California Medical Marijuana Law History: Proposition 215 passed November 5, 1996 with 55.6% of the majority voting YES. SB 420 was signed into effect by California Governor Gray Davis in 2003. It has since went through several revisions.
Studies have shown that Medical Marijuana is an effective treatment for relieving multiple ailments including cancer, AIDS/HIV, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, paraplegia/quadriplegia, epilepsy, glaucoma, arthritis, mental disorders and more.
November 7, 2007 in a unanimous vote, the APA (American Psychiatric Association) released a statement supporting legal protection for patients using medical marijuana with their doctor's recommendation.
The Federal Government has arrested, charged and convicted thousands of innocent U.S. citizens who were following State and Local Laws that they (the people) Voted for. Some have lost their homes and property to forfeiture and their children have been sent off to foster homes.
29 States recognize Medical Marijuana: Alaska | Arizona | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Hawaii | Illinois | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Montana | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Dakota | Ohio | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | Vermont | Washington | Washington DC.