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Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Gonzales v. Raich
Citation:545 U.S. 1 (2005)
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California passed the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, which legalized marijuana for medical purposes by creating an exemption from criminal prosecution for physicians and patients who possess or cultivate marijuana for personal medicinal purposes, with the recommendation and supervision of those physicians.
The United States Controlled Substances Act prohibits possession or cultivating all marijuana.
Raich suffers from a variety of serious medical conditions and uses medical marijuana. She then sued the government for injunctive relief to stop the government from enforcing the Controlled Substances Act and interfering with her right to produce and use medical marijuana under California law.
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