The Founding Fathers saw good promise in hemp and some even farmed it themselves. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington both grew hemp, and Benjamin Franklin owned one of Americaâ€™s first paper mills that produced durable and long-lasting hemp paper
Now that Heath Care legislation has passed, the obvious question for opponents is this: Now What? My answer is best summed up with just one word
Eric Holder, along with the rest of the DC establishment, believes that the 10th Amendment and Constitutional limits on federal power are little more than a minor nuisance to their supremacy in all things.
Kansas, New York and other states are looking to the principle of interposition, enshrined in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, and the sovereignty reserved under the 10th Amendment to protect their patients and caregivers from Federal prosecution in their foolhardy “War on Drugs.”
In America, our liberties our ostensibly protected by the U.S. Constitution and particularly the Bill of Rights. How much has the drug war compromised our Constitutional rights? Let us consider a countdown, starting with the Tenth Amendment and moving to First.
From the Tenther Grapevine: “According to our friends at NORML, there are now 13 states who are openly resisting federal laws on medical marijuana. And now my home state of California is on the verge of taking it to the next level â€“ full legalization.”
My home state of California usually interacts with the federal government by genuflecting. But, on a few issues – very few, that is – they’ve got plenty of backbone.
In this week’s podcast, Paul Armentano, Deputy Director of NORML discusses the unconstitutional nature of the war on marijuana, the history of marijuana prohibition in the U.S., the commerce clause as a federal excuse to regulate and prohibit various activities and more.
It is time that we allowed our unique federalist system to work the way it was intended. Patients and their state representatives should have the authority to enact laws permitting the medical use of cannabis — free from federal interference.
Last week, another bill was passed and signed into law that takes more of our freedoms and violates the Constitution of the United States.
It was, of course, done for the sake of the children, and in the name of the health of the citizenry. Itâ€™s always the case that when your liberty is seized, it is seized for your own good. Such is the condescension of Washington.
American marijuana prohibition began in 1937. Since its heyday in 1970, the federal government has defined marijuana as having a high potential for abuse and no currently accepted medical use in treatment.