Nebraska Law Enforcement Increasingly Frustrated Due To Colorado's Dopers Creating Havoc In The Cornhusker State (my version of title by the AP)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/21/nebraska-agencies-increasingly...

The AP is a big promoter of legalization of illicit drugs. They don't like the seven states surrounding Colorado having anti-marijuana laws and they don't like admitting that Federal laws trump state laws on drugs.

 

In case anyone is wondering how Colorado and Washington State have gotten away with "legalizing" marijuana, it all comes down to lack of enforcement by the pro-legalization, pro-criminal Obama Administration (which of course inclused AG Holder). The Supreme Court's 6-3 decision in 2005 in Gonzales v. Raich found that "Congress may ban the use of marijuana even where states approve its use for medicinal purposes." The Federal Government banned the use of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). CSA is Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970.

If you want to peruse the CSA, you can do so at

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controlled_Substances_Act

 

Scroll down to Schedule 1.

 

Prior to this, the SCOTUS ruled 11-1 in Wickard v. Filburn (1942) that "Production quotas under the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 were constitutionally applied to agricultural production that was consumed purely intrastate, because its effect upon interstate commerce placed it within the power of Congress to regulate under the Commerce Clause."

 

Thus, Raich enforced "preemption" of Federal law over state and local law at a time when legalization forces were beginning to mobilize (in 2005).

 

Regrettably, in Nebraska's case, posession of marijuana has apparently been reduced (from Wikipedia):

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Possession of one ounce or less a civil citation punishable by a $300 fine: stricter punishments exist for sale or subsequent offenses.

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If the Senate in Nebraska wants to "hang tough" on marijuana possession, it should vote out its decriminalization. Coming down hard on Colorado dopers is fine as long as the authorities are doing to same for Nebraska's own dopers!

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