Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Courts uphold medical marijuana

I've blogged about this before, but here's the Register's editorial on the California appeals court decision that told San Diego and San Bernardino Counties that California's medical marijuana law is not superseded by federal law, and their duty as subdivsions of the state is to set up procedures to screen patients for state-issued patient ID cards. I doubt if this is the end of the foot-dragging among localities -- many have passed ordinances against medical marijuana dispensaries, which may or may not be legally challengeable -- but it is another small step toward actually implementing the law voters approved 12 years ago.

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