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

May 18, 2009 | 11:39 am

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