David Dunlap was stopped on Monday in Lake Forest for rolling past a stop sign. When the officer pulled him over, he smelled a strong marijuana smell. Upon further investigation, the officer found 1 gram of marijuana on Dunlap and another 97 grams and a scale in his backpack. Dunlap said he had bought it from a nearby marijuana dispensary and was selling it to others who had medical marijuana cards. The sale of medical marijuana is only allowed by specific dispensaries according to the Compassionate Use Act. Dunlap was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and possession for sale. The estimated street value of 98 grams of marijuana is about $1600.
Medical Marijuana is available to people who have chronic illnesses and who are in constant pain. Once patients have applied for a medical marijuana card and have received one, they may buy drugs from specific marijuana dispensaries throughout the state. Each state has varying laws on how much you can buy at one time. In California, you may only buy 8 ounces of marijuana at one time.
Whether you live in Santa Ana, Fullerton or Buena Park, if you are charged with possession or sale of drugs, call an experienced Orange County defense attorney to assist you.
If you want to know more about OC medical marijuana laws or your own charges, call Orange County criminal defense attorney William Weinberg @ 949.474.8008 in his Irvine office.