Thursday, January 21, 2010

California Judges Overturn Medi-Pot Restriction

The California Supreme Court concluded today that the legislature cannot set a limit on the amount of marijuana a qualified medi-pot patient may possess under the state's Compassionate Use Act.
At issue was a legislative attempt to add restrictions to the voter-approved 1996 proposition that created the state's medi-mari law, the oldest in the U.S. The 2003 rules included a provision that would limit to eight ounces, and six mature or 12 immature plants, the amount of pot a patient could possess. But the court on Jan. 21 said that the amount of pot a "qualified" medi patient can possess is as much as "reasonably related to meet his or her current medical needs," the court wrote in its 56-page opinion.

This was posted by Jordan Smith in the Austin Chronicle blog.


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