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Legal and Public Attitudes Toward Marijuana Use

Despite these clearly changing attitudes, however, the federal government has taken no action to lessen the penalties or punitive treatment of marijuana use and possession in the United States. In fact, it has stepped up its prosecution, supported by a 2001 United States Supreme Court that effectively negates the decriminalization statutes passed in several states. In the 2001 case United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, 532 U.S. 483, 494-495, the United States Supreme Court held that there was no medical exception to the Controlled Substances Act...

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