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Patrick McGowan Mr. Andrew D. Garner Political Science 14 September 2009 Federalism and Medical Marijuana Why would the U.S. Government make medical marijuana legal? Why wouldn’t they make medical marijuana illegal? These are two serious questions that have been brought up over the past couple decades in the U.S. Not only have we had serious Supreme Courts cases over this however it is a growing debate in the 39 states that do not have medical marijuana legal. If were to make some federal regulation with this we would need to make it legal for every state or make it illegal for every state. Currently 11 states have medical marijuana legal. The Rehnquist Court has a very powerful role when it comes to situations like this. What the Rehnquist Court has done with Cannabis has made it a solution to severe pain for those who are in chemotherapy like Mellissa Etheridge. Angel Raich took her case with medicinal marijuana to court and although she didn’t win her argument to stop federal raids on patients the law still remains intact. Medical marijuana is one the most supported issues when it comes to drug policy
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