Riverside County DA says medical marijuana is illegal

September 21, 2006

Arnell DiMaandal, KESQ NewsChannel 3 (Palm Springs)

The Riverside County District Attorney's office released its opinion today on the legality of medical marijuana. The bottom line, the DA says, is marijuana is illegal. NewsChannel 3 has more on what many consider a very debatable issue.

The district attorney's office says the state medical marijuana law, which voters OK'd in 1996, violates federal law.  It's all written in what the DA's office calls ‘white paper.'

Medical marijuana advocates say that's an opinion not worth the white paper it's written on.

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors will vote on this issue next week.

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