Angel McClairy Raich, et al. v. Alberto Gonzalez, et al. U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. 02-04872. March 14, 2007. 36 p.
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[“A federal appeals court upheld the U.S. government's authority to prosecute medical marijuana patients in California, but left open the possibility that a gravely ill patient could defend against criminal charges by showing that marijuana was her only shield against excruciating pain or death. Ruling in a case that reached the Supreme Court two years ago, the [Court] rejected an Oakland woman's last constitutional challenge to the use of federal drug laws against medical marijuana patients -- that it violates the fundamental right to preserve one's life and be free of severe pain.” San Francisco Chronicle (March 15, 2007) 1.]