Nullification in Action: New Jersey Opens Second Medical Marijuana Dispensary

With 21 states nullifying federal marijuana laws, it’s become clear that nullification works.

As Judge Andrew Napolitano has said, the federal government doesn’t have the resources to enforce all of its laws and edicts  if the states simple refuse to comply or assist.

New Jersey passed medical marijuana back in 2010.  On Oct. 28, Compassionate Care Foundation opened New Jersey’s second dispensary in Egg Harbor Township. The first dispensary opened in Montclair last December.

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States Were Expected to Keep Federal Power in Check

As Thomas E. Woods, Jr. points out in his book Nullification and his website Nullification: Answering the Objections : “If the federal government has the exclusive right to judge the extent of its own powers, warned James Madison and Thomas Jefferson in 1798 on government powers, it will continue to grow – regardless of elections, the separation of powers, and other much-touted limits on government power.”

The Virginia Resolutions of 1798 were drafted by James Madison and agreed to by the legislature of Virginia, James Madison referred to it as the “Duty” of the state to interpose between and federal government and the citizens of the state.

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