Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Court Ruling Get Feds Out of State Pot Enforcement

Finally some good news. keeping in mind it ain't over 'til it's over: According to Cannabis Now magazine, the 9th Circuit Court just ruled the federal government can't get involved in marijuana enforcement or prosecution that runs contrary to state law, at least that's how I"m reading it. So, if the state says it's ok to grow pot for recreational purposes, the feds can't come in and make arrests. 

Sounds great, but I don't think we've heard the last of this. For one thing, I read somewhere the 9th Circuit Court is, if not the most, than one of the most reversed courts in the country. That, and I can see a lot of energy being put into bringing this before the Supreme Court. It's too much an affront to federal power for the Obama Administration to just let it slide. If it does end up before the Supremes, I would expect them to rule on behalf the feds as they often do.

Enjoy it while you can, folks.

Addendum: I just noticed Forbes magazine has a slightly different take on this in an article by Reason Editor, Jacob Sullum. I don't have time to read the whole article now. It would cut into my drinking time, but those of you that do read it, feel free to comment. And who'da thunk our very own Lost Coast Outpost would get mentioned toward the end of the article?


At 4:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred always enjoy your blogs.... Even while getting in the way of my drinking time... R

At 5:25 PM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

The 9th circuit is a liberalized clusterfuck.

At 5:26 PM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

The 9th circuit is a liberalized clusterfuck.

At 7:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just a political campaign. Already clinton is pounding the drum, declaring she will declassify it, & Johnson has been promoting regulating & taxing it for years. (Castle is the only candidate who demands we decriminalize, which is one reason he's never mentioned).
The people have the duty & the power to nullify bad laws & to defund unconstitutional agencies. It's that simple. The hard part is getting the people to shrug off their indoctrination so they can then educate themselves. The govt is limited by contract, to only the 17 duties outlined in the contract. The exercise of their power must be consistent with the delegated roles. - James Madison paraphrased.
Speaking of nullification, the LavaFlow podcast might be useful. http://thelavaflow.com/the-nullify-all-the-things-edition-tls043/


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