Fed. Government Asks Appeals Court To Reconsider

Fed. Government Asks Appeals Court To Reconsider
Posted by FoM on October 29, 1999 at 07:33:27 PT
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Source: NORML
October 28, 1999, San Francisco, CA: The U.S. Justice Department is asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision to permit the distribution of marijuana to patients who can demonstrate a medical necessity. 
In September, the appeals court ruled in favor of the Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative (OCBC) when they asked U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer to reconsider his injunction against the OCBC and consider "the criteria for a medical necessity exemption."  Robert Raich, Esq., attorney for the OCBC, called the government's latest maneuver "yet another hurdle to jump over."   "This shows that the Clinton Administration is out of touch with the voters of California, the political establishment of California and the medical establishment of California," Raich said. "The State Attorney General asked U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno to not request reconsideration in this case."   For more information, please contact Robert Raich, Esq., attorney for the OCBC at (510) 338-0700 or Tom Dean, NORML Foundation Litigation Director at (202) 483-8751. NORML's News Bulletin: Department Asks For Rehearing of MMJ - 10/28/99 News NORML Archives:
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