A really interesting article from Salon.com about the decision. Subscription or sitting through an ad required.
A guide to Gonzales vs. Raich
What the medical marijuana ruling means for patients, the commerce clause, marital sex, Antonin Scalia's career and more.
By Ryan Grim
June 7, 2005 | Before Monday's 6-3 Supreme Court ruling in Gonzales vs. Raich, federal agents had the authority to break down the doors of medical marijuana patients and haul them off -- and they still can. But should cancer patients who smoke pot worry about federal agents sending them to the clink? The reality is that more than 99 percent of all marijuana arrests are made at the state or local level. So if you live in California, where marijuana has been legal for medical purposes since the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, your medical marijuana card makes you pretty safe. (That is, unless your name is Angel Raich and you just sued the federal government.)