Court: California's medical marijuana is an illegal drug in Oregon

Court: California's medical marijuana is an illegal drug in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that medical marijuana authorized in California stays in California.

Joel Berringer was convicted in Oregon of possessing of two pounds of marijuana but lost an appeal Wednesday.

He argued that his letter from a California doctor authorizing him to use medical marijuana should be good in Oregon.

But the Oregon Court of Appeals said Oregon does not enforce California's medical marijuana laws.

Oregon has its own medical marijuana law, but it didn't play a role in Berringer's case.

Berringer was arrested during a traffic stop for speeding in Clackamas County in 2006. He was taking a friend to Fort Lewis in Washington state.

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