Preparing an order of marijuana for a patient at the the Love Shack. The Love Shack is a medical marijuana club in San Francisco, where anyone with a city-issued cannabis card can buy and smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.

Medical Marijuana Users Under Threat

The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug.
Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate. In addition to California, the states that permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes are Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Nevada, Oregon,Washington and Vermont.

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Preparing an order of marijuana for a patient at the the Love Shack. The Love Shack is a medical marijuana club in San Francisco, where anyone with a city-issued cannabis card can buy and smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
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June 7, 2005
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01-2272-0201
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A pro-medical marijuna poster on a wall inside the Love Shack, a medical marijuana club in San Francisco, where anyone with a city-issued cannabis card can buy and smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
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June 7, 2005
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02-2272-0011
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A female patient smells various blends of marijuana before placing an order at the Love Shack, a medical marijuana club in San Francisco, where anyone with a city-issued cannabis card can buy and smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
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June 7, 2005
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03-2272-0104
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A patient smoking marijuana inside the Love Shack, a medical marijuana club in San Francisco, where anyone with a city-issued cannabis card can buy and smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
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June 7, 2005
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04-2272-0125
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A patient inhaling marijuana smoke inside the Love Shack, a medical marijuana club in San Francisco, where anyone with a city-issued cannabis card can buy and smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
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June 7, 2005
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05-2272-0022
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The Love Shack, a medical marijuana club in San Francisco, where anyone with a city-issued cannabis card can buy and smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
Date:
June 7, 2005
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06-2272-0235
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Jars containing various blends of marijuna at the Love Shack, a medical marijuana club in San Francisco, where anyone with a city-issued cannabis card can buy and smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
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June 7, 2005
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07-2272-0190
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Various blends of marijuna being weighted and packaged for patients at the Love Shack, a medical marijuana club in San Francisco, where anyone with a city-issued cannabis card can buy and smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
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June 7, 2005
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08-2272-0084
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Various blends of marijuna being weighted and packaged for patients at the Love Shack, a medical marijuana club in San Francisco, where anyone with a city-issued cannabis card can buy and smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
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June 7, 2005
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09-2272-0159
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Samples of marijuna on sale at the Love Shack, a medical marijuana club in San Francisco, where anyone with a city-issued cannabis card can buy and smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
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June 7, 2005
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10-2272-0170
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Various marijuana-based products such as brownies on display for sale at the Love Shack, a medical marijuana club in San Francisco, where anyone with a city-issued cannabis card can buy and smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
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June 7, 2005
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11-2272-0048
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Cigarettes of medical marijuana available for purchase at the Love Shack, a medical marijuana club in San Francisco, where anyone with a city-issued cannabis card can buy and smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
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June 7, 2005
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12-2272-0120
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The front entrance to the Love Shack, a medical marijuana club in San Francisco, where anyone with a city-issued cannabis card can buy and smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
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June 7, 2005
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13-2272-0148
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Supporters of medical marijuana hold a candlelight vigil in front of the 9th US Court of Appeals in San Francisco on June 7, 2005.  The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
Date:
June 7, 2005
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14-2272-0715
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Supporters of medical marijuana hold a candlelight vigil in front of the 9th US Court of Appeals in San Francisco on June 7, 2005.  The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
Date:
June 7, 2005
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15-2272-0695
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Supporters of medical marijuana hold a candlelight vigil in front of the 9th US Court of Appeals in San Francisco on June 7, 2005.  The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
Title:
Medical Marijuana Users U...
Date:
June 7, 2005
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16-2272-0704
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Supporters of medical marijuana hold a candlelight vigil in front of the 9th US Court of Appeals in San Francisco on June 7, 2005.  The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
Date:
June 7, 2005
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17-2272-0658
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Micheal Resendez with his marijuana plants in the backyard of his home in Millbrae, CA, on June 7, 2005. Fernandez runs a cooperative medical marijuana garden for the benefits of patients like him. Fernandez uses marijuana to help him with the consequences of serious head and limbs injuries he suffered in a truck accident while serving in the US military.  The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
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June 7, 2005
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18-2272-0553
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Micheal Resendez with his marijuana plants in the backyard of his home in Millbrae, CA, on June 7, 2005. Fernandez runs a cooperative medical marijuana garden for the benefits of patients like him. Fernandez uses marijuana to help him with the consequences of serious head and limbs injuries he suffered in a truck accident while serving in the US military.  The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
Date:
June 7, 2005
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19-2272-0572
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Micheal Resendez with his marijuana plants in the backyard of his home in Millbrae, CA, on June 7, 2005. Fernandez runs a cooperative medical marijuana garden for the benefits of patients like him. Fernandez uses marijuana to help him with the consequences of serious head and limbs injuries he suffered in a truck accident while serving in the US military.  The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
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June 7, 2005
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20-2272-0635
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A patient shows his own city-issued cannabis card that gives him access to local medical marijuana clubs. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
Date:
June 7, 2005
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21-2272-0617
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Angel Raich shows a personalized jar containing the medical marijuana she uses at her Oakland home on June 7, 2005. Raich is one of two persons who sued then-U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, asking for a court order letting them smoke, grow or obtain marijuana without fear of arrest, home raids or other intrusion by federal authorities. She uses medical marijuana to ease severe chronic pain resulting from an inoperable brain tumor, seizure disorder, life-threatening wasting syndrome and other serious conditions. She says cannabis is the only medication that has successfully allowed her to lead a somewhat normal and active life without intolerable side effects. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
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June 7, 2005
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22-2272-0519
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Angel Raich in her Oakland home on June 7, 2005. Raich is one of two persons who sued then-U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, asking for a court order letting them smoke, grow or obtain marijuana without fear of arrest, home raids or other intrusion by federal authorities. She uses medical marijuana to ease severe chronic pain resulting from an inoperable brain tumor, seizure disorder, life-threatening wasting syndrome and other serious conditions. She says cannabis is the only medication that has successfully allowed her to lead a somewhat normal and active life without intolerable side effects. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
Title:
Medical Marijuana Users U...
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June 7, 2005
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23-2272-0316
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Angel Raich shows the "Says Yes To Safe Access" logo promoting the legalization of medical marijuana. The jar contains marijuana-based massage balm she uses to relax her muscles. Raich is one of two persons who sued then-U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, asking for a court order letting them smoke, grow or obtain marijuana without fear of arrest, home raids or other intrusion by federal authorities. She uses medical marijuana to ease severe chronic pain resulting from an inoperable brain tumor, seizure disorder, life-threatening wasting syndrome and other serious conditions. She says cannabis is the only medication that has successfully allowed her to lead a somewhat normal and active life without intolerable side effects. The US Supreme Court ruled on June 6 that Federal authorities may arrest sick people who use marijuana to ease their pain, even if it was prescribed by their doctors, and prosecute them for violating federal drug laws. This ruling overrides medical marijuana statutes in 10 states, including California, and concludes that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. Those who grow the marijuana for medicinal purposes may also face the same fate.
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Medical Marijuana Users U...
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June 7, 2005
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24-2272-0507
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