Monday, March 18, 2013

A violation of the constitution: Why Colorado's and Washington's marijuana laws should be struck down

     Recently, Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana. However it is illegal under federal law. Under the national supremacy clause in article VI of the constitution, national law is supreme over state law. This means that by passing a state law that violates federal law, Colorado and Washington are breaking the constitution. I urge the Justice department to take action and prevent these laws from taking effect, even if it means bringing it to the Supreme Court. Otherwise, it will send a message to the states that if they do not like a federal law, all they have to do is pass a state law to overturn it. Also,  the states and the federal government would be implying that they don't care about enforcing the constitution by allowing it to be broken so easily.

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