Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Is The High Court High or What?

According to the U.S. Supreme Court, patients that grow their own marijuana without purchasing it, affects the cost of such drugs in other states. Therefore the federal government can prosecute medical marijuana users even though it is legal in their state and they have a prescription because it affects the cost of these drugs being sold illegally in other states.

"In a strongly worded dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas said the court had opened the door to nearly unlimited government regulation."

According to Justice O'Connor, "The court's definition of economic activity . . . threatens to sweep all of productive human activity into federal regulatory reach, ... To draw the line wherever private activity affects the demand for market goods is to draw no line at all. We have already rejected the result that would follow - a federal police power."

Full article here: High court sides with feds, OKs medicinal marijuana prosecutions