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US judge approves distribution of marijuana

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7256.261/b (Published 29 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:261
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    A federal judge in Oakland, California, has approved the distribution of marijuana for medicinal purposes from a “medical marijuana” club. The decision marks the first time a federal judge has overturned a federal injunction against marijuana and may lead to more widespread approval of marijuana for medical purposes.

    US district court judge Charles Breyer ruled that the Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative could provide marijuana to club members …

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