Throughout the years there has been many people that feel the same as I do about the legalization of marijuana, in the case of “Harrelson v Kentucky” Harrelson is a hemp merchant. Kentucky was moving to outlaw possession of any type of hemp (form of marijuana). Harrelson stated that “It was not only a major imposition on his rights to not let him grow hemp, but it was worse yet not to let him sell it.”
““Harrelson v Kentucky” Harrelson (or his lawyer) said they were arbitrary and overbroad laws. The idea is that even if the government can outlaw psychoactive use of marijuana it should not outlaw non-psychoactive use just because it is too lazy to tell the difference.” Harrelson won his case.
Source: "The Constitution and Marijuana." Author: Ed Denson. Civil Liberties Monitoring Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2012. <http://www.civilliberties.org/spr97const.html”
The federal government obviously has a different view on the legalization of marijuana; they are the people who pushed and finalized the illegalization of the substance. The feds have specific policies and legalities on marijuana possession and use, the branch that controls the legality of marijuana is known as the Department of Justice.
The department of justice States on the government/Whitehouse website:
“The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidance for Federal prosecutors in states that have enacted laws authorizing the medical use of marijuana under state law. The guidelines explain that it is likely not an efficient use of federal resources to focus enforcement efforts on individuals with serious illnesses who use marijuana as part of a recommended treatment regimen consistent with applicable state law or their individual non-commercial caregiver. However, persons who are in the business of cultivating, selling, or distributing marijuana, and those who knowingly facilitate such activities, are in violation of Federal law, and are subject to Federal enforcement action, including potential prosecution.”
The federal government also claims that
“The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of