What do the State Right's people think of this?

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    Calif. pot dispensaries told to shut down - US news - Crime & courts - msnbc.com

    It seems that they are paying taxes, are responsible businesses operating within the laws of their State.

    On the other hand, the Federal government won't try to prosecute anyone because of the fear of losing the case and thereby setting precedent.

    That means this is simple harassment and potentially an illegal confiscation of personal property in violation of civil rights.

    I’m wondering about the ‘conservative’ members on this board? How do you feel about the Federal Government stepping on the rights of States?
     
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    I think it is outrageous. They are already paying millions in taxes. If they shut them down they'll be paying ZERO. Hard to understand the rationale.
     
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    Well you are ignoring the supremacy clause

    However, I wish the Feds would take the stance of adopting that states unique view on marijuana as to how it enforces it. Sorry for the bad wording, basically if Cali decriminalizes the government recognizes that position but if it remains illegal in Texas the government will allot resources if it wishes to help enforce the law.
     
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    It's a problem resulting from our stupid federal drug laws conflicting with CA's law. It was bound to happen.
     
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    The federal "war" on (some) drugs is a joke, in the absolutely poorest of taste....I'll throw the FDA in there for good measure.

    Just another federal cluster fuck that's better left to the free market, states and individuals to decide how to imbibe or medicate themselves.
     
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    The OP must be devastated that he didn't cause a wrestle with the dogma siezure.

    Must have thought that Conservatives were Democrats who held a different dogma.

    Alrighty, then... Let's turn this around. How do Liberals feel about a state flaunting Federal Law? Send in the US Marshalls? Escort the flower children through the harrassing crowds into the Marijuana clinics? Will Norman Rockwell rise from the grave tro reprise his famous poster of the little girl braving the gauntlet of hate in the Deep South?

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    The Supremacy Clause IS NOT an independent source of Federal power. It merely resolves that when Federal power is legitimate, and State law conflicts with it, Federal law controls.

    But the Feds should not be able to enact criminal law. This is a traditional and long-recognized state prerogative.
     
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    I'd sue the feds for over stepping it's authority.
     
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    So, where are all the "keep your laws off my body" liberoidals, now that Boiking's regime is the tool of their oppression?

    Anyone?

    Beuller?
     
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    And its not like the product won't be distributed.

    Prohibition is stupid. LEAP | Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
     
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