Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, January 22, 2018

The most populous state in the union, with 39 million people, started allowing legal recreational pot sales three days before the Justice Department threatened to step up enforcement of federal prohibition. As people waiting in a line outside West Hollywood's MedMen brush off a rainstorm, Iain McDonald, an actor and Lyft driver from Australia, says he's puzzled by what he sees as a "war on California." "When they say state vs. federal -- as an outsider -- that doesn't feel right," he says. "The other countries I know would try to work with their states, not fight them." ... The decision by [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions on Jan. 4 to rescind an Obama-era memo that allowed states to decide for themselves whether to legalize marijuana is in many ways a direct challenge to federalism. It also may hasten a showdown in Congress, which is under growing pressure to allow states alone to either regulate or prohibit the plant.

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It's likely to be a big flop for GOP "principles".

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-22 12:55 PM | Reply

It's likely to be a big flop for GOP "principles".

Posted by jpw at 2018-01-22 12:55 PM | Reply

The GOP have principles????

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-22 12:56 PM | Reply

No it won't. Only Southern States have States' Rights in this ****hole of a country.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-01-22 12:58 PM | Reply

Supremacy Clause...this is not a States Rights issue until the Federal marijuana laws are changed to give the states the right to prohibit or allow it.

#4 | Posted by TXLIBERTARIAN at 2018-01-22 01:14 PM | Reply

The best way to get rid of bad laws is vigorous enforcement.

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-01-22 01:29 PM | Reply

#4 Spot on. Go to Congress to get it fixed.

#6 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-01-22 02:22 PM | Reply

The best way to get rid of bad laws is vigorous enforcement.

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg

"A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law."

"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws"

--Martin Luther King, Jr. (Letter from the Birmingham Jail)

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-22 02:42 PM | Reply

"The best way to get rid of bad laws is vigorous enforcement."

I guess civil forfeiture is a good law then. /sarcasm

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-22 09:37 PM | Reply

human rights.breligious and secular.

--who are these demons who secretly creep to invade their brothers and sisters?

#9 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-22 10:24 PM | Reply

California should just arrest any federal officials attempting to enforce MJ laws and if they resist, kill them.

#10 | Posted by bored at 2018-01-22 10:42 PM | Reply

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I think we should all become familiar with Jury nullification. It would get the judiciarys attention, among other things.

#11 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-01-22 11:44 PM | Reply

California should just arrest any federal officials attempting to enforce MJ laws and if they resist, kill them.

#10 | POSTED BY BORED AT 2018-01-22 10:42 PM | FLAG:

Relax Dude, no one's gonna take away your weed.

#12 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-01-23 09:56 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

So, A Bundy Ranch type of armed protest over the attempt to collect fees which were owed to the Government for grazing on federal lands,
which centered on states rights over federal lands.

Logical conclusion that it would be OK to protest federal overreach on the states rights to legalize marijuana.

The right seems to think that that type of armed protest was OK as long as one of their own was doing it.
The Marijuana Militia, yeah thats the ticket./s

No killings though, that would not be copacetic.

#13 | Posted by randomcanyon at 2018-01-23 10:32 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

The Marijuana Militia, yeah thats the ticket.

#13 | POSTED BY RANDOMCANYON AT 2018-01-23 10:32 AM | FLAG:

Drugs & guns, my kind of protest.

#14 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-01-23 11:38 AM | Reply

All joking aside, I never imagined it would be the issue of marijuana legalization that would become the real tip of the spear on the issue of States rights. And it is the perfect issue. It goes to the heart of divide between what rules the Federal Government can enforce on the States and what rules the States get to determine for themselves. We have had a trillion dollar War on Drugs that has created vast employment for Federal workers and huge bureaucratic budgets. Are the power mongers in DC willing to give that up in the name of States rights? Here we go...

#15 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-01-23 02:16 PM | Reply

This is for the sensible west coast.

You freaked out easterners, still might go to jail getting a quarter ounce for the weekend. Too bad, so sad.

Bad medicine.

#16 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-01-23 04:39 PM | Reply

All joking aside, I never imagined it would be the issue of marijuana legalization that would become the real tip of the spear on the issue of States rights.

#15 | POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2018-01-23 02:16 PM | FLAG:

From owning people to smoking a plant. That is quite a bit of an evolution.

#17 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-01-23 08:11 PM | Reply

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