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PEOPLE v. MOWER, S094490

The Compassionate Use Act of 1996, authorizing medical use of marijuana, does not confer complete immunity from prosecution, but allows a defendant to raise his or her status as a qualified patient or primary caregiver as a defense at trial, or in a motion to set aside an indictment or information.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/18/2002
  • Published 07/18/2002

Judges

  • GEORGE, C.J.

Court

  • Supreme Court of California

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  •  Gerald F. Uelmen, Santa Clara, under appointment by the Supreme Court;  and Richard D. Runcie, Fresno, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Ann Brick for the ACLU of Northern California as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant., Graham Boyd for American Civil Liberties Union as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant., Mark Rosenbaum, Los Angeles, for the ACLU of Southern California as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant., Jordan C. Budd for the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant., Daniel N. Abrahamson for the Lindesmith Center Drug-Policy Foundation as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant.,  Law Office of J. David Nick, J. David Nick and Ean Vizzi for National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant., Massa & Associates and Richard J. Massa, Lakeport, for Sudi Pebbles Trippet and Tod Mikuriya as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, David P. Druliner and Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorneys General, Jo Graves, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Stephen G. Herndon and Maureen A. Daly, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.

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