Originally Posted by Simply Red
Did this really happen? I'm researched out. Also, i've yet to really read the thread, can someone confirm?
Yes it did. This is pretty big news, to the point where internationally other countries are going "the USA did what
Its still illegal under federal law. People growing and selling it are taking a huge risk of being busted by the feds. However, the individual user is probably safe because there are not enough federal agents to bust more than a tiny fraction of users, they depend on the local cops for that.
In CO and WA, the cops will now say "screw it, we're out, good luck if the feds catch you, but we won't bother you"
regarding the courts, this is not the sort of thing that can be overturned. CO and WA are powerless to stop the feds from enforcing federal law, BUT the feds can not force WA and CO cops to enforce marijuana prohibition if they want to make it legal under state law. The feds are now totally on their own in those 2 states.