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    Supreme Court action upholds medical marijuana law

    The Supreme Court has refused to hear members of California law enforcement contest of California's medical marijuana law, which means that police in California are required to uphold that law by not busting anyone who has a prescription for their joints, and they can no longer raid marijuana pharmacies, hiding behind Federal law. In a statement, the Supremes made it clear that Federal law does not trump state law in this case.

    Excellent decision, and it's a good start towards dismantling the bogus war on drugs.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Supreme Court action upholds medical marijuana law

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The Supreme Court has refused to hear members of California law enforcement contest of California's medical marijuana law, which means that police in California are required to uphold that law by not busting anyone who has a prescription for their joints, and they can no longer raid marijuana pharmacies, hiding behind Federal law. In a statement, the Supremes made it clear that Federal law does not trump state law in this case.

    Excellent decision, and it's a good start towards dismantling the bogus war on drugs.

    Article is here.
    I really wish you would start quoting a portion of the article, and a link directly to the SCOTUS decision would help also.

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    Re: Supreme Court action upholds medical marijuana law

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I really wish you would start quoting a portion of the article, and a link directly to the SCOTUS decision would help also.
    Too lazy to click a link? That's what they are there for.
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    Re: Supreme Court action upholds medical marijuana law

    Seems to me thhe issue here is if local law enforcement agencies must enforce federal law.

    Of course not. Thats what federal llaw enforcement is for.

    See US v Printz (1997).

    So... what?

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    Re: Supreme Court action upholds medical marijuana law

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Seems to me thhe issue here is if local law enforcement agencies must enforce federal law.

    Of course not. Thats what federal llaw enforcement is for.

    See US v Printz (1997).

    So... what?
    So what? Here's the deal. Local agencies in California attempted to claim that they had to uphold Federal law, and that is a reason they were continuing to bust people who used weed for medical purposes. Now that the SCOTUS has rendered its opinion, the locals no longer have that excuse to harass and intimidate people, as they now MUST abide by California law.

    For whatever problems Bush had while he was president, he did do some things right, and his pick of Supreme Court justices was one of them.
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    Re: Supreme Court action upholds medical marijuana law

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    So what? Here's the deal. Local agencies in California attempted to claim that they had to uphold Federal law, and that is a reason they were continuing to bust people who used weed for medical purposes. Now that the SCOTUS has rendered its opinion, the locals no longer have that excuse to harass and intimidate people, as they now MUST abide by California law.
    Again, so what? This isnt a vindication of any sort of law or policy re: MJ, but the resolutuion of a question of intratstate power that had a pre-determined answer.

    For whatever problems Bush had while he was president, he did do some things right, and his pick of Supreme Court justices was one of them.
    Agree there.

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    Re: Supreme Court action upholds medical marijuana law

    Screw dope, and dopers! Legal grass, I could care less, but all the other sh*t should stay illegal.

    And I fully support the cops especially when they harass a-holes!

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    Re: Supreme Court action upholds medical marijuana law

    Quote Originally Posted by DamnYankee View Post
    Screw dope, and dopers! Legal grass, I could care less, but all the other sh*t should stay illegal.

    And I fully support the cops especially when they harass a-holes!
    Would you care to elaborate on why you feel this way?

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    Re: Supreme Court action upholds medical marijuana law

    I don't know why this even got to a federal court. Counties in a state refusing to do what the state legislature said would be controlled by a state constitution. Battles between the state and the federal authority would be taken up in the federal court, suit brought by the state or federal entity being wronged. I think the U.S. supreme court simply found that it was not the place for the argument which it often does (was returned without any comment whatsoever).

    I noticed in the article that the California supreme court also refused to hear the case. Seems to me that they should have ruled on an unresolved state issue which had no business in the U.S. Supreme court. Are they slackin'?

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    Re: Supreme Court action upholds medical marijuana law

    Quote Originally Posted by DamnYankee View Post
    Screw dope, and dopers! Legal grass, I could care less, but all the other sh*t should stay illegal.

    And I fully support the cops especially when they harass a-holes!
    I guess they have to be a'holes when they are dying of cancer and are looking for any way to alleviate the pain. Yea, people with cancer are real buttholes, aren't they?
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