With the stroke of Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy’s pen, licensed physicians can prescribe medicinal marijuana for adults suffering from certain debilitating diseases or medical condition. The state is 17th to have passed such a law – and full defiance of federal laws and regulations.
Will this new state law, over one-third of American states have legalized medicinal marijuana – and defied the federal government on all levels. The President, the DEA, the Congress, the Supreme Court – and more – all want to stop people in their states from growing, consuming and selling this plant – but more and more are openly defying them.
Furthermore, eleven other states have pending legislation relating to medicinal marijuana. This makes the issue of medicinal marijuana perhaps the most important issue in terms of state rights and the Tenth Amendment. The fact that these states are growing and selling marijuana to sick patients in a well-regulated and legal manner shows that the states are able and willing to work on their own to provide healthcare without draconian federal federal measures.
Connecticut’s new marijuana law is just another prime example of why the United States does not need the mandates of Obamacare, Romneycare, or any other federal healthcare program. The states can and are providing medical programs to their citizens and as Connecticut is proving, they will continue to do so regardless of what Uncle Sam tries to throw in their way.
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