LegalReader.com  ·  Legal News, Analysis, & Commentary

News & Politics

Supreme Court Rejects Administration Appeal On Medical Marijuana


— October 14, 2003

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal that jeopardized state medical marijuana laws that allow ill patients to smoke pot if they get a doctor’s recommendation.

Justices turned down the Bush administration’s request to consider whether the federal government can punish doctors for recommending or perhaps even talking about the benefits of the drug to sick patients. An appeals court said they cannot.

Good news here from the AP via SFGate.com.


The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal that jeopardized state medical marijuana laws that allow ill patients to smoke pot if they get a doctor’s recommendation.

Justices turned down the Bush administration’s request to consider whether the federal government can punish doctors for recommending or perhaps even talking about the benefits of the drug to sick patients. An appeals court said they cannot.

Good news here from the AP via SFGate.com.

Join the conversation!