The impact of state laws legalizing marijuana despite federal prohibition continues to grow and reverberate through the American political system from the bottom up.Details
Every state that opts out erodes federal power and hamstrings its enforcement efforts.Details
When it comes to real-life state action that defies and undermines federal authority, Americans can and do enthusiastically get on board.Details
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.”Details
In a recent interview on Air America Radio, Ron Paul took a strong stand in support of the Constitution and State Sovereignty – by stating that laws and regulations of Marijuana should be on a state level.
“If California wants to legalize it, let ’em legalize it,” Paul told host Richard Greene on Air America’s “Hollywood CLOUT!” program.Details
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday that the time is right to debate legalizing marijuana for recreational use in California.
The governor’s comments were made as support grows nationwide for relaxing pot laws and only days after a poll found that for the first time a majority of California voters back legal marijuana.Details
by Bob Egelko, SF Chronicle
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is sending strong signals that President Obama – who as a candidate said states should be allowed to make their own rules on medical marijuana – will end raids on pot dispensaries in California.
Asked at a Washington news conference Wednesday about Drug Enforcement Administration raids in California since Obama took office last month, Holder said the administration has changed its policy.Details
While there have been studies showing that marijuana can shrink cancerous tumors, medical marijuana is essentially a palliative drug.
If a doctor recommends marijuana to a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy and it helps them feel better, then it’s working. In the end, medical marijuana is a quality of life issue best left to patients and their doctors.Details
by Rep Ron Paul
K.K. Forss does not claim medical marijuana solves all his problems.Â His pain from a ruptured disc in his neck is debilitating.Â He is unable to go to work or to the First Baptist ChurchÂ he used to attend because of the pain and muscle spasms.Â Taxpayers through Medicare spend over $18,000 a year on his various medications.
Half of those drugs are strong narcotics.Â The other half address the various side-effects brought on by the first half, such as nausea, heartburn, heart palpitations, difficulty sleeping, and muscle spasms.Details