You are a doctor who lives in a state where medical marijuana has been made legal, but a recent Supreme Court decision has declared your state’s measure invalid. Nonetheless, the practice of prescribing medical marijuana has continued in your state as if nothing has happened. Several of your terminally ill patients are asking you to continue to prescribe it because it relieves their pain. Answer the following questions:
a. What decision will you make, and why?
b. What are the legal repercussions when people continue to follow a state measure that has been declared invalid at the federal level?