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Medical Marijuana Users Under Threat

Medical Marijuana Users Under Threat

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From Gallery: Medical Marijuana Users Under Threat

Filename: 12-2272-0120

Photographer: Frederic Neema

Location: San Francisco/ CA- United States

Caption: 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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