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please help us find all information possible for a very dear friend of ours, who has court on monday morning.

rumor has it, a medical marijuana patient/defendant has the right to decline answering a state's attorney or judge's request in court, for their condition in which they use cannabis...

does anyone have any info on this, confirming this rumor?

please post everything you can find on the subject, in this thread.

thanks and much love to you all...:adore:
 
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puffweedy

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The law is very sketchy on this one. Due to the conflict between State and Federal law and the conflict of Doctor/Patient rights. The judge can order you to answer. I asked one of my lawyer friend about this and no one seems to know the exact rule on this. It also depend on what charge and case is pending on the person.
 

Smokin Moose

Fallen Cannabis Warrior
This is the respomse I received from Norml to my email

Mark:

I am reasonably certain that you are correct. The court can inquire as to whether the individual has a valid physician's recommendation, but they cannot get into the medical records to determine the precise medical reason for the recommendation.

To be certain, let me suggest that you call Bill Panzer, an experienced member of the NORML Legal Committee from Oakland and someone who is an expert in this area. Here is his contact information.

(510) 834-1892
wgpanzer@earthlink.net

I have copied Bill with this note.

Regards,

Keith Stroup, Esq.
NORML Legal Counsel
keith@norml.org
Marijuana Law Reform - NORML
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From: mark
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 18:20:03 +1000
To: <norml@norml.org>
Subject: help please

please help us find all information possible for a very dear friend of ours, who has court on monday morning.

rumor has it, a California medical marijuana patient/defendant has the right to decline answering a state's attorney or judge's request in court, for their condition in which they use cannabis...

does anyone have any info on this, confirming this rumor?

thanks

Mark





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Smokin Moose

Fallen Cannabis Warrior
I will post the forwarded response as soon as it arrives. I should have followed this up earlier but I thought Dank had it covered.
 
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