Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — “There are more than 750,000 medical marijuana patients in California, representing 2 percent of the state’s population. This values the medical marijuana retail market from $1.5 to $4.5 billion per year. Coupled with the present economic condition, it may be easier for people to get tempted to sell marijuana grown under a license for personal use,” states Megan Dailey, criminal defense attorney. East Bay criminal defense attorney Megan Dailey highlights the legalities of selling medical marijuana.
The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most common places in the U.S. for medicinal marijuana. East Bay residents should be informed that possessing amounts of marijuana over what a license allows can be used as a factor to show intent to sell, although not the only factor. Qualified patients and their primary caregivers may possess no more than eight ounces of dried marijuana and/or six mature or 12 immature marijuana plants. However, legislation allows patients to possess larger amounts of marijuana when recommended by a physician.
“Trafficking marijuana is a felony. If you are caught selling or suspected of selling marijuana, seek legal defense immediately,” says Megan Dailey, criminal defense lawyer for her own firm.
People caught selling marijuana are subject to fines and up to four years in prison and those charged with possession with the intent to sell are subject to up to three years of prison. An experienced California defense lawyer, who knows how to defend marijuana charges, can often argue to avoid a permanent criminal conviction on someone’s record.
For more information, contact the Law Office of Megan Dailey at (510) 622-7744 or drop by their offices located at 1300 Clay Street Suite 600 Oakland, CA 94612.
About The Law Office of Megan Dailey
The Office of Megan Dailey is an East Bay criminal defense lawyer that offers aggressive criminal defense representation for felony and misdemeanor charges. An effective communicator and experienced litigator, Megan Dailey will work diligently on her client’s behalf to resolve all legal matters at hand.