The Law


Mighty Breed is a medical cannabis collective that is supported by our member donations. We request donations to help recover our costs.  Membership is at no charge and is open to San Francisco residents with a valid doctor's recommendation to use medical marijuana.

We have researched and highlighted the California laws for our collective members.  Please click on any of the links/sources for more detailed information.

Proposition 215- The Compassionate Use Act of 1996

The CA Department of Justice states,  "In 1996, California voters approved an initiative that exempted certain patients and their caregivers from criminal liability under state law for the possession and cultivation of marijuana."  The CA Department of Health states, "Prop 215 provides protections to seriously ill persons who have their doctor’s recommendation to use marijuana for medical purposes."

Source: California Department of Health and California Department of Justice

Senate Bill 420 (SB 420)- The Medical Marijuana Program Act

On January 2004, the Medical Marijuana Program Act (MMP), came into effect.  According to the California Department of Justice, "The MMP is a statewide identification card system intended to help law enforcement officers identify and verify that cardholders are able to cultivate, possess, and transport certain amounts of marijuana without being subject to arrest under specific conditions."

The California Department of Health states, "The Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) was established to provide a voluntary medical marijuana identification card issuance and registry program for qualified patients and their caregivers.

The Marijuana Policy Project recommends that you may want the MMP card, even though you have a card from your MMJ physician.  It gives that extra protection for your rights as a legal patient.  The Marijuana Policy Project states, "The MMP card provides near-guaranteed protection from arrest by state and local law enforcement officials for limited amounts of marijuana, and other ID cards do not."

Source: California Department of JusticeCalifornia Department of HealthMarijuana Policy Project

Federal Controlled Substances Act 

Proposition 215 and the Senate Bill 420 protect our California rights.  According to the CA Department of Justice, "State law and federal law treat marijuana differently".  Under the federal government, marijuana is illegal.  The CA Department of Justice also states, "The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) reflects the federal government's view that marijuana is a drug with 'no currently accepted medical use'.  Accordingly, the manufacture, distribution, or possession of marijuana is a federal criminal offense."  CA Norml warns us, "Medical marijuana patients are not protected while on federal park land or forest land in California".

*CA Normal has a fantastic Patient's Guide to Medical Marijuana.  Check it out here.

*CA Normal also has an article regarding your rights in the event you encounter police.  They have an excellent guide and we would like to highlight section 2: Never Consent.  Exercise your Fourth Amendment rights.  Check it out here.

We have provided a brief description of each of the California Marijuana Acts.  We encourage that our members and the public to click on each of the links referenced for more detailed and specific information.