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Obama administration considering ways to overturn marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado

07.12.2012 17:09

New legislation in Washington state went into effect this week that legalizes for the first time in ages the possession of marijuana. Federal law still says otherwise, though, setting up the Justice Department to make some serious determinations.

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Bruce Fisher 04.08.2013 14:45

O-Bomb-a: Your drug policy has failed spectacularly. You really need to back down and apologize to the states, You should disarm the police state and tell the private prisons that their government sponsored circus is done. And let the alcohol industry know they will need to "compete" with weed....


Bryce Kinney 13.03.2013 15:15

The government doesn't even have the constitutional authority to prohibit a substance. That's why before the prohibition of alcohol the federal government had to ammend the constitution in order to enforce it. But through lies, propaganda, and time, they've suceeded in convincing the population that they have the authority to tell us that they can dictate what we can put in our bodies. They can throw non-violent drug-users in prison now, and no ones cares and treats them like actual criminals


Rob Genaa 06.03.2013 13:31

Under laws in Malaysia marijuana is illegal also. So what if "federal law", that applies ONLY to Washington DC, says marijuana is illegal!

Th e 10th amendment plainly states that the feds don't have jurisdiction or lawful ability to pass laws on the states that the Constitution does not expressly give them the ability to do.

The "people" created the government to SERVE us, the government doesn't create anything and certainly didn't create the "people".

Anonymous user 05.03.2013 15:29

Anon 19:23. You better check again because there is no more gov by and for the people.

Anonymous user 05.03.2013 15:23

last time I checked it's a government of the people, by the people, for the people.


Jesse Lyon 05.03.2013 14:19

I agree. With JP. Since when do the people vote, and the government get to decide they have better things to do than to listen to us?

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