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Top Queens, NY Medical Marijuana Lawyers Near You

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | New York Office | Serving Queens, NY

55 Broadway, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | Garden City Office | Serving Queens, NY

953 Franklin Avenue, Suite 100, Garden City, NY 11530

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | Queens Office

108-15 Crossbay Blvd, Queens, NY 11417

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | Mineola Office | Serving Queens, NY

332 Willis Ave, Mineola, NY 11501

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | New York Office | Serving Queens, NY

260 Madison Ave., 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10016

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | Plainview Office | Serving Queens, NY

527 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | Hauppauge Office | Serving Queens, NY

400 Town Line Road, Suite 100, Hauppauge, NY 11788

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | Newburgh Office | Serving Queens, NY

356 Meadow Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550-3038

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | Lake Grove Office | Serving Queens, NY

2780 Middle Country Road, Suite 208, Lake Grove, NY 11755

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | New York Office | Serving Queens, NY

600 Third Avenue, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10016

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | Bronx Office | Serving Queens, NY

184 E 161st St, Bronx, NY 10451

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | Rye Office | Serving Queens, NY

411 Theodore Fremd Ave, Ste 206, Rye, NY 10580

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | Brooklyn Office | Serving Queens, NY

306 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201-5125

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | White Plains Office | Serving Queens, NY

75 S Broadway, Fl 4, White Plains, NY 10601

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | Great Neck Office | Serving Queens, NY

747 Middle Neck Rd, Suite 106, Great Neck, NY 11024

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | East Meadow Office | Serving Queens, NY

90 Merrick Avenue, 9th Floor, East Meadow, NY 11554

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | White Plains Office | Serving Queens, NY

Westchester Financial Center, 50 Main Street, Suite 1000, White Plains, NY 10606

Medical Marijuana Lawyers | New York Office | Serving Queens, NY

420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 455, New York, NY 10170

Queens Medical Marijuana Information

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Medical Marijuana Law

Medical marijuana laws vary widely from state to state and federal law and even local zoning ordinances can be in conflict with state medical marijuana law. Those who have a medical marijuana registration card can still experience legal issues and may even face criminal charges.

What Is Considered Medical Marijuana?

With California becoming the first state to legalize the use and sale of medical marijuana in 1996 — the first state to challenge the federal government’s strict laws concerning anything to do with cannabis or marijuana — several states soon followed suit.

Medical marijuana, or medical cannabis, is cannabis that has been authorized for medicinal use by a patient’s doctor. Many people use cannabis for medicinal purposes without lawful medical authorization and in certain jurisdictions, this can be risky. Without the protections offered to authorized patients, the use of the drug may be considered recreational rather than medicinal.

What Are Possible Charges Related to Medical Marijuana?

Despite the fact that it is unlikely to be prosecuted at the federal level for simple possession of marijuana, particularly if in a state that has loosened marijuana laws and/or if one is a medical marijuana patient, the federal government has ruled that federal law does prevail.

A first-time conviction for simple possession of marijuana — remembering that the federal government does not allow for any distinguishing for medicinal patients — is a misdemeanor offense. A second charge following a previous conviction leads to a felony offense. Trafficking of any sort is a felony offense with severe penalties.

However, possession of what is deemed to be a “personal amount” of marijuana may instead be a civil penalty (a fine of no more than $10,000 per violation).

Can You Go to Jail for Medical Marijuana?

Those convicted at the federal level for crimes related to marijuana — medical or recreational, as the federal government makes no distinction — could face a jail or prison sentence.

This is especially true when considering the trafficking of marijuana. Those dealing in large volumes of the drug could face a 10-year prison sentence.

Simple possession is a much less serious affair, and it is rare for federal resources to be spent on securing convictions, particularly given the legal argument for medical marijuana being made for patients at the state level. State laws vary, however, and in some states — such as Idaho, Kansas, Tennessee and South Carolina — marijuana remains entirely illegal for any purpose.

In states where the drug is illegal, even for those using it for medical purposes, punishments for simple possession range from fines to a jail stint of about six months. Distribution, or dealing, is treated more harshly. In some states, distributing small amounts of marijuana is a level 4 felony, resulting in a potential prison sentence of about four years in addition to a fine of up to $300,000.

Can You Fly With Medical Marijuana?

While the TSA has explicitly stated that they do not search for marijuana, and do not consider the detection of marijuana in checked or carry-on baggage to be a priority, they have also publicly stated that if they do incidentally detect or find marijuana, they are forced to notify law enforcement.

Certain state agencies may not follow up with any further prosecution, while others may. Nonetheless, at this current point in time, federal law trumps state law on the subject, and the TSA does not endorse carrying marijuana on any flights under their administration.

Do I Need a Medical Marijuana Lawyer?

If you are authorized to have medical marijuana, you must still comply with the laws of your state. If you are arrested for illegally obtaining a medical marijuana card or related offense while using marijuana, you will need the services of a medical marijuana lawyer to navigate through this new area of law.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It’s important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice’s billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

Does firm size matter?

For most consumer legal issues, the size of the practice is much less important than the experience, competence, and reputation of the attorney(s) handling your case. Among the most important factors when choosing an attorney are your comfort level with the attorney or practice and the attorney’s track record in bringing about quick, successful resolutions to cases similar to yours.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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