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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Creighton University School of Law

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Medical Marijuana Ruling Analyzed

There's a decent summary of Gonzales v. Raich in Thursday's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, which -- in a rare departure from their usual editorial policy -- is making the article available on-line for free.  Despite a rookie error by the physician-author (identifying the court to which the case has been remanded as "California's Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit"), the article includes a brief summary of some of the research that shows, contrary to marijuana's classification in the Controlled Substances Act (see 21 USC § 812(b)(1), (c)(Sched. I)(10) , some medicinal value of the drug. [tm]

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