Sunday, 28 November 2004

How the Raich v. Ashcroft federal medical cannabis lawsuit born, and who is involved

November 29, 2004 at 10:00am the U.S. Supreme Court will Hear this landmark Medical Cannabis Case Involving the Federal Government’s Persecution of Severely ill Patients and Caregivers

Angel McClary Raich and Diane Monson are the first medical cannabis patients in US history to get a Preliminary Injunction against the Federal Government regarding the use of medical cannabis
yahoo story:
"I really hope and pray the justices allow me to live," said Raich as she crammed a blend of a marijuana variety known as "Haze X" into a contraption that vaporized it inside large balloons.

She said the outcome of the case will determine whether her "husband will have a wife," her "children a mother..."

Raich, whose legal team includes her husband, Robert, said she hopes the chemotherapy Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist is undergoing for thyroid cancer "would soften his heart about the issue."

"I think," she said, "he would find that cannabis would help him a lot."
**update** even better coverage:
sfgate article

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