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Government Regulations Of Medical Marijuana

Government Regulations Of Medical Marijuana






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    • Government Regulations of Medical Marijuana
    • General Facts
      • Known uses date back to 7,000 B.C
      • Can be helpful in the treatment of pain associated with AIDS, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, cancer and chronic pain
      • Medical marijuana is currently only legal in california
    • California
      • Currently the only state that has passed a compassionate use act for medical marijuana
      • Proposition 215- set up cannabis buyers clubs where patients go and receive marijuana
    • Raich v. Gonzales
      • Ruled that the supreme court has the right to prosecute states allowing medical marijuana to be distributed in it as well as the actual patient
      • Congress attempted to pass an amendment protecting the patient from prosecution but it did not pass
    • Raich v. Gonzales continued
      • 99% of marijuana related arrests occur at the state level, this is how the state government can get away with legalizing medical marijuana even though it is illegal on a federal level
    • Pro- Legalization States
      • There are currently 14 states with laws legalizing marijuana to various degrees…
      • Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont and Washington
      • These states all have laws supporting medical marijuana but do not necessarily guarantee legal protection if the person happens to be prosecuted by the federal government
    • Conclusion
      • Medical Marijuana is still illegal at the federal level
      • The state and Federal Government must come to some sort of agreement as to the legality of medical marijuana in each state
      • More and more clinics are starting to pop up as more and more states legalize medical marijuana