Medical Marijuana Research Update: February 2004

The Ninth Circuit federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its Raich-Monson decision that allows Californians to grow and use marijuana to treat their illnesses.Not a single judge on the circuit voted to accept the government’s request for reconsideration. The government’s only recourse to revers the Raich-Monson decision is to appeal to the Supreme Court. The government has 90 days to file a petition for certiorari. An article about this decision by Dean Murphy appeared in the New York Times.