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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

The Supreme Court, Pot, and Fark

The Fark discussion of the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing the Federal ban on medical marijuana is full of snarky comments on how conservatives are hypocritical advocates of states rights who are willing to grab power when it comes to drugs …

Wait a minute … In this case, the liberal wing of the Court unanimously favored the expansion of Federal power and most of the conservatives opposed it. On the other hand, some of pot's biggest fans were willing to either post their fantasies in advance of the facts or ignore the facts entirely, almost as though something had rotted their minds …

I noticed one of the commenters quoted from an apparently-famous pro-pot song:

Legalize it don't criticize it
I see no reason we can't do both.

Addendum: I had somehow accidentally disabled comments. The comments are enabled now.


Blogger David said...

I wasn't even totally sure if I was against the decision until I read that Thomas dissented.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't like the federal govt being involved in drug laws either, and I like Justice Thomas' criticism of the commerce clause, but isn't the basic principle that federal laws trump state laws? Not to be snarky, I really don't know.

11:12 PM  

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