These states have placed the power where it belongs, in the hands of doctors and patients. But the federal government has vetoed these decisions. Federal authorities have usurped the power to make everyone, everywhere, comply with their paranoid preferences about marijuana. Never mind the Constitution. Never mind human rights. Never mind popular will. Never mind science. Never mind what doctors say. Never mind individual differences. Never mind suffering and death.
The will of the people should be paramount when that will affirms individual rights, as the laws in the several states allowing the use of medical marijuana have done. Federal law is in error on this matter. Additionally, federal law does not supersede state law. This fact was established in 1798, and it is still valid today. Enforcing federal law in violation of state law simply alienates the citizens of those states from the federal gov’t, leading ultimately to the dissolution of the union. This practice must be stopped. Federal law must be modified.