Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Camping with Marijuana? Watch Out for Park Rangers!: CalNORML

By David Downs
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Uh-oh, Yogi.

California NORML is reporting that National Park rangers are fining California medical marijuana patients this holiday weekend for possessing the still-federally illegal drug in federal parks. Fines reportedly are running $350 without a doctor's note, $150 with one, wrote Ellen Komp, Deputy Director of the California-based advocacy group.

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“Medical marijuana patients are not protected while on federal park land or forest land in California. CalNORML has received reports of campers and those driving through federal land who are searched, charged with federal possession statutes, and had their medicine confiscated. A California medical recommendation is not a defense in federal court to these charges.”

Here is the list of federal parks and forests within California. Here is a list of state parks and campgrounds.

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