In the first decision of its kind, a federal judge has ruled that medical marijuana advocates may go forward with a claim that the federal government has a pattern of drug law enforcement intended to subvert California law in violation of the U.S. Constitution. The decision allows Santa Cruz County to proceed with a claim that federal authorities are seeking to frustrate the state's ability to determine whether an individual's marijuana use is permitted medical use, or illegal recreational use.
Federal Judge Backs Medical Pot Activists' Suit Against Government
The National Law Journal
August 22, 2008