MARIJUANA COLLECTIVES & COOPERATIVES
A Northern California drug crimes attorney can assist you!
In California, certain individuals can legally operate a medical marijuana
collective or cooperative. However, there are certain laws that these
organizations must follow in order to avoid arrest and criminal charges.
As a knowledgeable Northern California drug crimes attorney with nearly
10 years of experience, Attorney Che L. Hashim can assist these organizations
to ensure that they are compliant and provide an aggressive defense in
court if this becomes necessary.
What kinds of medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives exist?
California law states that qualiﬁed patients and primary caregivers have
the right to cultivate medical marijuana in order to meet their collective
medical needs. They cannot, however, earn any sort of profit from their
Collectives and cooperatives operate on a larger scale than what a single
individual would be allowed to do. In order to remain in business, an
organization is required to follow certain guidelines.
These requirements include:
- Acting as a non-profit organization
- Obtain all necessary government permits and licenses
- Screen all members before any purchases are made
- Establish membership fees to provide for daily expenses
- Maintain up-to-date accounting records
- Use efficient security throughout the organization
It is also important to consider the overall structure of the organization
before opening it to the community. Collectives and cooperatives should
consider leases and landlords, the location, required insurance, and the
safety of all business practices.
Get Nearly a Decade of Experience on Your Side
If you are considering opening a collective or cooperative, or have encountered
difficulties in an existing one, you may benefit from the counsel of a
Northern California drug crimes attorney. The Law Office of Che L. Hashim
can provide the unique solutions your circumstances need, no matter what
Call his firm today to schedule your free consultation!