We Will Lock You Up Anyway

Attorney General Eric Holder isn’t leaving us in suspense regarding what the federal government will do if California’s marijuana decriminalization initiative passes: “We will vigorously enforce the CSA [Controlled Substances Act] against those individuals and organizations that possess, manufacture or distribute marijuana for recreational use, even if such activities are permitted under state law.” Will…

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Prop 19 and Delegated Powers

I was glad to have the opportunity to discuss something that rarely comes up in political debate these days, how the constitution actually applies. This time, California marijuana, prop 19, in the Huffington Post. Here’s how I was quoted: “The federal government is only authorized to exercise those powers that ‘We the People’ delegated to…

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