federal and state marijuana laws
Now that 20 states and DC have medical marijuana laws, it is confusing to compare the laws from state-to-state. One thing you’ll find is that some conditions are almost universally approved of for medical marijuana treatment, while others are nearly forgotten about....
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.