This article states that the White House Drug Czar’s top people are saying that pot should be left up to the states.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/white-house-drug-officials-say-legal-marijuana-is-up-to-states/ They are wrong. The marijuana industry promotes the myth that marijuana regulation is a “states’ rights” issue and should be left up to the states. This is not true. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled twice that federal marijuana law preempts state marijuana laws and that marijuana control is a federal matter and not a states’ rights matter. United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers’ Cooperative, 532 US 483 (2001); Gonzales v. Raich, 545 U.S. 1 (2005) For example, it is indisputable that state medical-marijuana laws do not, and cannot, supersede federal laws that criminalize the possession of marijuana. United States v. Hicks, 722 F.Supp.2d 829 (E.D. Mich. 2010)
No one wants or can live with the mess that is in California. Please write your Senator and Representatives and tell them to oppose the STATES Act.
California’s legalization is a total failure. Colorado’s legalization affects the surrounding states. Seattle, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco have experienced rises in homelessness and crime.
By Peter Hitchens As the sickly-sweet stench of marijuana spreads ever further across the once-civilised Western world, there is one universal result. There are more crazy people. Some of them are dangerous.
Many of them are crazy because they have fried their brains with skunk. Some are crazier still because baffled doctors have added to the cocktail with various poorly understood prescription drugs.
But the chances that you will meet such a person grow daily, as our leaders refuse to enforce the laws against marijuana possession. They will grow still more if they are stupid enough to bow to the billionaire campaign to legalise this poison. Continue reading Cannabis means more crazy people→
RE: When Big Tobacco has a solid case you know there are problems by Mark Bonokoski. Canadian governments have spent many millions to dissuade young people taking up smoking tobacco, including requiring cancer-related photos on packaging. Polls show it is having positive results with fewer young people taking up the addictive and health damaging habit. This is another troubling aspect of PM Sunny Ways legalizing pot, a more harmful and addictive substance, then not requiring the same type of packaging as cigarettes. Not only is this likely lead to more young people smoking pot, it is another huge gift to organized crime. Along with allowing personal grow ops and poorly drafted, hard to enforce new pot laws. Big tobacco definitely has a legitimate case!
(The rollout of cannabis legislation seems rushed and all over the map.)
The real cost of marijuana legalization: Homelessness and trouble finding work.
Marijuana legalization is causing the homeless population in Pueblo, Colorado to rise. This video is a first-hand account of a young homeless man who was diagnosed with anxiety and depression disorder after starting to smoke marijuana at the age of 15. Devin was introduced to marijuana after his grandmother gave his mother (her daughter) the drug to combat chronic pain. The two started using the drug together and after moving to Colorado became homeless and are struggling to find work.
This story is a dramatic example of multi-generational drug use and how some of these conditions run within the family.