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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
States’ rights advocates are hypocrites if they favor continued federal ban on marijuana
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By Pat Cunningham
Dec. 12, 2012 5:15 p.m.





One of the many ironies of Republican politics these days is that the party that most favors states’ right also is least inclined to let states where marijuana has been legalized avoid enforcement of federal laws against the weed.

Marijuana use for medical purposes is now legal in 18 states, and two of those states also have made the stuff legal for recreational use. But the federal Controlled Substances Act makes marijuana use illegal under any circumstances.

Naturally, a question arises: Should the feds crack down on the use of pot in states where it’s been made legal? Those who say yes, according ...

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