The Law In California:  From 1996 to Present
HistoryIn 1996, California passed the Compassionate Use Act (CUA), making it the first state to legalize marijuana for medical use. 
AmendmentsAn amendment to the law was enacted in 2004, known as Senate Bill 420
Additional Legal ResourcesTogether, the CUA and SB 420 are known as Health and Safety Code 11362.5 – 11362.83.
California Department of Community Health Resources
California Medical Marijuana Program Website
California Medical Marijuana Registry Packet
Additional Resources for California
Americans for Safe Access Patient Guide
Americans for Safe Access Legal Manual