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Well researched and explained piece, covering all germane angles - med use, recreational use, tax, and the futility of criminalization as a public policy.
Perhaps a follow-up piece on how fed law and state law work together?
"Somehow I suspect...."
Perhaps. I am somewhat more sanguine about it. I think, jouris, NOT all people are morons. The happy fact of the Gaussian Curve is only 2 SD below the mean/mode/median are morons. That is a small %age of the population. Most folks, irrespective of $, class, years of education, color, creed, gender, have something called Common Sense in the final hour of reckoning. TE's readership is NOT an accurate cross-sectional slice of the Gaussian Curve. It is very much distorted by Pretend Morons - posters who are dedicated to the task of sowing deliberate nonsense (one can only guess at their agenda and motive) and instigating anger and discord by picking fights from nowhere, fights that employ the opus operandi of personall attacks with vulgarity, lies and slanders. Personally, I think this unfortunate "state of the union" has to run its course. When the entire course is run, it shall have reached its fated dead end. There are many many very intelligent posters who are writing in as we enter the second year of MAGA.
Recall there was, only a couple of days ago, another article on legalization of cannibis in CA. Go back to that article and read in blocks (the way I read TE's community forums) all the comments written there. You think the asinine ones will have a chance to repeat themselves interminably? I submit not. NOT ALL minds are closed to knowledge. The ones slated to perish and perish soon are.
Somehow I suspect that state and Federal law will "work together" on this about as well as they are on immigration these days. At least as long as Attorney General Sessions is driving Federal policy.
Perhaps. I am somewhat more sanguine about it. I think
Oh, I am pretty sanguine about the situation. In the long run; probably even in the medium term. Just not while Sessions is driving things, which looks to be a few more years yet.
After all, a significant majority of the population, including a majority of Republicans, think legalization should happen. Eventually, Congress will find itself with a majority of members which are willing to do the sensible thing. Just not yet.
edit: whoops, wrong post.