To thwart federal pot laws, cannabis sellers find an ally in fights over gun rights, Obamacare
Originally aired: Thursday, February 1, 2018
People who assume federal law trumps state law in all cases are wrong, legal experts say. In Washington, state law simply says the state considers the sale marijuana legal of done within state guidelines. People who comply won't be charged with a state crime. This means federal agencies can spend their money to investigate and prosecute but they can't compel the Seattle or Spokane police, for example, to help out. Given that established law in other cases says the states can't be forced, makes it impractical from both staffing and expense for the Department of Justice to impose its marijuana standard.