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Medical cannabis operators sued and not only did they win their lawsuit, the Judge Charles Breyer unloaded on the DEA in the decision:

In a scathing decision, a federal court in California has ruled that the Drug Enforcement Administration’s interpretation of a recent medical marijuana bill “defies language and logic,” “tortures the plain meaning of the statute” and is “at odds with fundamental notions of the rule of law.”

Judge Breyer didn’t stop there:

Breyer goes through the arguments against the DoJ’s case, referring to the floor debate as well as the plain language of the bill. But, “having no substantive response or evidence, the Government simply asserts that it ‘need not delve into legislative history here’ because the meaning of the statute is clearly in its favor,” Breyer writes. “The Court disagrees.” He called the DoJ’s interpretation of the amendment “counterintuitive and opportunistic.”

Continue reading:  Federal court torches the DEA over medical marijuana raids and prosecutions

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