Rohrabacher Praises Court in Decision Supporting Medical Marijuana Rule

Aug 17, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Tuesday made the following comment regarding the ruling by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of U.S. v. McIntosh, which affirms that the federal government must observe budget restrictions on prosecution of medical marijuana cases in states where the treatment is legal:

I applaud the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for proclaiming the law as it has been intended by congressional legislation. The intent of the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment that was enacted and is thus now the law of the land dictated that the federal government will not take actions that counteract the state law in those states that have legalized the use of medical marijuana. The court decision today is a victory for states’ rights, the constitutional process of establishing law, and a great victory for men and women across America who are utilizing medical marijuana to deal with a health problem in those states that have legalized the medical use of marijuana. The Justice Department needs to go on notice that there should be no more prosecutions and raiding of dispensaries in those states where the state government has legalized medical marijuana. Finally, this is a freedom issue, and this was a great victory of freedom over nanny-state control of our lives.


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