Had this suit gone forward it could have resulted in a serious derailment of the effort to move marijuana legalization efforts forward in other states.WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an unusual lawsuit challenging Colorado’s legalization of recreational marijuana and told a Massachusetts court to take a fresh look at a Second Amendment case involving stun guns.In the marijuana case, two states sought to use a rare procedure to attack the Colorado law, asking the justices to allow them to file a lawsuit directly in the Supreme Court. The Constitution gives the court such “original jurisdiction” to hear disputes between states, but the court uses it sparingly, most often to adjudicate boundary disputes or water rights.“The State of Colorado authorizes, oversees, protects and profits from a sprawling $100-million-per-month marijuana growing, processing and retailing organization that exported thousands of pounds of marijuana to some 36 states in 2014,” two neighboring states, Nebraska and Oklahoma, told the court. “If this entity were based south of our border, the federal government would prosecute it as a drug cartel.”
Meanwhile, President Pot-Head landed in Cuba yesterday, and guess what time the plane touched down? 4:20! Just in time to smoke a fat one with Castro! But not everyone was happy.
I said something that sounded positive about President Obama's visit to Cuba.
Predictably, I'm now getting "BUT BUT BUT what about Cuba's human rights issues? What about that, huh? Obama's just ignoring that!"
Yeah, listen, when you live in a country that engages in rendition, indefinite detention without trial, forced anal feeding, waterboarding, secret laws, warrantless wiretapping of its own citizens, where people of color are beaten up at political rallies BECAUSE of their color, and whose trading partners include China, India, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and (yep, I'm going to go there) Israel, you don't get to say not one fucking thing about human rights. Shut up and have a cigar.