We are not lawyers but pay attention United States Federal Law trumps State Law. This is written clearly in Article VI of the Unites States Constitution. The section of Article VI that stands out is this: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any state to the Contrary notwithstanding.” This clearly defines that United States Federal Law trumps State Law.
Douglas MacArthur’s said, “Rules are mostly made to be broken and are too often for the lazy to hide behind.” This completely applies to our modern-day scenario regarding the legalization of marijuana regardless of whether it is for medicinal or recreational purposes. The ideas that United States Federal Law trumps State Law is not applicable in today’s world. The reason is that States like Colorado and more than 20 other states are following Mr. MacArthur’s lead. They have completely broken Federal Law and have been abiding by State Law. Colorado for example started following the MacArthur lead in 2012 by passing Amendment 64.
Many of the statements President Trump made during his campaign suggest he prefers to have less Federal Government in our lives. He is suggested that oftentimes, the ruling of laws should be the States’s responsibility versus the Federal Government. So we then ponder, Will Trump Formally Trump Federal Law allowing States to Rule on Legalization of Marijuana? It seems as though this is a state by state issue based on the past few years, specifically during elections of 2016.
We now have over 20 states in the United States that have voted to legalize marijuana medically. Some of these states also have voted either in 2016 or prior to legalize recreational marijuana. Based on these facts, the concept that United States Federal Law trumps State Law is clearly not working for the Federal Government. In fact, just the opposite. If the above observations to come to fruition, perhaps we will see President Trump formally acknowledge and put into law that the usage of medical or recreational marijuana is a state issue relieving the Federal Government of this burden.
The war on drugs is not about marijuana. Marijuana is not killing, yet just the opposite, its healing. The war on drugs needs to be about the opioid epidemic, the massive meth and heroin problems. These are drugs that are killing. A war should be about abolishing death, not abolishing peace. Marijuana is not causing violence or harm to others but I am suggesting the opioid, heroin and meth issues are. So Mr. Trump, please release this ridiculous burden off the Federal Government, officially place this burden on our States, and shift the so-called war on drugs to eliminate the opioid, heroin and meth problems facing our wonderful country.