California doctors want to legalize marijuana (SF Chronicle blog)

 By Debra J. Saunders on Oct 17, 2011
The California Medical Association became the first statewide medical association to endorse the legalization of marijuana. “CMA may be the first organization of its kind to take this position, but we won’t be the last. This was a carefully considered, deliberative decision made exclusively on medical and scientific grounds,” James T. Hay, M.D., CMA President-Elect, said in a statement. “As physicians, we need to have a better understanding about the benefits and risks of medicinal cannabis so that we can provide the best care possible to our patients.”
Here is a link to a CMA background paper on the decision.
The docs also recommended that Washington reschedule marijuana so that it is no longer a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and researchers can better study its use.
Note to Obamaland: The more federal authorities try to bear down on medical marijuana, there more those under the boot want to fight back