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San Diego, San Bernardino counties lose effort to restrict medical marijuana law

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court rejected appeals today from two holdout counties in Southern California that object to the state's 13-year-old medical marijuana law and claimed it should be struck down as violating the federal drug-control act.

Without comment, the court turned down the pair of appeals.

The action likely will clear the way for patients in San Diego and San Bernardino counties to seek county-issued identification cards that show they are eligible to possess and use marijuana.

Full story: Supreme Court action upholds California's medical pot law
--David G. Savage
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PLEASE, LEGALIZE IT ALREADY!!!!!! Geez louise!!! Give it a $%^&ing rest already! I mean- hello- Iowa is cooler than we are! It's humiliating! Now new Hampshire. Let the gay weddings and home grown weed begin. We are in a DEPRESSION people, let this go!!! It is personal rights, not rights based on some others morality. I don't smoke pot, cigarettes, or drink, or have gay sex, BUT I DON"T CARE if others do as long as they do not hurt me! No driving while having gay sex please:)

End the double standard. This is ridiculous. I can't believe these counties think they have a moral obligation to defend the government's ancient drug policy. I'm ready for the elderly, ultra conservative crowd to pass on so we can end the reign of stupidity in this country. Thankfully the supreme court isn't as ignorant as the officials in these counties.

The county supervisors whom ok'd this effort too undermine the will of the people should be ostercized. Marijuana is a petty, trivial issue, and should have been decriminalized years ago, if not in tandem with the repeal of alchohol prohibition. The fact that these supervisors wasted the courts time, our tax dollars, and at the same time spat in the face of the majority in this issue is absolutely shameful. This is why California is in the financial shape its in, ineffective, out of touch, elderly fat-cat politicians whose bias and priorities are entirely self-serving, neglecting the common good and the will of the people. Providing you with cheap undocumented labor, and outsourcing production and customer services; while cutting police forces and teachers jobs. A blatant disgrace.

It is good to hear some positive news regarding marijuana in the press. Great to see the Supreme Court doing the right thing!

Cannabis is perhaps the single most valuable plant for humans. Its value extends far beyond its medicinal benefits. It's a real shame that it has been stigmatized by our government. Every state should offer medical marijuana, and the Fed should legalize, tax and regulate it.

Arizona is currently gathering signatures from registered voters in an effort to fix the AZ medical marijuana situation. If you live in Arizona, please visit MPP's website for more information and if you're registered to vote there, sign the petition!

www . mpp . org


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