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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 marijuana.

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 you're facing.

Call his firm today to schedule your free consultation!