Pre-Prop. 64 archive, California HS 11357 – 11362.9

Health and Safety Code – HSC 11357 – 11362.9

A compendium of California marijuana definitions and statutory laws related to cannabis hemp / marijuana as they were listed from 1976 to 2016, when the voters adopted Proposition 64. Do not rely on these for legal purposes, they are posted here merely as an historical archive of state laws.
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Prop. 215 Compassionate Use Act

Proposition 215 Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act

Passed as a statutory initiative by California voters in November 1996, Proposition 215 was the first effective medical marijuana law in the nation.

Health and Safety Code § 11362.5.

(a)  This section shall be known and may be cited as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996.

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