The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on March 8, 2012 that evidence of “medical necessity” was properly excluded in a marijuana possession trial, because Congress has found that marijuana provides no medical benefit to patients.

In United States v. Henry, the government moved to exclude any evidence that Mr. Henry was growing marijuana on his own property because he suffered from a serious medical illness which he treated with marijuana. The court held that such defense was foreclosed by Congress’ classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, for which there is no accepted medical use.


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