Chris Glew – Glew and Kim



Criminal Defense and Family law attorneys.



Christopher M. Glew
Admitted to California Bar, Federal Central District Court of California, Federal Northern District of California, Court of Appeals.

Whittier Law School

  • Juris Doctorate
  • Deans list and honor roll
  • Trial Advocacy Honors Board

Oxford University

  • Comparative Law Seminar

Kent State University

  • B.G.S.

Completed Standardized Field Sobriety Testing certification course, Member of National College for DUI Defense, NORML Legal Committee, Orange County Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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Suite 840
Santa Ana, California 92705

APNewsBreak: AG seeks changes to CA medi-pot laws


SAN FRANCISCO—Attorney General Kamala Harris urged California lawmakers Wednesday to get serious about clarifying the state’s 15-year-old medical marijuana law, saying numerous holes in the notoriously liberal statute have left law enforcement and legitimate patients in a near-constant state of uncertainty.

In a letter to the Legislature’s leaders, Harris said the state needs to spell out if the hundreds of storefront dispensaries and delivery services that sell marijuana—purportedly for medical use—are legal, or if the only lawful way to obtain the drug is through patient collectives in which all members jointly grow their own supplies.

“Without a substantive change to existing law, these irreconcilable interpretations of the law, and the resulting uncertainty for law enforcement and seriously ill patients, will persist,” she wrote in the letter to Senate President Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez.

Harris, a Democrat who was elected with backing from the state’s medical marijuana industry, has been under pressure to defend it since October, when the four federal prosecutors based in California announced a coordinated effort to shut retail pot shops they described as ruses for public drug dealing. Dozens have since closed.

“The federal government is ill-equipped to be the sole arbiter of whether an individual or group is acting within the bounds of California’s medical marijuana laws when cultivating marijuana for medical purposes,” Harris wrote to her federal counterparts, noting that U.S. law does not recognize any health benefits in the drug.

As California’s top law enforcement official, the attorney general is empowered under the medical marijuana law to issue guidelines on such issues as what users need to do to avoid arrest. Harris’ office spent much of 2011 preparing to revise the guidance Gov. Jerry Brown, in his previous role as attorney general, issued in 2008.

Instead, she said in the letters sent Wednesday, she concluded after consulting representatives from local governments, law enforcement and medical marijuana community that it was really up to the Legislature to provide clarification because any directives she issued would by definition lack the force of law.

“The facts today are far more complicated than was the case in 2008,” Harris said in her letter to Steinberg and Perez. “I have come to recognize that non-binding guidelines will not solve our problems—state law itself needs to be reformed, simplified and improved to better explain to law enforcement and patients alike how, when and where individuals may cultivate and obtain physician-recommended marijuana.”

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by LISA LEFF Associated Press
Updated: 12/21/2011 08:05:02 PM PST

Could the Fed Govt. Be Looking to Own Medical Marijuana Industry?


It was recently reported that federal authorities are planning to crack down on the medical marijuana business in Colorado in 2012, as they have over recent months in California. As Sacramento News & Review writer, Kel Munger, explained in a December 19 SN&R blog post, there may be a reason for it.

According to Munger’s post, the federal government holds the patent on the use of marijuana products as “antioxidants and neuroprotectants.” United States Patent 6630507, filed February 2, 2001, states that cannabinoids are found to have particular applications for the treatment of ischemic insults such as stroke and trauma, as well as in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and HIV dimentia.

A November 17, 2011 notice posted in the federal register by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services stated that the department was contemplating the grant of an exclusive patent license to practice the invention of Patent 6630507 to KannaLife Science, Inc. The license would grant the company the right to develop and sale cannabinoid(s) and cannabidiol(s) as antioxidants and neuroprotectants for the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy. A comment period on the issue ended on December 19.

“The notion that one federal bureaucracy claims ownership rights to medical marijuana while its sister department prosecutes the patients who depend upon this government patented “invention” is outrageous enough,” wrote the Los Angeles-based Union of Medical Marijuana Patients (UMPP), who had asked its membership to submit comments to “help stop the government from issuing exclusive license for medical cannabis.”

“It is a grave injustice that patient associations in California are now facing a coordinated and comprehensive attack by the DOJ,” UMPP wrote, “while one pharmaceutical company in New York stands to profit tremendously from the monopolization of medical cannabis thanks to the HHS.”
Excerpt from article, By Susan Culver-Graybeal | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Wed, Dec 21, 2011
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Los Angeles’s Dopest Attorney, Allison Margolin


Margolin and Lawrence L.A.'s dopest attorneys

Harvard educated and highly motivated, the ever rockin’ Allison Margolin goes above and beyond defending her clients.  Her heart and her talent puts her on the front lines in the Drug War.

Despite stiff opposition from the ruling judge, she led the successful 2nd district appeal in the Joe’s cases so that they would be able to use an affirmative medical defense.  

Allison and her team will be heading up the appeal of the Grumbine/Byron conviction in the Kangaroo court.


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