Originally Posted by copestag
well as someone with no stake in it either way...... I'll make an observation that could be good for either side of the argument
as the old saying goes........ crap or get off the pot (no pun intended here)
how many times are we going to see a state pass a law in direct conflict with federal law...... and the federal govt turn a blind eye?
this is no different than DADT, sanctuary cities, deviant marriage, etc
if the fed is going to sit by and ignore the laws by allowing states to do as they please then they should get rid of the laws
so one of two things should happen here by the fed.......... they should either completely decriminalize marijuana use OR they should enforce the law the same way they enforce things like the legal drinking age....... withhold all funds to any state who violates federal law
Federal funds don't matter to some States. I give you Nevada as the number one example. Gambling and prostitution are legal, in conflict with federal laws, so they don't receive federal funding. Do you see the govt ruining Nevada? It has been 50+ years now.
Funny thing is, weed/hemp could bring the US more textile, factory and farming jobs than any other single job creation act a President could sign. I predict that Obama will end the so called war on pot in his last year and be credited with creating billions in taxes and millions of new jobs for the US.