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July 8 – July 18, 2005 – California Suspends Then Resumes Medical Marijuana ID Card Program

California suspends its medical marijuana ID card program on June 5, 2005 following a US Supreme Court ruling that the possession and cultivation of marijuana is a punishable federal offense in the case of Angel v. Raich.

The program is re-instated ten days later after a review by the state attorney general found that state employees could not be prosecuted for aiding or abetting the violation of a crime by issuing the ID cards.