Yes, the government can make a federal case out of medical marijuana use, the House said Wednesday. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that the government can prosecute medical marijuana users, even when state laws permit doctor-prescribed use of the drug. In response, the House rejected a bid by advocates to undercut the decision, turning down an amendment that would have blocked the Justice Department from prosecuting people in the 10 states where the practice is legal.
House Rejects Bid to Undercut Supreme Court Ruling on Medical Marijuana
The Associated Press
June 16, 2005