State Supreme Court Upholds Medical Marijuana Law
The California Supreme Court on Monday ruled that people who have a licensed physician's recommendation to use marijuana for medical purposes cannot be prosecuted for transporting the substance, the Los Angeles Times reports (Dolan, Los Angeles Times, 11/28).
The ruling upheld a state law that protects patients and their caregivers from being prosecuted for transporting marijuana. The law was intended to clarify provisions of Proposition 215, a 1996 ballot measure that decriminalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes (Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/28).
The attorney general's office said that the ruling would affect some cases (Los Angeles Times, 11/28).