On Recreational Marijuana Colorado Governor Says States Have Soverignty

Ever since the states of Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana questions have been abound on the degree that the federal government could enforce the controlled substances act against these states.  The Obama Administration took the back seat to enforcement by allowing states like Colorado to figure out how to regulate and enforce marijuana.

With the election of Donald Trump to the Presidecy questions have come up on the state of recreational marijuana use in the United States as more states have opted into legalizing the modern day cash crop.

Appearing on NBC’s Meet The Press, Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper suggested that the Trump Administration would not try to enforce the controlled substances act against the states because the states have soverignty on this issue.

From The Denver Post:

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, as a guest on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, downplayed the possibility that the Trump administration would take aim at Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry, saying legalization’s inclusion in the state Constitution makes it unclear whether the federal government could shut it down.

Being one of the touchy subjects of the past few years the prospect of legalizing marijuana is becoming a mainstream idea. The Libertarian movement has brought this front and center and has propelled the debate into the realm of freedom.


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