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The following annotated bibliography provides information in a number of areas. The state laws related to legalizing medical marijuana in effect as of January 2015 are summarized. In addition to the statute summaries, annotations of select articles are provided. The greatest portion of materials annotated involves federalism discussions and employment related issues. Also included, but to a much lesser extent are family law, transportation, and attorney ethics. Additionally, a few articles on state regulatory power and other topics are included. As this bibliography was being created, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate introduced legislation to reclassify marijuana within the Controlled Substances Act. Those bills are referenced in a section of the bibliography. At the end of the document there are lists of recent newspaper coverage of the medical marijuana laws and debates in the United States. The creators of this bibliography did not attempt to cover the breadth of information available on this topic. These resources are meant to provide a broad picture of the medical marijuana discussion at this time, along with some history of the topic. There is significantly more literature available on medical marijuana and the various legal issues surrounding it. However, this bibliography will give researchers a good start on compiling relevant materials for further study.

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Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Therese A. Clarke Arado & Annie Mentkowski, Medical Marijuana: An Overview of Select Resources, 35 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 461 (2014-2015).

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