug defense attorney can help you today!

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