Tag Archives: Patients

Q&A: Your Friendly Neighborhood Marijuana Consultant, Jason Browne

By Paul Wachter, Esquire Magazine, 01/31/2013

Last fall, Washington state became one of the first two states (along with Colorado) to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Now, Washington’s Liquor Control Board, tasked with implementing the policy, is hiring consultants to advise government officials on every aspect of the process, including cultivation, transportation, sales, and quality control. The state is expected to begin sales in December, when anyone over twenty-one will be able purchase up to an ounce of marijuana. Continue reading

Just Say No to Compliance Inspections and Nuisance Abatement

By Jason Browne

An alarming tactic is being deployed against lawfully operated cannabis farms throughout California, called the “nuisance ordinance”. Wherever it’s adopted, the lawful cannabis related activities of patients, within their own homes and on their own property, have become a supposed “public nuisance”. The opponents of a well-regulated and taxed cannabis industry use the nuisance ordinance to intimidate and confuse law abiding patients into waiving their rights, under the guise of “compliance”. These nuisance ordinances all stem from one source, and are really the same ordinance, being copied around the state and used by municipalities (instead of having legitimate public discourse that would produce locally derived and meaningful legislation.) The template of the nuisance ordinance was drafted by attorneys working at the behest of various law-enforcement associations. Continue reading

Open Letter to California Senator Mark Leno

Senator Mark Leno,                                     07/18/2012

This correspondence is a request for your Office, in possible coordination with John Vasconcellos, to please consider issuing another Letter of Intent regarding specific matters contained within the M.M.P.A. My consulting firm has encountered an increasing number of district attorney offices and law enforcement agencies throughout California conducting similar misapplications of law (we provide Court Services, among other things). I believe that a Congressional Letter of Intent may once again be the simplest way to assist our Courts with their reasoned interpretation of our compassionate use laws and to set the public record straight, regarding the following matters: Continue reading