Alberto Gonzales V. Angel Mcclary Raich Case Study

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Alberto Gonzales v. Angel McClary Raich, 545 U.S Facts: California passed the “Compassionate Use Act of 1996” which allowed for ill residents to use medical marijuana for medical purposes. The respondents, Angel Raich and Diane Morson suffered from several illness that only medical marijuana could treat. They were growing marijuana in their home, and had their plants destroyed by DEA agents.The Defendant sued the Attorney General, arguing that Congress had exceeded their interstate commerce clause authority in legislating the behavior of a local citizen, consuming a locally grown herb in his own home, after the act was passed.

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