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InvisibleAgent Cooper
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Supreme Court rules against medical marijuana
    #316834 - 05/14/01 12:23 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Monday May 14 12:11 PM ET
Court Rules Against Marijuana Use

By LARRY MARGASAK, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court handed medical marijuana
users a major defeat Monday, ruling that a federal law classifying the
drug as illegal has no exception for ill patients.

The 8-0 decision was a major disappointment to many sufferers of AIDS,
cancer, multiple sclerosis and other illnesses. They
have said the drug helped enormously in combatting the devastating
effects of their diseases.

Justice Stephen Breyer did not participate in the
marijuana decision because his brother, a federal judge, initially presided
over the case.

``In the case of the Controlled Substances Act, the statute reflects a
determination that marijuana has no medical benefits worthy of an
exception (outside the confines of a government-approved research
project),'' Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the
unanimous court.

Thomas noted the act states marijuana has ``no currently accepted
medical use.''

The federal government triggered the case in 1998, seeking an injunction
against the Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative and five other
marijuana distributors.

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, brother of the justice, sided with the
government. All the clubs except the Oakland group eventually closed
down, and the Oakland club turned to registering potential marijuana
recipients while it awaited a final ruling.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the
lower court, ruling that medical necessity is a legal defense. Charles
Breyer followed up by issuing strict guidelines for making that claim.

Voters in Arizona, Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Nevada, Oregon
and Washington also have approved ballot initiatives allowing the use of
medical marijuana. In Hawaii, the legislature passed a similar law and the
governor signed it last year.

The cooperative argued that a drug may not yet have achieved general
acceptance as a medical treatment, but may still have medical benefits to
a particular patient or class of patients.

Thomas said the argument cannot overcome the intent of Congress in
approving the statute.

``It is clear from the text of the act that Congress has made a
determination that marijuana has no medical benefits worthy of an
exception,'' Thomas wrote.

``Unwilling to view this omission as an accident, and unable in any event
to override a legislative determination manifest in a statute, we reject the
cooperative's argument.''

Advocates of medical marijuana say the drug can ease side effects from
chemotherapy, save nauseated AIDS patients from wasting away or even
allow multiple sclerosis sufferers to rise from a wheelchair and walk.

There is no definitive science that the drug works, or works better than
conventional, legal alternatives.

Several states are considering medical marijuana laws, and Congress may
revisit the issue this year. A measure to counteract laws like California's
died in the House last year.

Thomas was joined by Chief Justice William Rehnquist , Sandra Day O'Connor, Antonin Scalia and Anthony M. Kennedy. Justice John Paul Stevens wrote a concurring opinion, joined by Justices David Souter
and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The case is United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative,
00-151.




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Re: Supreme Court rules against medical marijuana [Re: Agent Cooper]
    #316970 - 05/14/01 03:59 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

I hat to say it but I wish Sadam or some American hating terrorist group would set off one of those suitcase sized nuclear bombs I've been hearing so much about right outside of Congress.

If nobody's offended than I haven't done my job.


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Re: Supreme Court rules against medical marijuana [Re: dopemaster]
    #317106 - 05/14/01 06:08 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

I th9ink the Supreme Court Justices smoke marijuana, how else could they get through the day in that boring ass job?



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Re: Supreme Court rules against medical marijuana [Re: Smallputrid]
    #317181 - 05/14/01 07:13 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Congress determined that marijuana has no medicinal purposes. Well, then, who needs the opinion of the medical community??
God Fucking Dammnit. Time to move to Canadia, shitty weather and worthless money be damned.

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Re: Supreme Court rules against medical marijuana [Re: ]
    #317320 - 05/14/01 08:59 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Budz are cheap though in Los Angeles or San Jose, you can get a whole kilo for about 1100-1200$. I guess a lot of AIDS patients will be moving closer to Mexico, but I do hope they realize that in the end, it's all about how much time you have spent having a good time. My Friend Have A Good Time is still up in the air, becuase he is so light. HAHAHAHAH, He is travelling at light speed to the furthest reaches. I hope he doesn't get airsick, becuase that would mean they slowed light down, but, what is light, and how can I harness its power??? What you don't know can't hurt you, but because I use SunSpectrum bulbs, I know even more about light than I should, because it makes me look like a nerd, it's all purple and you can see my acne all weird from the backlight, but don't let that slow me down, I am going to propose a toaset now!!!! A TOAST! To the end of civilization as we know it. The instant/moment my friend light crashes back into the Earth, then the Catholic Church is letting Socrates out of the stockades because it means the Earth is the center of the Universe after all, but that should not stop us, only GOD should stop us.



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Re: Supreme Court rules against medical marijuana [Re: Agent Cooper]
    #318641 - 05/16/01 05:36 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

well, following that brilliant post...
maybe its just my belief in true democracy but, shouldnt it be up to the people? i mean, the voters in these states all passed the bills, showing their support for laws that affect them personally. instead, we have the great beaucratic congressman thinking they and only they know what is best for the people. stupid republic. i think we should take that view to the supreme court, the peoples versus the suits.



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Re: Supreme Court rules against medical marijuana [Re: jihead]
    #318786 - 05/16/01 08:10 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

I'm in agreence there



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Re: Supreme Court rules against medical marijuana [Re: Smallputrid]
    #16819426 - 09/09/12 09:59 PM (4 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Smallputrid said:
I th9ink the Supreme Court Justices smoke marijuana,<br><br>




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Re: Supreme Court rules against medical marijuana [Re: Agent Cooper]
    #16821315 - 09/10/12 03:10 AM (4 years, 2 months ago)

It's almost as if a lot of humanity has forgotten that none of us would be alive today were it not for plants.  They give us medicine, oxygen, food etc.  Cannabis certainly fits into at least two of those categories.  How dare anyone be arrogant enough to demonize something that allowed us as a species to continue living.


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Re: Supreme Court rules against medical marijuana [Re: SuperD]
    #16821604 - 09/10/12 06:27 AM (4 years, 2 months ago)

You've got to admit America, your country is fucked if it can't even legalise a fucking plant.


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Re: Supreme Court rules against medical marijuana [Re: circastes]
    #16821759 - 09/10/12 08:52 AM (4 years, 2 months ago)

Yes. We need more enlightened laws like Australia has. :rolleyes:


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Re: Supreme Court rules against medical marijuana [Re: Le_Canard]
    #16821769 - 09/10/12 08:57 AM (4 years, 2 months ago)

What we really need... are more 11 year old threads being resurrected.


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Re: Supreme Court rules against medical marijuana [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #16825654 - 09/10/12 10:36 PM (4 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

luvdemshrooms said:
What we really need... are more 11 year old threads being resurrected.




Yea I was being a douche because I just came off a ban so I decided to flood everything with resurrected threads. Long story short, plan backfired and after I bumped like 6 threads or so I got another insta ban. Joke was on me, butt hurt asshole.


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