Government Regulations of Medical Marijuana
General Facts <ul><li>Known uses date back to 7,000 B.C </li></ul><ul><li>Can be helpful in the treatment of pain associat...
California <ul><li>Currently the only state that has passed a compassionate use act for medical marijuana  </li></ul><ul><...
 
Raich v. Gonzales <ul><li>Ruled that the supreme court has the right to prosecute states allowing medical marijuana to be ...
Raich v. Gonzales continued <ul><li>99% of marijuana related arrests occur at the state level, this is how the state gover...
Pro- Legalization States <ul><li>There are currently 14 states with laws legalizing marijuana to various degrees… </li></u...
 
Conclusion <ul><li>Medical Marijuana is still illegal at the federal level </li></ul><ul><li>The state and Federal Governm...
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Government Regulations Of Medical Marijuana

  1. 1. Government Regulations of Medical Marijuana
  2. 2. General Facts <ul><li>Known uses date back to 7,000 B.C </li></ul><ul><li>Can be helpful in the treatment of pain associated with AIDS, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, cancer and chronic pain </li></ul><ul><li>Medical marijuana is currently only legal in california </li></ul>
  3. 3. California <ul><li>Currently the only state that has passed a compassionate use act for medical marijuana </li></ul><ul><li>Proposition 215- set up cannabis buyers clubs where patients go and receive marijuana </li></ul>
  4. 5. Raich v. Gonzales <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Congress attempted to pass an amendment protecting the patient from prosecution but it did not pass </li></ul>
  5. 6. Raich v. Gonzales continued <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  6. 7. Pro- Legalization States <ul><li>There are currently 14 states with laws legalizing marijuana to various degrees… </li></ul><ul><li>Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont and Washington </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  7. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>Medical Marijuana is still illegal at the federal level </li></ul><ul><li>The state and Federal Government must come to some sort of agreement as to the legality of medical marijuana in each state </li></ul><ul><li>More and more clinics are starting to pop up as more and more states legalize medical marijuana </li></ul>

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