Oakland, California: Leave Our Pot Shops Alone!
Over on FBN earlier this morning, Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Napolitano joined Stuart Varney to weigh in on Oakland, California, suing the Department of Justice over the shutdown of medical marijuana dispensaries.
In the suit, the city of Oakland is claiming that the federal government is interfering with their ability and right to monitor medical marijuana. Simply stated, Varney says the federal government wants to shut down the dispensaries.
The judge started by saying , “this is a very bizarre area of the law,” adding that the federal law is not enforced in all cities and states, referencing the new dispensary in Montclair, NJ.
Napolitano continued, “We don’t know why the federal government, which outlaws all marijuana, to everyone, under every circumstance not withstanding what the states do, has decided to look the other way in the case of Montclair, NJ, but enforce the law aggressively and literally in the case of California.”
Stuart Varney pointed out that the federal government is basically discriminating where its laws are enforced. Napolitano agreed with Varney and added that the feds would have to explain to a federal judge why this doesn’t violate the Equal Protection Clause.
For more, watch the judge on FBN below!