Notes - Art. I, Sect 8 Ashcroft/Gonzalez vs. Raich...

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Art. I, Sect 8 -Ashcroft/Gonzalez vs. Raich  (Oakland)  [med. Marijuana  patient growing it on back  porch] -DEA arrested her (local govt  didn’t care) -US Sup hearing 11/2004 -6/2005 voting 6:3 in favor of  US Govt position; used  Commerce clause:  interstate/int’l commerce +  int’l market and economy -precedent from 1930 (wheat,  flour) -did not overturn state laws,  but stated: Congress, not  Court, must be institution to  change fed law vis-à-vis  marijuana Drug Body Blood Brain How drugs enter the body— Routes of  Administration/Entry: -oral/ digestive -ingestion by mouth -enters the stomach +  intestines -enters liver: hepatic (liver)  portal system (blood vessels) -1 st  pass metabolism=possible  biotransformation by liver -transformed by adding  oxygen -loses effect, but not all  100% efficient -When blood circulates 20%  goes to liver liver constantly  cleaning the blood time to brain 20 minutes
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2009 for the course MCB 62 taught by Professor Presti during the Fall '08 term at Berkeley.

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Notes - Art. I, Sect 8 Ashcroft/Gonzalez vs. Raich...

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