United States v. McIntosh

United States v. McIntosh
Monday, August 29, 2016
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If I told you Judge O'Scannlain has laid the groundwork to enjoin the federal government from prosecuting marijuana cases, you'd ask me what I had been smoking.But it's true.This week the COTW gets around to tackling the big McIntosh decision: the Ninth's rebuff to federal efforts to prosecute medical marijuana cases (despite Congress' refusal to actually pay for that work).It is a huge defense win, albeit one layered up with some caveats and warnings and threats and bluffs. Ah well, we'll take it.Congratulations to ND Cal CJA comrade Mark Zilversmit, ED Wa & Idaho AFPD Robert Fischer, and ED Cal AFPD Andras Farkas for their news-making victory.