That should be the headline in tomorrow's newspapers... but of course they won't be so cruel.
The Supremes basically sided with the federal government today and said that their laws override states rights when it comes to medicinal use of marijuana. The 6-3 decision can basically be summed up this way: If you want sick people to use pot legally, you have to go through Congress to change the law. You can't have the states do it.
The problem being, of course, that Congress will NEVER EVER have the courage to do it! These are the same folks who BLINDLY voted for the PATRIOT ACT! And they're going to RENEW that law again and expand on it!
Remember Prohibition? Congress overwhemlingly voted for the Volstead Act, and they absolutely REFUSED to repeal Prohibition even after it was proven to be a failure. People had to summon the Constitutional Convention to override Congress and repeal the Volstead Act.
Well I think that's going to be the only way we can fix some of these problems. We're going to have to override Congress.