Originally Posted by Isthmus
California can vote as it wishes, but so long as the federal government disagrees, federal law backs them, and they are wiling to enforce it, there isn't a whole heck of a lot california can do about it other than look the other way.
That's not exactly true.
The Federal government only has power over certain things. I.E. Interstate Commerce.
If they can keep the commerce inside the state of California, then the Federal Government (theoretically) doesn't have jurisdiction.