California Laws 2016 – Transporting drugs (CA Health and Safety Code 11360, 11379.5, 11391)

The California state legislature enacted 807 new laws during the 2015 legislative session.

The definition of “transporting” controlled substances within the meaning of CA Health & Safety Code sections 11360, 11379.5 and 11391 was changed to mean “to transport for sale”.

The changes to these code sections, which relate to the transportation of marijuana, pcp and psychedelic mushrooms, mean that a person who is transporting those substances for personal use, rather than for sale, can be charged only with possession of, rather than the more serious charge of transporting, the proscribed substances.