How is marijuana legal in California, but illegal everywhere else?
Marijuana is still a Schedule 1 drug, as classified by federal law — just like Cocaine, Meth, Heroine, LSD, psilocybin… But people are smoking it in California without being federally prosecuted. How?
This isn’t isolated to cali, a total of 14 states have legalized marijuana for medical use. The reason so many avoid prosecution is because the state authorities no longer enforce anti marijuana law, and there are to many people using it over too wide a geographic area for federal agents to even have a hope of prosecuting even half of the users. Some people have also gotten around anti marijuana law by joining cannabist churches and gaining 1st amendment protection, aswell as various other court precedent protections.
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