California Rep. Sam Farr (D), along with familiar anti-drug war friends Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) have teamed up to push the Truth in Trials Act (H.R. 6134) through the House of Representatives. The Act, a version of which was previously attempted in 2003, would protect medical marijuana patients by counteracting Gonzales vs. Raich (2005) in allowing state legality of the drug to be offered as evidence.
This might save some folks from federal prosecution if they live in a state where the drug is legal. It would also be generally contrary to the Obama administration’s habit of cracking down on clinics in California, Colorado, Montana, andMichigan, and would be a nice step in drug policy humanitarianism and sanity.
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