Conant v. McCaffrey (2000)
"The government may not revoke a physician's license to dispense controlled substances merely because a physician 'recommends' marijuana as therapy to a patient."
Conant v. Walters (2002)
"The order enjoins the federal government from either revoking a physician's license to prescribe controlled substances or conducting an investigation of a physician that might lead to such an revocation, where the basis for the government's action is solely the physician's professional 'recommendation' of the use of marijuana."
Raich v. Ashcroft (2003)
Congress may criminalize the use and cultivation of home-grown cannabis, even if done in compliance with state medical marijuana laws.
Raich v. Gonzalez (2007)
"We agree with Raich that medical and conventional wisdom that recognizes the use of marijuana for medical purposes is gaining traction in the law as well. But that legal recognition has not yet reached the point where a conclusion can be drawn that the right to use marijuana is 'fundamental' and 'implicit in the concept of ordered liberty.'"
U.S. v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative (2001)
In Federal court, Cannabis may not be argued as a medical necessity that is an exception to the Controlled Substances Act.
David Ogden Memorandum
"Investigations and Prosecutions in the United States: Authorizing the medical use of marijuana"
James Cole memo (2011)
"Regarding the Ogden memo in jurisdictions seeking to authorize marijuana for medical use"
James Cole memo (2013)
"Guidance Regarding Marijuana Enforcement"
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