As you may know by now, Colorado and Washington states have legalized “recreational” marijuana use. The citizens of these states have done a great disservice to their children’s future. I’m not concerned about the morons that are already smoking marijuana on a regular basis; they’re pretty much hopeless. What I am concerned about are the children. And not just about the children of these states, but the children of the entire nation.
I blame the pothead adults that voted for these so-called referendums. These selfish people disgust me. They don’t disgust me because they smoke pot; they disgust me because they want EVERYONE to smoke pot. They want everyone to take part in their misery and slavery to this toxic substance. They’re part and parcel of the denigration of the culture of this great land.
I know all the nonsense arguments about pot: “It’s not addictive.” “It’s safer than alcohol.” If it’s so safe, then why does virtually every nation on the earth deem it an illegal and harmful substance? Could it be that marijuana is a psychotropic drug that’s actually classified as a hallucinogen? Marijuana severely alters the state of your mind, and in some cases causes psychosis. It also leads to lower intelligence levels. Cliff Kincaid outlines it all of this and more in his article “Soros Remakes America into Narco Nation.” As well as the damaging psychological effects of smoking marijuana, it can also cause lung cancer.
The health and cultural problems of legalizing marijuana are obvious, but consider the legality of passing such legislation, which is in direct conflict with U.S. federal law.
The Supremacy Clause contained in the U.S. Constitution declares that the U.S. Constitution, Federal Statutes, and U.S. Treaties are “the supreme law of the land.” When a state passes a law that is contradictory to federal law and, in this case, a U.S. treaty as well, the state law must be pre-empted by federal law. All state judges are bound by the U.S. Constitution and acts passed by Congress.
So, in order to make this a state law, Colorado and Washington would have first had to challenge the constitutionality of The Controlled Substances Act passed by Congress in 1970, as well as several International Treaties to which the U.S. is a signatory. That challenge would then need to be successful in order to pass a state law that clearly undermines the “supreme law of the land”.
This law is a terrible move by these states who disregard the future and security of their children. These marijuana legalization laws are invalid and need to be declared so by the federal government, thereby saving the young people of both states.