California Connected

Medical Marijuana
produced by Angela Shelley
April 10, 2003

In 1996, the people of California voted 2-to-1 in favor of Proposition 215, allowing for the “medical” use of marijuana in cases where there has been a doctor’s recommendation. As a result of this successful voter-initiative, so-called “cannabis clubs” sprung up all across the state, allowing its members to freely grow — and use — pot.

There is just one problem.

The federal government asserts that there is no such thing as “medical” marijuana. To them, there is only “marijuana” and that substance is illegal in the United States of America.