Court Rules Doctors Can Prescribe Marijuana

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that Doctors Can Recommend Marijuana and that the federal government cannot revoke their physicians' licenses for doing so.

California, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Maine, Nevada, Oregon and Washington have medical marijuana laws.

"The government argued that doctors were aiding and abetting criminal activity for recommending marijuana because it's an illegal drug under federal narcotics laws."

"But the appellate court said doctors could be liable only if they actually assisted patients in acquiring marijuana. Merely recommending the drug "does not translate into aiding and abetting, or conspiracy" according to the new ruling.

You can read the full opinion here.

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