WIN! Federal courts say medical cannabis users and growers can’t be prosecuted

 In Decriminalization, Dispensaries, Legalization, National News, News

A federal appeals court has ruled that the US Justice Department cannot arrest medical marijuana businesses or patients in states where there is a medical cannabis law in place. For Nevada, this is huge. This will allow patients who grow within the legal limits, to never fear prosecution for growing their own medicine. This case in particular was aimed at California and Washington State, but could have made it’s way into Nevada if the ruling went in the other direction.

The good thing about this case is that it was first fought in federal court and they ruled in favor of the cannabis industry. The Department of Justice appealed the case in a federal appeals court and the judges again ruled in favor to leave cannabis patients and businesses alone. The three judges that ruled are from the U.S. Court of Appeals and they said that the Department of Justice was not allowed to use taxpayer money to go after businesses or individuals in medical states, like Nevada.

We are free, for now, from prosecution for growing our own medicine and building a legal cannabis community in Nevada.


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