Overview of Federal-state Law Clash on Medical Marijuana


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Overview of Federal-state Law Clash on Medical Marijuana
Policy Analysis Project
TO: Jerry Brown, Attorney General of California
FROM: Eda Bifulco
DATE: March 1, 2010
SUBJECT: Overview of federal-state law clash on medical marijuana
This memorandum is written in response to your request for an overview of the numerous legal and policy problems emanating from the clash between federal marijuana law and the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, the California state law that makes the medical use of marijuana legal. Moreover, the report frames a number of recommendations for dealing with the precedents created by the clash of law, precedents that, if left uncontested, have the potential to set California up for permanent exploitation by the federal...
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