In re Grand Jury Subpoena for THCF Medical Clinic Records

(2007): The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington quashed a subpoena directed to the State of Oregon to reveal information about 17 patients receiving medical marijuana. The court found that the subpoena issued by the federal government to prove criminal violations against a medical marijuana clinic was unreasonable, since the government did not have strong need for the information and the state would be violating its own laws regarding confidentiality to reveal the information sought, which, in addition, would deter medical marijuana patients from participating the the state's medical marijuana program. Balancing these interests, the court concluded that the subpoena should be quashed. Click to view the ruling.