federal and state marijuana laws
Republican lawmakers believe President Obama is being a hypocrite by allowing legal marijuana states, both medical and recreational, to operate without suffering federal prosecution.
The federal government, along with anti-drug groups, would like to paint a portrait for the American public that stoned supporters of the legalized marijuana movement are all saggy-pants thugs and unemployed hippies -- nothing could be further from the truth.
“You hit a 7-Eleven, you’ll get 20 bucks. You hit a dispensary, you’ll get $300,000 on a good day,” says Denver’s District Attorney, Mitch Morrissey. “It’s only a matter of time before someone gets shot.”
Legalizing marijuana is a one of the most viable opportunities a state has for strengthening their economy and more state governments should follow Colorado’s lead.
At the beginning of 2013, Colorado Representative Jared Polis jumped into Washington DC with all bongs blazing and introduced a controversial new bill aimed at abolishing the current state of marijuana prohibition across the United States.