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HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
SECTION 11362.7-11362.83

11362.7.  For purposes of this article, the following definitions
shall apply:
   (a) "Attending physician" means an individual who possesses a
license in good standing to practice medicine or osteopathy issued by
the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of
California and who has taken responsibility for an aspect of the
medical care, treatment, diagnosis, counseling, or referral of a
patient and who has conducted a medical examination of that patient
before recording in the patient's medical record the physician's
assessment of whether the patient has a serious medical condition and
whether the medical use of marijuana is appropriate.
   (b) "Department" means the State Department of Health Services.
   (c) "Person with an identification card" means an individual who
is a qualified patient who has applied for and received a valid
identification card pursuant to this article.
   (d) "Primary caregiver" means the individual, designated by a
qualified patient or by a person with an identification card, who has
consistently assumed responsibility for the housing, health, or
safety of that patient or person, and may include any of the
following:
   (1) In any case in which a qualified patient or person with an
identification card receives medical care or supportive services, or
both, from a clinic licensed pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with
Section 1200) of Division 2, a health care facility licensed pursuant
to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) of Division 2, a
residential care facility for persons with chronic life-threatening
illness licensed pursuant to Chapter 3.01 (commencing with Section
1568.01) of Division 2, a residential care facility for the elderly
licensed pursuant to Chapter 3.2 (commencing with Section 1569) of
Division 2, a hospice, or a home health agency licensed pursuant to
Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 1725) of Division 2, the owner or
operator, or no more than three employees who are designated by the
owner or operator, of the clinic, facility, hospice, or home health
agency, if designated as a primary caregiver by that qualified
patient or person with an identification card.
   (2) An individual who has been designated as a primary caregiver
by more than one qualified patient or person with an identification
card, if every qualified patient or person with an identification
card who has designated that individual as a primary caregiver
resides in the same city or county as the primary caregiver.
   (3) An individual who has been designated as a primary caregiver
by a qualified patient or person with an identification card who
resides in a city or county other than that of the primary caregiver,
if the individual has not been designated as a primary caregiver by
any other qualified patient or person with an identification card.
   (e) A primary caregiver shall be at least 18 years of age, unless
the primary caregiver is the parent of a minor child who is a
qualified patient or a person with an identification card or the
primary caregiver is a person otherwise entitled to make medical
decisions under state law pursuant to Sections 6922, 7002, 7050, or
7120 of the Family Code.
   (f) "Qualified patient" means a person who is entitled to the
protections of Section 11362.5, but who does not have an
identification card issued pursuant to this article.
   (g) "Identification card" means a document issued by the State
Department of Health Services that document identifies a person
authorized to engage in the medical use of marijuana and the person's
designated primary caregiver, if any.
   (h) "Serious medical condition" means all of the following medical
conditions:
   (1) Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
   (2) Anorexia.
   (3) Arthritis.
   (4) Cachexia.
   (5) Cancer.
   (6) Chronic pain.
   (7) Glaucoma.
   (8) Migraine.
   (9) Persistent muscle spasms, including, but not limited to,
spasms associated with multiple sclerosis.
   (10) Seizures, including, but not limited to, seizures associated
with epilepsy.
   (11) Severe nausea.
   (12) Any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that either:
   (A) Substantially limits the ability of the person to conduct one
or more major life activities as defined in the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336).
   (B) If not alleviated, may cause serious harm to the patient's
safety or physical or mental health.
   (i) "Written documentation" means accurate reproductions of those
portions of a patient's medical records that have been created by the
attending physician, that contain the information required by
paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 11362.715, and that the
patient may submit to a county health department or the county's
designee as part of an application for an identification card.




11362.71.  (a) (1) The department shall establish and maintain a
voluntary program for the issuance of identification cards to
qualified patients who satisfy the requirements of this article and
voluntarily apply to the identification card program.
   (2) The department shall establish and maintain a 24-hour,
toll-free telephone number that will enable state and local law
enforcement officers to have immediate access to information
necessary to verify the validity of an identification card issued by
the department, until a cost-effective Internet Web-based system can
be developed for this purpose.
   (b) Every county health department, or the county's designee,
shall do all of the following:
   (1) Provide applications upon request to individuals seeking to
join the identification card program.
   (2) Receive and process completed applications in accordance with
Section 11362.72.
   (3) Maintain records of identification card programs.
   (4) Utilize protocols developed by the department pursuant to
paragraph (1) of subdivision (d).
   (5) Issue identification cards developed by the department to
approved applicants and designated primary caregivers.
   (c) The county board of supervisors may designate another
health-related governmental or nongovernmental entity or organization
to perform the functions described in subdivision (b), except for an
entity or organization that cultivates or distributes marijuana.
   (d) The department shall develop all of the following:
   (1) Protocols that shall be used by a county health department or
the county's designee to implement the responsibilities described in
subdivision (b), including, but not limited to, protocols to confirm
the accuracy of information contained in an application and to
protect the confidentiality of program records.
   (2) Application forms that shall be issued to requesting
applicants.
   (3) An identification card that identifies a person authorized to
engage in the medical use of marijuana and an identification card
that identifies the person's designated primary caregiver, if any.
The two identification cards developed pursuant to this paragraph
shall be easily distinguishable from each other.
   (e) No person or designated primary caregiver in possession of a
valid identification card shall be subject to arrest for possession,
transportation, delivery, or cultivation of medical marijuana in an
amount established pursuant to this article, unless there is
reasonable cause to believe that the information contained in the
card is false or falsified, the card has been obtained by means of
fraud, or the person is otherwise in violation of the provisions of
this article.
   (f) It shall not be necessary for a person to obtain an
identification card in order to claim the protections of Section
11362.5.



11362.715.  (a) A person who seeks an identification card shall pay
the fee, as provided in Section 11362.755, and provide all of the
following to the county health department or the county's designee on
a form developed and provided by the department:
   (1) The name of the person, and proof of his or her residency
within the county.
   (2) Written documentation by the attending physician in the person'
s medical records stating that the person has been diagnosed with a
serious medical condition and that the medical use of marijuana is
appropriate.
   (3) The name, office address, office telephone number, and
California medical license number of the person's attending
physician.
   (4) The name and the duties of the primary caregiver.
   (5) A government-issued photo identification card of the person
and of the designated primary caregiver, if any. If the applicant is
a person under 18 years of age, a certified copy of a birth
certificate shall be deemed sufficient proof of identity.
   (b) If the person applying for an identification card lacks the
capacity to make medical decisions, the application may be made by
the person's legal representative, including, but not limited to, any
of the following:
   (1) A conservator with authority to make medical decisions.
   (2) An attorney-in-fact under a durable power of attorney for
health care or surrogate decisionmaker authorized under another
advanced health care directive.
   (3) Any other individual authorized by statutory or decisional law
to make medical decisions for the person.
   (c) The legal representative described in subdivision (b) may also
designate in the application an individual, including himself or
herself, to serve as a primary caregiver for the person, provided
that the individual meets the definition of a primary caregiver.
   (d) The person or legal representative submitting the written
information and documentation described in subdivision (a) shall
retain a copy thereof.


11362.72.  (a) Within 30 days of receipt of an application for an
identification card, a county health department or the county's
designee shall do all of the following:
   (1) For purposes of processing the application, verify that the
information contained in the application is accurate. If the person
is less than 18 years of age, the county health department or its
designee shall also contact the parent with legal authority to make
medical decisions, legal guardian, or other person or entity with
legal authority to make medical decisions, to verify the information.
   (2) Verify with the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic
Medical Board of California that the attending physician has a
license in good standing to practice medicine or osteopathy in the
state.
   (3) Contact the attending physician by facsimile, telephone, or
mail to confirm that the medical records submitted by the patient are
a true and correct copy of those contained in the physician's office
records. When contacted by a county health department or the county'
s designee, the attending physician shall confirm or deny that the
contents of the medical records are accurate.
   (4) Take a photograph or otherwise obtain an electronically
transmissible image of the applicant and of the designated primary
caregiver, if any.
   (5) Approve or deny the application. If an applicant who meets the
requirements of Section 11362.715 can establish that an
identification card is needed on an emergency basis, the county or
its designee shall issue a temporary identification card that shall
be valid for 30 days from the date of issuance. The county, or its
designee, may extend the temporary identification card for no more
than 30 days at a time, so long as the applicant continues to meet
the requirements of this paragraph.
   (b) If the county health department or the county's designee
approves the application, it shall, within 24 hours, or by the end of
the next working day of approving the application, electronically
transmit the following information to the department:
   (1) A unique user identification number of the applicant.
   (2) The date of expiration of the identification card.
   (3) The name and telephone number of the county health department
or the county's designee that has approved the application.
   (c) The county health department or the county's designee shall
issue an identification card to the applicant and to his or her
designated primary caregiver, if any, within five working days of
approving the application.
   (d) In any case involving an incomplete application, the applicant
shall assume responsibility for rectifying the deficiency. The
county shall have 14 days from the receipt of information from the
applicant pursuant to this subdivision to approve or deny the
application.



11362.735.  (a) An identification card issued by the county health
department shall be serially numbered and shall contain all of the
following:
   (1) A unique user identification number of the cardholder.
   (2) The date of expiration of the identification card.
   (3) The name and telephone number of the county health department
or the county's designee that has approved the application.
   (4) A 24-hour, toll-free telephone number, to be maintained by the
department, that will enable state and local law enforcement
officers to have immediate access to information necessary to verify
the validity of the card.
   (5) Photo identification of the cardholder.
   (b) A separate identification card shall be issued to the person's
designated primary caregiver, if any, and shall include a photo
identification of the caregiver.



11362.74.  (a) The county health department or the county's designee
may deny an application only for any of the following reasons:
   (1) The applicant did not provide the information required by
Section 11362.715, and upon notice of the deficiency pursuant to
subdivision (d) of Section 11362.72, did not provide the information
within 30 days.
   (2) The county health department or the county's designee
determines that the information provided was false.
   (3) The applicant does not meet the criteria set forth in this
article.
   (b) Any person whose application has been denied pursuant to
subdivision (a) may not reapply for six months from the date of
denial unless otherwise authorized by the county health department or
the county's designee or by a court of competent jurisdiction.
   (c) Any person whose application has been denied pursuant to
subdivision (a) may appeal that decision to the department. The
county health department or the county's designee shall make
available a telephone number or address to which the denied applicant
can direct an appeal.



11362.745.  (a) An identification card shall be valid for a period
of one year.
   (b) Upon annual renewal of an identification card, the county
health department or its designee shall verify all new information
and may verify any other information that has not changed.
   (c) The county health department or the county's designee shall
transmit its determination of approval or denial of a renewal to the
department.



11362.755.  (a) The department shall establish application and
renewal fees for persons seeking to obtain or renew identification
cards that are sufficient to cover the expenses incurred by the
department, including the startup cost, the cost of reduced fees for
Medi-Cal beneficiaries in accordance with subdivision (b), the cost
of identifying and developing a cost-effective Internet Web-based
system, and the cost of maintaining the 24-hour toll-free telephone
number. Each county health department or the county's designee may
charge an additional fee for all costs incurred by the county or the
county's designee for administering the program pursuant to this
article.
   (b) Upon satisfactory proof of participation and eligibility in
the Medi-Cal program, a Medi-Cal beneficiary shall receive a 50
percent reduction in the fees established pursuant to this section.



11362.76.  (a) A person who possesses an identification card shall:
   (1) Within seven days, notify the county health department or the
county's designee of any change in the person's attending physician
or designated primary caregiver, if any.
   (2) Annually submit to the county health department or the county'
s designee the following:
   (A) Updated written documentation of the person's serious medical
condition.
   (B) The name and duties of the person's designated primary
caregiver, if any, for the forthcoming year.
   (b) If a person who possesses an identification card fails to
comply with this section, the card shall be deemed expired. If an
identification card expires, the identification card of any
designated primary caregiver of the person shall also expire.
   (c) If the designated primary caregiver has been changed, the
previous primary caregiver shall return his or her identification
card to the department or to the county health department or the
county's designee.
   (d) If the owner or operator or an employee of the owner or
operator of a provider has been designated as a primary caregiver
pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 11362.7, of
the qualified patient or person with an identification card, the
owner or operator shall notify the county health department or the
county's designee, pursuant to Section 11362.715, if a change in the
designated primary caregiver has occurred.


11362.765.  (a) Subject to the requirements of this article, the
individuals specified in subdivision (b) shall not be subject, on
that sole basis, to criminal liability under Section 11357, 11358,
11359, 11360, 11366, 11366.5, or 11570. However, nothing in this
section shall authorize the individual to smoke or otherwise consume
marijuana unless otherwise authorized by this article, nor shall
anything in this section authorize any individual or group to
cultivate or distribute marijuana for profit.
   (b) Subdivision (a) shall apply to all of the following:
   (1) A qualified patient or a person with an identification card
who transports or processes marijuana for his or her own personal
medical use.
   (2) A designated primary caregiver who transports, processes,
administers, delivers, or gives away marijuana for medical purposes,
in amounts not exceeding those established in subdivision (a) of
Section 11362.77, only to the qualified patient of the primary
caregiver, or to the person with an identification card who has
designated the individual as a primary caregiver.
   (3) Any individual who provides assistance to a qualified patient
or a person with an identification card, or his or her designated
primary caregiver, in administering medical marijuana to the
qualified patient or person or acquiring the skills necessary to
cultivate or administer marijuana for medical purposes to the
qualified patient or person.
   (c) A primary caregiver who receives compensation for actual
expenses, including reasonable compensation incurred for services
provided to an eligible qualified patient or person with an
identification card to enable that person to use marijuana under this
article, or for payment for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in
providing those services, or both, shall not, on the sole basis of
that fact, be subject to prosecution or punishment under Section
11359 or 11360.


11362.768.  (a) This section shall apply to individuals specified in
subdivision (b) of Section 11362.765.
   (b) No medical marijuana cooperative, collective, dispensary,
operator, establishment, or provider who possesses, cultivates, or
distributes medical marijuana pursuant to this article shall be
located within a 600-foot radius of a school.
   (c) The distance specified in this section shall be the horizontal
distance measured in a straight line from the property line of the
school to the closest property line of the lot on which the medical
marijuana cooperative, collective, dispensary, operator,
establishment, or provider is to be located without regard to
intervening structures.
   (d) This section shall not apply to a medical marijuana
cooperative, collective, dispensary, operator, establishment, or
provider that is also a licensed residential medical or elder care
facility.
   (e) This section shall apply only to a medical marijuana
cooperative, collective, dispensary, operator, establishment, or
provider that is authorized by law to possess, cultivate, or
distribute medical marijuana and that has a storefront or mobile
retail outlet which ordinarily requires a local business license.
   (f) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a city, county, or city
and county from adopting ordinances or policies that further
restrict the location or establishment of a medical marijuana
cooperative, collective, dispensary, operator, establishment, or
provider.
   (g) Nothing in this section shall preempt local ordinances,
adopted prior to January 1, 2011, that regulate the location or
establishment of a medical marijuana cooperative, collective,
dispensary, operator, establishment, or provider.
   (h) For the purposes of this section, "school" means any public or
private school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to
12, inclusive, but does not include any private school in which
education is primarily conducted in private homes.



11362.769.  Indoor and outdoor medical marijuana cultivation shall
be conducted in accordance with state and local laws related to land
conversion, grading, electricity usage, water usage, water quality,
woodland and riparian habitat protection, agricultural discharges,
and similar matters. State agencies, including, but not limited to,
the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Department of
Fish and Wildlife, the State Water Resources Control Board, the
California regional water quality control boards, and traditional
state law enforcement agencies shall address environmental impacts of
medical marijuana cultivation and shall coordinate, when
appropriate, with cities and counties and their law enforcement
agencies in enforcement efforts.



11362.77.  (a) A qualified patient or primary caregiver may possess
no more than eight ounces of dried marijuana per qualified patient.
In addition, a qualified patient or primary caregiver may also
maintain no more than six mature or 12 immature marijuana plants per
qualified patient.
   (b) If a qualified patient or primary caregiver has a doctor's
recommendation that this quantity does not meet the qualified patient'
s medical needs, the qualified patient or primary caregiver may
possess an amount of marijuana consistent with the patient's needs.
   (c) Counties and cities may retain or enact medical marijuana
guidelines allowing qualified patients or primary caregivers to
exceed the state limits set forth in subdivision (a).
   (d) Only the dried mature processed flowers of female cannabis
plant or the plant conversion shall be considered when determining
allowable quantities of marijuana under this section.
   (e) The Attorney General may recommend modifications to the
possession or cultivation limits set forth in this section. These
recommendations, if any, shall be made to the Legislature no later
than December 1, 2005, and may be made only after public comment and
consultation with interested organizations, including, but not
limited to, patients, health care professionals, researchers, law
enforcement, and local governments. Any recommended modification
shall be consistent with the intent of this article and shall be
based on currently available scientific research.
   (f) A qualified patient or a person holding a valid identification
card, or the designated primary caregiver of that qualified patient
or person, may possess amounts of marijuana consistent with this
article.



11362.775.  (a) Subject to subdivision (b), qualified patients,
persons with valid identification cards, and the designated primary
caregivers of qualified patients and persons with identification
cards, who associate within the State of California in order
collectively or cooperatively to cultivate cannabis for medical
purposes, shall not solely on the basis of that fact be subject to
state criminal sanctions under Section 11357, 11358, 11359, 11360,
11366, 11366.5, or 11570.
   (b) This section shall remain in effect only until one year after
the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation posts a notice on its
Internet Web site that the licensing authorities have commenced
issuing licenses pursuant to the Medical Marijuana Regulation and
Safety Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 19300) of Division 8
of the Business and Professions Code), and is repealed upon issuance
of licenses.



11362.777.  (a) The Department of Food and Agriculture shall
establish a Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program to be administered
by the secretary and, except as specified in subdivision (c), shall
administer this section as it pertains to the cultivation of medical
marijuana. For purposes of this section and Chapter 3.5 (commencing
with Section 19300) of Division 8 of the Business and Professions
Code, medical cannabis is an agricultural product.
   (b) (1) A person or entity shall not cultivate medical marijuana
without first obtaining both of the following:
   (A) A license, permit, or other entitlement, specifically
permitting cultivation pursuant to these provisions, from the city,
county, or city and county in which the cultivation will occur.
   (B) A state license issued by the department pursuant to this
section.
   (2) A person or entity shall not submit an application for a state
license issued by the department pursuant to this section unless
that person or entity has received a license, permit, or other
entitlement, specifically permitting cultivation pursuant to these
provisions, from the city, county, or city and county in which the
cultivation will occur.
   (3) A person or entity shall not submit an application for a state
license issued by the department pursuant to this section if the
proposed cultivation of marijuana will violate the provisions of any
local ordinance or regulation, or if medical marijuana is prohibited
by the city, county, or city and county in which the cultivation is
proposed to occur, either expressly or otherwise under principles of
permissive zoning.
   (c) (1) Except as otherwise specified in this subdivision, and
without limiting any other local regulation, a city, county, or city
and county, through its current or future land use regulations or
ordinance, may issue or deny a permit to cultivate medical marijuana
pursuant to this section. A city, county, or city and county may
inspect the intended cultivation site for suitability before issuing
a permit. After the city, county, or city and county has approved a
permit, the applicant shall apply for a state medical marijuana
cultivation license from the department. A locally issued cultivation
permit shall only become active upon licensing by the department and
receiving final local approval. A person shall not cultivate medical
marijuana before obtaining both a permit from the city, county, or
city and county and a state medical marijuana cultivation license
from the department.
   (2) A city, county, or city and county that issues or denies
conditional licenses to cultivate medical marijuana pursuant to this
section shall notify the department in a manner prescribed by the
secretary.
   (3) A city, county, or city and county's locally issued
conditional permit requirements must be at least as stringent as the
department's state licensing requirements.
   (d) (1) The secretary may prescribe, adopt, and enforce
regulations relating to the implementation, administration, and
enforcement of this part, including, but not limited to, applicant
requirements, collections, reporting, refunds, and appeals.
   (2) The secretary may prescribe, adopt, and enforce any emergency
regulations as necessary to implement this part. Any emergency
regulation prescribed, adopted, or enforced pursuant to this section
shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 3.5 (commencing with
Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government
Code, and, for purposes of that chapter, including Section 11349.6 of
the Government Code, the adoption of the regulation is an emergency
and shall be considered by the Office of Administrative Law as
necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health
and safety, and general welfare.
   (3) The secretary may enter into a cooperative agreement with a
county agricultural commissioner to carry out the provisions of this
chapter, including, but not limited to, administration,
investigations, inspections, licensing and assistance pertaining to
the cultivation of medical marijuana. Compensation under the
cooperative agreement shall be paid from assessments and fees
collected and deposited pursuant to this chapter and shall provide
reimbursement to the county agricultural commissioner for associated
costs.
   (e) (1) The department, in consultation with, but not limited to,
the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation, the State Water Resources
Control Board, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife, shall
implement a unique identification program for medical marijuana. In
implementing the program, the department shall consider issues,
including, but not limited to, water use and environmental impacts.
In implementing the program, the department shall ensure that:
   (A) Individual and cumulative effects of water diversion and
discharge associated with cultivation do not affect the instream
flows needed for fish spawning, migration, and rearing, and the flows
needed to maintain natural flow variability.
   (B) Cultivation will not negatively impact springs, riparian
wetlands, and aquatic habitats.
   (2) The department shall establish a program for the
identification of permitted medical marijuana plants at a cultivation
site during the cultivation period. The unique identifier shall be
attached at the base of each plant. A unique identifier, such as, but
not limited to, a zip tie, shall be issued for each medical
marijuana plant.
   (A) Unique identifiers will only be issued to those persons
appropriately licensed by this section.
   (B) Information associated with the assigned unique identifier and
licensee shall be included in the trace and track program specified
in Section 19335 of the Business and Professions Code.
   (C) The department may charge a fee to cover the reasonable costs
of issuing the unique identifier and monitoring, tracking, and
inspecting each medical marijuana plant.
   (D) The department may promulgate regulations to implement this
section.
   (3) The department shall take adequate steps to establish
protections against fraudulent unique identifiers and limit illegal
diversion of unique identifiers to unlicensed persons.
   (f) (1) A city, county, or city and county that issues or denies
licenses to cultivate medical marijuana pursuant to this section
shall notify the department in a manner prescribed by the secretary.
   (2) Unique identifiers and associated identifying information
administered by a city or county shall adhere to the requirements set
by the department and be the equivalent to those administered by the
department.
   (g) This section does not apply to a qualified patient cultivating
marijuana pursuant to Section 11362.5 if the area he or she uses to
cultivate marijuana does not exceed 100 square feet and he or she
cultivates marijuana for his or her personal medical use and does not
sell, distribute, donate, or provide marijuana to any other person
or entity. This section does not apply to a primary caregiver
cultivating marijuana pursuant to Section 11362.5 if the area he or
she uses to cultivate marijuana does not exceed 500 square feet and
he or she cultivates marijuana exclusively for the personal medical
use of no more than five specified qualified patients for whom he or
she is the primary caregiver within the meaning of Section 11362.7
and does not receive remuneration for these activities, except for
compensation provided in full compliance with subdivision (c) of
Section 11362.765. For purposes of this section, the area used to
cultivate marijuana shall be measured by the aggregate area of
vegetative growth of live marijuana plants on the premises. Exemption
from the requirements of this section does not limit or prevent a
city, county, or city and county from exercising its police authority
under Section 7 of Article XI of the California Constitution.



11362.78.  A state or local law enforcement agency or officer shall
not refuse to accept an identification card issued by the department
unless the state or local law enforcement agency or officer has
reasonable cause to believe that the information contained in the
card is false or fraudulent, or the card is being used fraudulently.




11362.785.  (a) Nothing in this article shall require any
accommodation of any medical use of marijuana on the property or
premises of any place of employment or during the hours of employment
or on the property or premises of any jail, correctional facility,
or other type of penal institution in which prisoners reside or
persons under arrest are detained.
   (b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a person shall not be
prohibited or prevented from obtaining and submitting the written
information and documentation necessary to apply for an
identification card on the basis that the person is incarcerated in a
jail, correctional facility, or other penal institution in which
prisoners reside or persons under arrest are detained.
   (c) Nothing in this article shall prohibit a jail, correctional
facility, or other penal institution in which prisoners reside or
persons under arrest are detained, from permitting a prisoner or a
person under arrest who has an identification card, to use marijuana
for medical purposes under circumstances that will not endanger the
health or safety of other prisoners or the security of the facility.
   (d) Nothing in this article shall require a governmental, private,
or any other health insurance provider or health care service plan
to be liable for any claim for reimbursement for the medical use of
marijuana.


11362.79.  Nothing in this article shall authorize a qualified
patient or person with an identification card to engage in the
smoking of medical marijuana under any of the following
circumstances:
   (a) In any place where smoking is prohibited by law.
   (b) In or within 1,000 feet of the grounds of a school, recreation
center, or youth center, unless the medical use occurs within a
residence.
   (c) On a schoolbus.
   (d) While in a motor vehicle that is being operated.
   (e) While operating a boat.



11362.795.  (a) (1) Any criminal defendant who is eligible to use
marijuana pursuant to Section 11362.5 may request that the court
confirm that he or she is allowed to use medical marijuana while he
or she is on probation or released on bail.
   (2) The court's decision and the reasons for the decision shall be
stated on the record and an entry stating those reasons shall be
made in the minutes of the court.
   (3) During the period of probation or release on bail, if a
physician recommends that the probationer or defendant use medical
marijuana, the probationer or defendant may request a modification of
the conditions of probation or bail to authorize the use of medical
marijuana.
   (4) The court's consideration of the modification request
authorized by this subdivision shall comply with the requirements of
this section.
   (b) (1) Any person who is to be released on parole from a jail,
state prison, school, road camp, or other state or local institution
of confinement and who is eligible to use medical marijuana pursuant
to Section 11362.5 may request that he or she be allowed to use
medical marijuana during the period he or she is released on parole.
A parolee's written conditions of parole shall reflect whether or not
a request for a modification of the conditions of his or her parole
to use medical marijuana was made, and whether the request was
granted or denied.
   (2) During the period of the parole, where a physician recommends
that the parolee use medical marijuana, the parolee may request a
modification of the conditions of the parole to authorize the use of
medical marijuana.
   (3) Any parolee whose request to use medical marijuana while on
parole was denied may pursue an administrative appeal of the
decision. Any decision on the appeal shall be in writing and shall
reflect the reasons for the decision.
   (4) The administrative consideration of the modification request
authorized by this subdivision shall comply with the requirements of
this section.



11362.8.  No professional licensing board may impose a civil penalty
or take other disciplinary action against a licensee based solely on
the fact that the licensee has performed acts that are necessary or
appropriate to carry out the licensee's role as a designated primary
caregiver to a person who is a qualified patient or who possesses a
lawful identification card issued pursuant to Section 11362.72.
However, this section shall not apply to acts performed by a
physician relating to the discussion or recommendation of the medical
use of marijuana to a patient. These discussions or recommendations,
or both, shall be governed by Section 11362.5.



11362.81.  (a) A person specified in subdivision (b) shall be
subject to the following penalties:
   (1) For the first offense, imprisonment in the county jail for no
more than six months or a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars
($1,000), or both.
   (2) For a second or subsequent offense, imprisonment in the county
jail for no more than one year, or a fine not to exceed one thousand
dollars ($1,000), or both.
   (b) Subdivision (a) applies to any of the following:
   (1) A person who fraudulently represents a medical condition or
fraudulently provides any material misinformation to a physician,
county health department or the county's designee, or state or local
law enforcement agency or officer, for the purpose of falsely
obtaining an identification card.
   (2) A person who steals or fraudulently uses any person's
identification card in order to acquire, possess, cultivate,
transport, use, produce, or distribute marijuana.
   (3) A person who counterfeits, tampers with, or fraudulently
produces an identification card.
   (4) A person who breaches the confidentiality requirements of this
article to information provided to, or contained in the records of,
the department or of a county health department or the county's
designee pertaining to an identification card program.
   (c) In addition to the penalties prescribed in subdivision (a),
any person described in subdivision (b) may be precluded from
attempting to obtain, or obtaining or using, an identification card
for a period of up to six months at the discretion of the court.
   (d) In addition to the requirements of this article, the Attorney
General shall develop and adopt appropriate guidelines to ensure the
security and nondiversion of marijuana grown for medical use by
patients qualified under the Compassionate Use Act of 1996.



11362.82.  If any section, subdivision, sentence, clause, phrase, or
portion of this article is for any reason held invalid or
unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, that portion
shall be deemed a separate, distinct, and independent provision, and
that holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion
thereof.



11362.83.  Nothing in this article shall prevent a city or other
local governing body from adopting and enforcing any of the
following:
   (a) Adopting local ordinances that regulate the location,
operation, or establishment of a medical marijuana cooperative or
collective.
   (b) The civil and criminal enforcement of local ordinances
described in subdivision (a).
   (c) Enacting other laws consistent with this article.