US DEA special agent Richard Meyer of the San Francisco field office told the Lake County Record-Bee, as reported on Aug. 19, 2004:

“According to the United States Constitution there is a supremacy clause, which says that in case of conflict federal law precedes state law.

According to federal law, there is no such thing as medical marijuana. Marijuana is a dangerous drug that the United States Congress has classified as a Schedule One substance. A Schedule One substance doesn’t have any accepted medical use in the United States and a high potential for abuse.”

Related Link: What is the history of federal (US Government) drug scheduling?

Aug. 19, 2004