And then I read about the junk science behind the push for legalization giving people the impression the drug is harmless.
And what does it say when the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Society of Addiction Medicine oppose the legalization of marijuana?
The only way states/ votes are honored in this case is for the feds to legalize it.
Both the voting and abortion, the way they were decided federally are constitutional issues. They are not analogous to this issue at discussion at all. Stick with the topic at hand and let's discuss that.
There are a number of things that are legal federally that are not legal in several individual states and localities. Alcohol and tobacco products are good examples here.
It comes down to this, if the feds have pot as illegal, the state vote gets ignored, especially if they vote to legalize. The feds still have the power to come on in and shut things down. If however, the federal congress legalizes it, states can still vote to make it illegal in their state.
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