In recent years popular sentiment – on issues like marriage equality and legalization of medical marijuana – has molded law and policy in its own image. On the horizon is growing support for physician aid in dying and a deeper personal stake in end of life decisions. Each of these initiatives has been cultivated at the state level, often in the face of rigid federal government rejection of favorable social and scientific evidence.
State and federal conflicts are not new, but rarely has the US government displayed more intransigence than in the arena of marijuana prohibition.
J. Herbie DiFonzo and Ruth C. Stern,
Goliath vs. 24 Davids: Federalism and Legal Marijuana THE CONVERSATION
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