Good Moral Character Determination

A determination made by the federal government that an applicant for naturalization has been, for the proceeding five-year period, and will continue to be a person of good moral character. Violation of any controlled substances law (including with respect to marijuana) can be a conditional bar to good moral character.

Gonzalez v. Raich

2005 United States Supreme Court decision holding that the Controlled Substances Act does not exceed Congress’ authority under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution and that Congress has the authority to prohibit medical marijuana activities even in states that allowed it.

Genetics

Specific features and makeup of different types of cannabis plants.