(a) It is unlawful for a physician and surgeon who recommends cannabis to a patient for a medical purpose to accept, solicit, or offer any form of remuneration from or to a facility issued a state license pursuant to Division 10 (commencing with Section 26000), if the physician and surgeon or his or her immediate family have a financial interest in that facility.
(b) For the purposes of this section, “financial interest” shall have the same meaning as in Section 650.01.
Terms Used In California Business and Professions Code 2525
- County: includes city and county. See California Business and Professions Code 17
- license: means license, certificate, registration, or other means to engage in a business or profession regulated by this code or referred to in Section 1000 or 3600. See California Business and Professions Code 23.7
- State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Business and Professions Code 21
(c) A violation of this section shall be a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in county jail and a fine of up to five thousand dollars ($5,000) or by civil penalties of up to five thousand dollars ($5,000) and shall constitute unprofessional conduct.
(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 599, Sec. 3. (AB 3261) Effective January 1, 2019.)