As promised, here is my analysis of Gonzales v. Raich. I have read the entire decision and dissents. It seems to me that unless the court decides to be wildly inconsistent, or awards the win to Oregon based on a technical flaw in the way that Attorney General John Ashcroft sought to preclude the use of federally controlled substances in assisted suicide, then I can’t see how the Supreme Court can rule that federal law can be enforced against users of medical marijuana, but not doctors who prescribe controlled substances for use in assisted suicide. I mean come on: Medical marijuana merely seeks to control symptoms but assisted suicide is intended to kill.

Articles by Wesley J. Smith

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