Get Involved! Action Items to Respond to the Decision
Today, in a 6-3 split decision, the Supreme Court overturned Raich v. Gonzales, ruling that the federal government may continue to arrest and prosecute patients for using medical marijuana according to their state laws. It is important to note that this ruling in no way affects the state laws that legally protect medical marijuana patients.
In their ruling, the Supreme Court acknowledged the preponderance of evidence that marijuana is legitimate medicine. Furthermore, the Court has extended an invitation to Congress to join the 80% of Americans who support medical use of cannabis and reschedule marijuana.
Act now! Urge your Congressional Representative and the Department of Health and Human Services to reschedule marijuana!