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Legalized Medical Marijuana at Issue Again.

By admin | December 7, 2004

News 5, Phoenix, Az.
Dec 7, 2004

Monday the U.S. Supreme Court will look at whether patients in 11 states can legally use marijuana for medical reasons.

At issue is whether states have the power to allow the use of drugs banned by the federal government.

The Bush administration says state laws permitting the use of medical marijuana violate federal drug laws. Chief Justice William Rehnquist will miss this court session as he continues treatment for thyroid cancer.

Arizona medical marijuana advocates say the high court case will have little impact in this state because Arizona’s law requires a doctor’s prescription, while California and some other states merely require a physician’s “recommendation.” They say doctors in Arizona are not prescribing pot because federal authorities have said they will take away that doctor’s license to prescribe other drugs.

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