If the federal government legalizes marijuana, would trade treaties require us to allow imports? Would keeping the feeble Narcotics Conventions in place help?
When initiatives passed, we winked at the treaties and said, “It’s the States that are in violation, not the treaty signatory – not ‘US.’”
Maybe the STATES Act – allowing states to ban imports — would give us that same kind of federalism argument, and show that we’re willing to take our own medicine. The balance was tilted toward globalism for so long. . .
There’s a public health and safety concern, and concerns about laborers and the planet. Banning imports addresses those concerns, too — as well as keeping the wealth here.