California Medical Marijuana Law Upheld


The justices unanimously denied review of an appellate decision in July that concluded California was free to decide whether to punish drug users under its own laws, despite the federal ban on marijuana.

The decision is “a momentous victory for countless seriously ill patients,” said Adam Wolf, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer who defended the state law in the appeals court. He said the counties should stop wasting money “in a doomed effort to undermine the will of California voters.”


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3 Responses to “California Medical Marijuana Law Upheld”

  1. Sassy Not Classy Says:

    I’m not american so I need an explanation. Isn’t there some kind of bill/amendment/charter right/whatever that decides if state laws can supercede federal laws or the other way around? This seems like the kind of thing that should have been cleared up a long time ago.

  2. admin Says:

    Federal law always takes precedence over state law.

  3. Lb13 Says:

    I live in California and I’m voting today for the prop that if passed is gunna strip the power of the courts to jail offenders when tested positive for probation.

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