State-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries across the U.S. won a major victory in federal court this week.
U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer removed an injunction against the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana, one of California’s first state-licensed dispensaries.
Judge Breyer ruled that the recently enacted Congressional law (the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment) stops the federal government from prosecuting the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana and its founder.
An attorney for Marin Alliance stated that the judge’s ruling provides protection to every state-legal dispensary facing federal action and should drastically diminish the amount of federal prosecutors seeking to prosecute state-legal dispensaries.
“We finally have a federal judge who is taking the authors of the spending amendment seriously when they say the intent and its wording should be interpreted so that the federal government should not be spending resources prosecuting individuals complying with state law,” stated an attorney.
The Marin Alliance founder remarked that the case is precedent-setting because a federal judge ruled Congressional law which means what it was intended to mean — the war on medical marijuana is over. “We won the war… and I’m the first POW to be released,” she said.