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Supreme Court Justice Questions Federal Laws on Marijuana

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Adrianna P.R Rhodes-Maxwell
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“A prohibition on interstate use or cultivation of marijuana may no longer be necessary or proper to support the federal government’s piecemeal approach,” were some of the sentiments stated by one of the nation’s most recognizable Supreme Court Justices, Clarence Thomas.

“Federal policies of the past 16 years have greatly undermined its reasoning,” he stated. “The federal government’s current approach is a half-in, half-out regime that simultaneously tolerates and forbids local use of marijuana.”

The Justice goes on to say, “Under this rule, a business that is still in the red after it pays its workers and keeps the lights on might nonetheless owe substantial federal income tax…(The federal government’s) willingness to look the other way on marijuana is more episodic than coherent.”

As of now, 36 states allow medical marijuana, and 18 also allow recreational use

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