Democracy Now: Supreme Court Rules Against Medical Marijuana Use

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal government can prosecute the sick for the medical use of marijuana, even in states where it is legal. In a 6-3 ruling, the court agreed with the Bush administration that the regulation of controlled substances, including marijuana, is the province of Congress without exception. [includes rush transcript]Justice John Paul Stevens wrote for the majority “If there is any conflict between federal and state law, federal law shall prevail.”

Interviews with Ed Rosenthal and Angel Raich.