Maryland isn’t only about crab cakes and football; it’s about nullification, too.

Maryland’s House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed HB 1321, a bill that would nullify some federal drug laws and legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

The bill allows those with debilitating medical conditions such as HIV, glaucoma, cancer, PTSD, and other disorders to access the treatment they want and need, flouting the federal government’s edicts.

Meanwhile, the Maryland Senate passed an even broader measure. SB 364 aims to remove criminal penalties for possession of marijuana under a certain amount—again nullifying and disregarding federal marijuana laws.

The federal government prohibits marijuana for any purpose. This represents an overreach of its authority. Doubt that? Then ask yourself why it took a constitutional amendment to prohibit alcohol.

the so-called war on drugs rests on the same legal authority as all of the other modern-day undeclared wars.


Never-the-less, 21 states had already put the well-being of their citizens above faux federal supremacy, nullified the unconstitutional prohibition and legalized marijuana to varying degrees anyway.

The message? When enough people say NO to unconstitutional federal “laws” – and enough states back them up, there’s not much the feds can do about it.


For Maryland Residents: Click HERE to find out how support these proposed marijuana laws.

For Other States: Click HERE for information on how to support nullification of marijuana laws in your state.


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