With states such as Connecticut on the verge of passing state laws which would legalize (on a state level) the use of marijuana for a medical purpose the fight for full federal legalization still continues. There is no doubt of the benefits for the use of medical marijuana and countless reasons as to why it should be legalized on a federal level but then why is it that we are still having this separation between state and federal law? and why does the federal government continue to oversee state laws? There is no clear answer as to why the federal government keeps overseeing the state laws and going after medical marijuana users, storefronts, and growers however one thing is clear, the states are getting tired of it and hoping change comes soon.
From Judges to politicians to your everyday medical marijuana patients all have their own reasons and arguments as to why they feel they should have safe access to their medication from local law enforcement as well as from federal law enforcement. A recent article by GUSTIN L. REICHBACH who serves as a sitting judge for the State Supreme Court in Brooklyn recently went public and stated that since being diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer about 4 years ago the only relief he has found has been from inhaling marijuana and states the following; “Inhaled marijuana is the only medicine that gives me some relief from nausea, stimulates my appetite, and makes it easier to fall asleep”. This coming from an appointed Judge should carry some heavy weight on the subject and flag down the federal government to take a good look at their current actions and why they are continuing to spend countless amount of tax payers dollars on the so called “war on drugs” when in reality the legalization of marijuana on a federal level could provide billions of dollars in tax revenue.
Its only a matter of time before the federal government realizes that they are wasting valuable tax dollars by going after the law abiding individuals as well as the dispensaries and collectives which are following the state guidelines and therefore are following state laws that they stop targeting these individuals and focus on looking at some sort of resolution for patients to have safe access to their medication.