The collapse of pot prohibition divides Republicans and exposes fair-weather federalists

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. – The 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution

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Sorry but if one believes in following the Constitution one should have absolutely no beef with cannabis legalization on a state level. It is clearly a state issue if one understands the 10th Amendment. The federal government has no business prohibiting use in the states. None. Absolutely none.

Also it is impossible to be a “constitutional conservative” and be for federal prohibition. One can be for prohibition on a state level. That’s consistent with the founder’s vision. But the federal drug war ain’t.

There are no excuses. There are no exceptions if one truly believes in restoring the Constitution. There is the unconstitutional federal power grab which is the War on Drugs and there is the Constitution.

Take your pick.

(From Reason)

At the end of last month, seven Republican members of Oklahoma’s legislature, including five of the most conservative, publicly criticized that state’s Republican attorney general, Scott Pruitt, for trying to reverse marijuana legalization in Colorado. “Oklahoma has been a pioneer and a leader in standing up to federal usurpations of power on everything from gun control to Obamacare,” they wrote in a letter to Pruitt, who last month joined Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Colorado from regulating marijuana businesses. “We believe this lawsuit against our sister state has the potential, if it were to be successful at the Supreme Court, to undermine all of those efforts to protect our own state’s right to govern itself under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”

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