Buds Behind Bars: An Analysis of People v. Raybon

Cannabis Law Report, November 2019

8 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2020

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Heather Razook

University of La Verne College of Law

Date Written: November 12, 2019


In 2019, the first and third California Appellate courts both decided cases examining the same issue: whether proposition 64 decriminalized marijuana possession in state correctional institutions. People v. Perry, from the first district, held that Prop 64 did not decriminalize and People v. Raybon, from the third district, held that Prop did decriminalize marijuana possession in correctional institutions. The cases presented two exceptionally similar arguments with opposite outcomes. This paper compares those arguments and predicts an outcome for People v. Raybon that is currently up for review in the California Supreme Court.

Keywords: Cannabis, Proposition 64, California

Suggested Citation

Razook, Heather, Buds Behind Bars: An Analysis of People v. Raybon (November 12, 2019). Cannabis Law Report, November 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3536555

Heather Razook (Contact Author)

University of La Verne College of Law ( email )

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