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InvisibleTHE KRAT BARON
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Federal Anti-Drug Laws Trump State Pot Rules
    #4270321 - 06/08/05 02:14 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

From my local paper (Tuesday June 7 '05). I won't go through and quote the whole article because it is huge. I am sure you can find an article relating to the same issue right online.

"Federal Anti-Drug Laws Trump State Pot Rules
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that terminally ill patients whose states allow them to smoke marijuana to alleviate pain can still be prosecuted for vioilating federal drug laws.

In a 6-3 decision, the court ruled that federal drug laws, which say marijuana has no medical value, trump statutes in 11 states that allowed terminally ill patients to use the drug or limit penalties for doing so.

Although the ruling does not overturn state laws, it means patients who use maijuana for medical reasons could be arrested and prosecuted under federal Controlled Subtances Act..."

Seperate Article right next to this one:

"Police Aren't Eager To Pursue Pot Ruling

Oregon stopped issuing medical marijuana cards after Monday's Supreme Court ruling, but people could apparently still get pot with a doctor's prescription there and in nine other states. And nobody in law enforcement appeared eager to make headlines arresting ailing patients...

The high court ruled 6-3 that people who smoke marijuana because their doctors recommend it to ease pain can be prosecuted for violating federal drug laws.

The ruling does not strike down medical marijuana laws in California, Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont or Washington State. State and local authorities in most of those states said they have no interest in arresting people who smoke pot for medical purposes."

I find this utterly ridiculous and I am proud these states are standing up against the federal government. It could be a step backwards yet I guess in a way it could be a step forward. Depends on how you look at it.

What are your thoughts on this?


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Re: Federal Anti-Drug Laws Trump State Pot Rules [Re: THE KRAT BARON]
    #4270348 - 06/08/05 02:27 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Considering how many agree that those with chronic ailments should have weed if it makes them feel better, I think most of these states will simply thumb their noses at the Federal laws, and really won't go too far out of their way to try to prosecute such cases. I do think the suppliers will become more clandestine, as will the patients, but the genie is out of the bottle now, and it won't be stopped, no matter how much the Federal Government may bitch and whine about it.....


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Re: Federal Anti-Drug Laws Trump State Pot Rules [Re: Le_Canard]
    #4271032 - 06/08/05 10:59 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

the genie is out of the bottle now, and it won't be stopped, no matter how much the Federal Government may bitch and whine about it.....


I hope your right.


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Re: Federal Anti-Drug Laws Trump State Pot Rules [Re: THE KRAT BARON]
    #4271044 - 06/08/05 11:11 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

A sad day indeed.....Really is the land of the free, free to cut of your ways of pain relief...


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Re: Federal Anti-Drug Laws Trump State Pot Rules [Re: barfightlard]
    #4271067 - 06/08/05 11:25 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

The land of the Free? Who ever told you that is your enemy!


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Re: Federal Anti-Drug Laws Trump State Pot Rules [Re: QuantumMeltdown]
    #4271069 - 06/08/05 11:25 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

:lol:


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Re: Federal Anti-Drug Laws Trump State Pot Rules [Re: QuantumMeltdown]
    #4271075 - 06/08/05 11:26 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Rage  :thumbup:


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