Colorado Supreme Court Hands Down Ruling Marijuana Smokers Won’t Like
Colorado’s Supreme Court ruled 6-0 on Monday that a medical marijuana patient, who was fired after failing a drug test, cannot get his job back. The case has big implications for employers and pot smokers in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana.
In my opinion, the conflict between state and federal laws need to be resolved. I don’t think the federal law making pot illegal is constitutional. I think that should be a state issue. Furthermore, I think the reason the federal government is not trying to enforce the law in states where state law allows it is because they know the federal law would be overturned in federal court.
It would however be constitutional for federal law to ban the interstate transportation of pot under the interstate commerce clause.
Just for the record, I am and always have been opposed to the use of pot for recreational purposes, but there is indisputable proof that is does have some legitimate medical uses.