"The state marijuana laws have resulted in a ``worsening of relations between federal, state and local law enforcement,'' Acting Assistant Attorney General Robert Diegelman wrote the review of the report."
What you are saying is true,and there has been alot of cases of the feds overriding state laws and raiding providers.Massive federal raids took place in California resulting in patients having a hard time getting their medicine.Growers are supposed to be certified and registered,at least in my state.Do you think if this issue of federal repression of states rights to sanction medical use ever goes before the supreme court,and the court rules favoribly for some reason it could affect the whole issue of state laws vs. federal laws,not only on this issue,but every issue? I doubt it would happen,but it would be a real breakthrough for freedoms.
posted on 12/01/2002 12:59:19 PM PST
The SCOTUS ruling are supposed to really on reflect on the one case brought before it. However, it would give something for the lower courts to base future rulings on, if they agree with the SCOTUS.
Unless something is done at the federal legislative level, we'll end up with a hodge podge of states that either allow or disallow use. This will lead to other courts, which will keep forcing the issue to the fed level. All in all, we're looking at probably a good 20 years before anything is done.
posted on 12/02/2002 6:24:50 AM PST
Have the Feds ever heard of the 10th Amemendment?
posted on 12/02/2002 10:04:08 AM PST
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