Here is the relevant portion of the States Right to Medical Marijuana Act
FEDERAL FOOD, DRUG, AND COSMETIC ACT.
(a) In General- No provision of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act shall prohibit or otherwise restrict--
(1) the prescription or recommendation of marijuana by a physician for medical use,
(2) an individual from obtaining and using marijuana from a prescription or recommendation of marijuana by a physician for medical use by such individual, or
(3) a pharmacy from obtaining and holding marijuana for the prescription or recommendation of marijuana by a physician for medical use,
in a State in which marijuana may be prescribed or recommended by a physician for medical use under applicable State law.
(b) Production- No provision of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act shall prohibit or otherwise restrict an entity established by a State, in which marijuana may be prescribed or recommended by a physician for medical use, for the purpose of producing marijuana for prescription or recommendation by a physician for medical use from producing and distributing marijuana for such purpose.
Compare that to the civil penalties handed out to anyone violating any aspect of any risk management plan doled out by the FDA under Waxman's watchful eye,
Waxman said of those who opposed a bill to give states the right to regulate the use of marijuana for medical purposes: They "think we should just say no to sick and dying patients because it looks like we're getting tough on drugs."
Is that like saying no to sick and dying patients because it looks like we are getting tough on drug safety?
PS. See the following article
High School Students Getting Medical Marijuana Cards In California
Some California teens are giving a new meaning to "high" school.
Students are finding easy access to medical marijuana cards and presenting those cards to school authorities as a legitimate excuse for getting high.
But, where are the cards coming from?
A letter was sent home to parents of students in the Grossmont Union High School District.
"It's not a get out of jail free card at all." Catherine Martin says even though medical marijuana is legal in California, the law doesn't apply to schools which are subject to federal law. The district also says the students most recently suspended for being high with cards in hand - didn't have major illnesses.
"Students are getting them for things like sleeplessness and stress - it just draws into question how easy is it for people to get their hands on these cards."
Well, at least they are not promoting off-label drug use....