State of Washington v. Tracy

This court case is completed

The Washington Supreme Court rejected a seriously ill woman’s plea to use medical marijuana to alleviate chronic pain, even though she had a doctor’s written recommendation. A trial court did not allow her to raise her defense under the state’s Medical Use of Marijuana Act. The court ruled that her California medical marijuana card was not valid in Washington, even though out-of-state doctors may write prescriptions for stronger medications. Tracy was found guilty; an appeals court upheld the conviction.