Prop. 64 was suppose to end the criminal penalties for cannabis consumption and allow for the creation of licensed and regulated businesses to produce, manufacture and distribute cannabis to both medical and recreational users. Unfortunately Prop. 64 was not written to create a cannabis nirvana but rather to assuage the fears of voters who were on the fence about legalizing it.
Attorney J. David Nick is the featured guest on the latest episode of the award-winning Internet podcast of Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense. On the show he tells why Prop. 64 has totally failed to meet its goals of cannabis justice and create a sensible, rational and reasonable system of regulation. With a precision analysis, he points out that this current system of loop holes for prosecutors, outrageous taxation, over control by local municipalities and the crazy quilt map of municipalities that continue to have total bans without justification or a vote by local citizens has created a system that is unfair, unjust and unworkable. Offering a variety of solutions both simple and complex including the need to submit a new proposition, Attorney Nick provides a clear explanation and a thought-provoking analysis of Prop. 64 and the current status of cannabis legalization in California.
With offices in San Francisco and Palm Springs, J. David Nick has been practicing law for 28 years. His areas of legal expertise include federal and state court litigation, criminal defense, appeals in criminal and civil matters and civil litigation. He has had multiple appellate court opinions on the subject of cannabis regulation published. From criminal liability to regulation, taxation and cannabis business disputes, he has represented many cannabis icons such as Dennis Peron, Brownie Mary, Steve Kubby and NORML.