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Drug Regulation - Marijuana and Narcotics Laws

Also see, Drugs, FDA, Public Health and Police Power

DOJ Guidelines

Prosecution of medical marijuana providers

Reports

Preventing Blood-Borne Infections Through Pharmacy Syringe Sales and Safe Community Syringe Disposal. Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association. November/December 2002¡ Vol. 42, #6, Suppl. 2.

Marijuana: Early Experiences with Four States' Laws That Allow Use for Medical Purposes. GAO-03-189, November 1, 2002

State Cases

Federal Cases - Supreme Court

No Chevron deference for AG ruling that Oregon Death with Dignity law violated the controlled substances act - Gonzales v. Oregon, 546 U.S. 243 (2006)

Congress may preempt state medical use marijuana laws - Gonzales v. Raich, 125 S.Ct. 2195, 162 L.Ed.2d 1 (2005)

The marijuana medical necessity case - U.S. v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Co-op.

Brief - May a State Authorize the Distribution of Marijuana? - United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, No. 00-151 (U.S. 05-14-2001)

Supreme Court Preview - United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, 190 F.3d 1109 (9th Cir. 1999)

Department of Justice Petition for a Writ of Certiorari - Oakland Cannibis Buyer's Co-op

Department of Justice - Reply Brief - Writ of Certiorari - Oakland Cannibis Buyer's Co-op

Defendants motion in opposition to the US request for an injunction in the Oakland Cannabis Buyer's Co-op case.

Lower Court Decisions and Orders

May 13, 1998 Order from the District Court

May 19, 1998 - PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ORDER - District Court

Oct. 13, 1998 - MEMORANDUM AND ORDER RE- MOTIONS IN LIMINE AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE - District Court

Oct. 16, 1998 - Order - District Court

May the Court Allow Medical Dope Smoking? - United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, 190 F.3d 1109 (9th Cir. 1999)

July 17, 2000 - AMENDED PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ORDER - District Court

July 17, 2000 - Order - District Court

The key U. S. Supreme Court Precedent Cases

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS PROHIBITIONS ON ASSISTED SUICIDE

For additional documents, see The Schaffer Library of Drug Policyand California NORML.

Federal Cases - Lower Courts

Brief and Case - Feds cannot revoke DEA license for advocating marijuana use - Conant v. Walters, 309 F.3d 629 (9th Cir 2002), cert refused, Oct 14, 2003.

State Cases

Brief - Registering medical marijuana users does not violate privacy rights - Rollins v. Ulmer, No. S-9197 (Alaska 2000)

Brief - No medical necessity defense for using marihuana in Virginia. - Murphy v. Commonwealth, 31 Va.App. 70, 521 S.E.2d 301 (Va.App. 1999)

 

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