Judge Napolitano: AG Holder Has Given No 'Rational Basis' For Cracking Down on Pot Shops in California But Not in New Jersey
Despite cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries in California, the federal government has yet to prohibit a new shop from opening in Montclair, New Jersey.
Judge Andrew Napolitano stopped by the Fox Business Network this morning to explain how the state and federal laws have allowed this to happen,
since federal laws prohibit the use of marijuana for any purpose, while a dozen states allow it for medical uses. “State law and federal law are in a direct conflict,” explained Napolitano. “Normally, when that happens, the federal law supersedes,” he added.
However, as Napolitano explained, “Attorney General Holder has not followed that basic principal,” as Holder is picking and choosing where he’s cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries. “He’s done so without giving a rational basis as to why he’s going after them in California but leaving them alone in New Jersey,” added Napolitano.
Napolitano also talked about the upcoming problems the federal government will face in November, when three states will vote on the absolute legalization of marijuana.
To hear the judge’s comments in full, watch the video below.
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