Conflicting Smoke Signals

Recently, the US Attorney General, Jeff Session declared that he and his DoJ would reverse course on the doctrine set forth under Obama and Holder and restart enforcement of federal drug laws as they pertain to marijuana. This, frankly, leaves me feeling ambivalent since one could say that I’m getting conflicting smoke signals… and neither of them have anything directly to do with either medical or recreational use of cannabis.

To me this is an example of federal overreach resulting in the Constitution being in conflict with itself at this time. I find that the entirety of the federal drug laws, except those that cover importation, exportation, or interstate trafficking, to be violations of the 10th Amendment of the US Constitution. However, the Take Care Clause (Section 3, Clause 5) of Article II of the Constitution requires that the Executive shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed. In other words, the Constitution requires the Executive branch to enforce the laws set forth by the Legislative branch unless and until the Judicial branch declares said laws to be null and void.

That conflict is what’s making me ambivalent about this whole thing, not my personal opinions of either medical or recreational use of marijuana.

Related Reading:

DOJ OIG REPORT INTO CLINTON EMAIL INVESTIGATION: DOJ OIG RELEASES REPORT ON VARIOUS ACTIONS BY THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION AND  DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IN ADVANCE OF THE 2016 ELECTION
America: The Cookbook
Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses
The Three Branches: A Comparative Model of Separation of Powers (Oxford Constitutional Theory)
Comparative Federalism: A Systematic Inquiry, Second Edition

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Need A New Drug?


Need A New Drug?

Yeah, that’s about right. If Big Pharma decided to get into the medical marijuana marketspace – oh, and they will once a certain critical mass has been reached – this is so the type of television commercials we’d be seeing.

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The Society (Ascension)
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
The Medical Marijuana Guide: Cannabis and Your Health
America: A Narrative History (Brief Tenth Edition)  (Vol. 1)
The Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Action Plans: 4-Week Meal Plans to Heal the Immune System and Restore Overall Health

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Obama’s Next Four Years

America’s next four years are likely to be hard and frustrating. Obama’s next four years, on the other hand, are likely to be relatively pleasant, if a little vague.

Choom
Obama’s Next Four Years – Choom!

Obama’s already gotten the only thing he cared about – a second term so that he couldn’t be list as an abject failure as a POTUS. It’s all easy street from here on in for him and wife as they’ve got four more years of recurring lavish vacations that Americans have to pay for and no pressing needs that Obama really cares about.

You see, now that the elections are over, Obama can be more “flexible.” If he and Michelle wants to chill with a bong or blunt on a regular basis, that no longer really matters. And hey! It’s never too early for them to start teaching Sasha and Malia about their cultural heritage and how all drug laws are founded upon racism…

Related Reading:

The Three Languages of Politics: Talking Across the Political Divides
America : A Patriotic Primer
POWER: Surviving and Thriving After Narcissistic Abuse: A Collection of Essays on Malignant Narcissism and Recovery from Emotional Abuse
The Extraordinary Book of Useless Information: The Most Fascinating Facts That Don’t Really Matter
Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses

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