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    I hear the USSC ruled today that a state may not allow medical marijuana use.
    They want Congress to pass a law, I guess. No states rights, huh? I'd like to know who took this issue to the court to start with..anyone know?
     
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    Not sure who took it to the USSC, but this argument has been around for a long time. State's rights went away a looooooong time ago. Roe v Wade is about when it really started being eroded, but it began way before then.
     
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    Justice Stevens said the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 was a valid exercise of federal power by the Congress "even as applied to the troubling facts of this case".
     
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    The US Dept. of Justice took the case before the SCOTUS.

    http://usgovinfo.about.com/library/weekly/aa051501a.htm

     
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    They began eroding just after the Civil War, that is when Amendment 14 got passed. They eroded further when the State's representation in the Federal Government was taken by Amendment 17.
     
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    True, but Roe v Wade is probably the biggest and one of the earliest examples of state's rights being taken away in terms of legislation.
     
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    oops...from no1s' link...
    I guess it didn't change a thing, really..It looks like some group wasw involved.

    As long as it doesn't change state law for medical use, I don't have a problem with it. Just don't grow too much..Does this smack of prohibition or what? Kinda?
     
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    People need to realize that if they are growing Medical Marijuana, even for their own use, they are violating a Federal Law regardless of what the States' laws may be. This takes away the defense that the State finds it legal for this reason therefore I should not be held to this Federal standard and opens prosecution of many people growing Medicinal MJ at their home for their own use.
     
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    You may not like it,however it has always been this way since inception....
    Federal has jurisdiction over State...State has jurisdiction over County...and County has jurisdiction over City...not perfect but a needed jurisdiction to keep the wheels greased and running! :eek:
     
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    True...so then the only answer is for congress to pass a law allowing it. I guess.
     

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