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Constitutional Law Keyed to Feldman
Gonzales v. Raich
Citation:545 U.S. 1, 125 S. Ct. 2195, 162 L. Ed. 2d 1 (2005)
California enacted the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, creating an exemption from criminal prosecution for physicians and for patients and primary caregivers who possess or cultivate marijuana for medicinal purposes. Respondents suffered from many serious medical conditions and tried to obtain marijuana pursuant to the terms of the Compassionate Use Act. The respondents sought injunction against the enforcement of the federal Controlled Substances Act, which prohibited individuals from possessing or obtaining cannibis for their personal medical use.
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