Saturday, January 2, 2010

Marijuana Legalization and Federalism

Earlier this week I published an article over at the California Independent Voter Network, touching on the issue of marijuana legalization, California's upcoming 2010 ballot initiative to allow the recreational use and possession of marijuana, and this initiative's broader ramifications for America's system of Federalism.


Excerpt:

"Not only are the individual freedoms of Californians to make a personal decision at stake (not to mention a great way to deal with the state's budget crisis), but the very nature and composition of our Union is at issue. Next year's ballot initiative will represent a direct challenge to Federal authority and it is important to understand the underlying legal and Constitutional history and context."

Read the full article here.

For more information on Federalism and state nullification of unconstitutional Federal laws, check out "Nullification: Friend of Liberty."

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2 comments:

Teresa said...

I am all for legalizing marijuana. It is not harmful to the individual and to be honest it helped me out with my pains from endometriosis. Gee.. come to think I could use some right now.

W. E. Messamore said...

Lol- nice, Teresa! Keep sticking it to the man. I am confident that it will be legal in most of the United States sooner than later.

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