AKA the Compassionate Use Act. Proposition 215 was a general election ballot approved in 1995 that granted patients and defined caregivers exemptions from otherwise criminal laws, and allowed them to possess or cultivate cannabis for medical treatment, as recommended by a physician. This landmark passage was the first significant victory for medical cannabis in California. After Prop 216, legal cultivations and dispensaries (compassionate care programs) came into existence, marking the start of the “legal” cannabis industry.

They were part of the 215 era. 

I was 215.