This article states that the White House Drug Czar’s top people are saying that pot should be left up to the 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.