violentsalvation: Oh, really?!
dr_blasto: dywed88: somemoron: I'm not a lawyer or government studiologist, so maybe someone familiar with the state vs federal system can chime in:Let's say the feds never legalize pot at the national level... but all the states individually do. What power/authority does the fed have in a case where no crime is committed at the state level, but on a federal level, if only on paper? Is it even possible (legally) for the fed to maintain its illegality?Doesn't have to be pot, could be anything. Just curious about how this odd scenario would work out.The Feds have every legal right to bust your ass for having pot in your own living room and to charge the state licensed distributor who sold it to you with drug trafficking (and probably a lot of follow up crimes). Federal law trumps state law, plain and simple.They have said they won't pursue minor possession or state approved activities off of Federal land. But that is an administrative policy and if the next President decided he really needed the law and order vote, there is nothing stopping him from reversing that policy.They certainly do have the legal authority, but they do not have the personnel. The DEA isn't so massive that they could attack the legal pot "problem" at the user end. There is zero chance of them projecting that legal authority to the user base. They can and will perform the small busts of morons that need to challenge their authority directly. They may go after the larger pot businesses, but at some point the DEA and other alphabet agencies won't be able to chase down all the bits and pieces as there will simply be too many. They won't have the needed bandwidth with USAs and they will have a very difficult time with juries.In the end, the IRS will be the only way to stop the pot industry.
fusillade762: I'm betting they saved more than that by not locking up pot smokers.And not arming local police with military grade weapons and armor to bust down doors to look for the pot smokers.
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