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Ramon Macias-Carreon v. Holder

The Ninth Circuit held that a conviction under California Health and Safety Code section 11359, possession of marijuana for sale, is categorically a controlled substance offense for purposes of inadmissibility. This seems obvious, but the panel says the petitioner argued that 11359 could involve the sale of other substances besides marijuana that are not covered by the federal law. It rejected the argument because the petitioner apparently did not provide any citations to a case where that had occurred and because it seemed "facially implausible."