Thursday, January 21, 2010

California Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits On Medical Marijuana

Today, the California Supreme Court struck down a law which sought to limit the amount of medical marijuana someone is allowed to possess.  In 1996, California voters approved Proposition 215 which allows people with a doctor's prescription to possess an unspecified amount of marijuana.  In 2003 the California legislature passed a law limiting the amount of marijuana that can be possessed by a patient to 8 ounces.  The California Supreme Court struck down this law and held that once a measure is added to the California constitution by the voters only the voters can change the law.  Thus, the legislature was improper and was struck down.

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