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Marijuana Law – Keyed to Mikos
Gonzalez v. Raich
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Angel Raich and Diane Monson are California residents who have a medical condition in which they avail their medical condition by using medical marijuana. Their doctors have indicates that marijuana is the only drug that will provide effective treatment. Further, Monson cultivates her own medical marijuana, however, Raich does not because she is unable to. Instead, two caregivers, described as “John Does” provide Raich marijuana at no charge. On August 15, 2002, a county sheriffs and federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents came to Monson’s home. The officials concluded that Monson’s use of marijuana was lawful. However, during the three-hour stand off, the federal agents seized and destroyed all six of her cannabis plants. Subsequently, Raich and Monson brought an action against the Attorney General of the United States and the head of the DEA seeking an injunctive and declaratory relief.
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