Appeals Court Bars Federal Medical Pot Prosecutions

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has handed medical marijuana patients a huge legal victory, barring the federal government from prosecuting patients, growers, and dispensaries that follow state medical marijuana laws, reports Slate. The emphatic decision may finally persuade the Department of Justice to halt its campaign against medical marijuana, which remains illegal under federal law but has been legalized in 25 . . .

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