Nullification at Work The Ballot Drive to Legalize Pot in California Begins

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When a state
u201Cnullifies” a federal law, it is proclaiming that the law in
question is void and inoperative, or u201Cnon-effective,” within
the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far
as that state is concerned.

While the media
of late tends to focus on the new crop of states resisting DC with
legislation on firearms
and health
, they almost always miss, or ignore, what I consider to
be some of the greatest and most effective state resistance to federal
power – marijuana activism.

According to
our friends at NORML,
there are now 13 states who are openly resisting federal laws on
medical marijuana. And now my home state of California is on the
verge of taking it to the next level – full legalization.

According to
report in the SF Chronicle

Two prominent
East Bay marijuana advocates got clearance from the state today
to try to put a pot-legalization initiative on the November 2010
California ballot.

This isn’t
your run-of-the-mill “medical marijuana” bill – that’s
already legal in CA. If approved by voters, the bill would:

allow anyone
over 21 to possess or grow marijuana for personal use. It would
allow each local government to decide whether to tax and regulate
marijuana sales.

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3, 2009

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