Originally Posted by DanRay
Yes I don't understand also. I wonder if the state laws were different. From the story that is what it appears, but who knows. It is true the court systems in the US are really screwed up. Then again that happens everywhere.
Yes, it is a minor problem with a state's individual liberty to establish, enforce, and enact its own laws;however, said laws will not be greater in power than federal law. A prime example is in California or any other state with medicinal marijuana as viable alternative to expensive and sometimes ineffective cancer, AIDS, and other types of deadly disease treatments. The state of California allows people with the proper credentials to grow medicinal marijuana, but usually the federal government arrest these people because the federal government does not recognize medicinal marijuana as a "legal substance."
It happens all the time, but state laws gain a malicious draconian existence in states that are usually, but not always located in the south.
Glad this kid got out though.