California law explicitly grants patients suffering from serious and painful medical conditions the right to medical marijuana. Yet prosecutors and other law enforcement officials continue to interfere with their ability to obtain and use.
Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2011
Based in part on materials compiled by Americans for Safe Access, the Sacramento, California criminal lawyer Mike Wise believes that medical cannabis dispensaries benefit the neighborhoods where they are located as well as the patients they serve.
As announced on a new California Medical Cannabis page on the Wise Law Group’s website, the firm intends to fiercely defend client marijuana collectives against over-zealous criminal prosecution.
“California law explicitly grants patients suffering from serious and painful medical conditions the right to medical marijuana,” says Mike Wise. “Yet prosecutors and other law enforcement officials continue to interfere with their ability to obtain and use it. We are committed to defending the marijuana dispensaries that make this legally prescribed drug available.”
The firm did not make the decision to defend these clients lightly. According to Wise, research showed criminal attorneys at the firm the value of medical cannabis dispensaries to their communities. He said recent studies about medical cannabis dispensaries confirm these dispensaries offer a convenient way for the most seriously ill to fill their prescriptions, provide a safer environment than buying marijuana illegally, and help patients gain awareness about public assistance programs. In addition, neighborhoods with dispensaries reduce crime through their added security and discourage illegal street sales, according to the Americans for Safe Access report.
Wise is a former prosecutor well-known in the law enforcement community for his strong criminal defense and litigation skills, and his belief in the California justice system. He has served as an instructor in many legal areas including trial tactics, evidence, street gang litigation, and substantive law and procedure.
About the Wise Law Group
The Wise Law Group is a California criminal defense and business law firm that provides services to clients throughout Northern California, including Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado counties. The firm has developed a reputation for maintaining high ethical standards while aggressively representing clients in criminal law and civil legal matters.
The Sacramento criminal defense lawyers represent clients who need legal representation in the areas of:
- Criminal law
- Drug charges
- Financial impropriety
- Transactional and litigation matters
Firm founder Michael Wise is a former district attorney who has taken his knowledge of prosecution strategy and applied it to his defense practice. He has an in-depth understanding of criminal law and procedure, having appeared in more than 100 jury trials involving everything from Sacramento DUI charges to homicide.
For more information, call 916-498-9473 (916-498-WISE) or check out the Wise Law Group online at http://wisechoicelaw.com/.