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Clarence Thomas says federal laws against marijuana may no longer be necessary

By Curt Anderson
June 28, 2021 10:20 am
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Who says conservative SCOTUS justices cannot become more liberal?

"The federal government's current approach is a half-in, half-out regime that simultaneously tolerates and forbids local use of marijuana,” the conservative Supreme Court justice wrote.

Clarence Thomas, one of the Supreme Court's most conservative justices, said Monday that because of the hodgepodge of federal policies on marijuana, federal laws against its use or cultivation may no longer make sense.

"A prohibition on interstate use or cultivation of marijuana may no longer be necessary or proper to support the federal government's piecemeal approach," he wrote.

His views came as the court declined to hear the appeal of a Colorado medical marijuana dispensary that was denied federal tax breaks that other businesses are allowed.


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Comments on "Clarence Thomas says federal laws against marijuana may no longer be necessary":

  1. by HatetheSwamp on June 28, 2021 11:13 am
    I think it's libertarian.


  2. by Curt Anderson on June 28, 2021 1:13 pm
    HTS,
    You can't spell libertarian with Bert and Ernie. I realized that once when I was stoned.


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