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Have you ever found yourself in a tough situation where your actions can get you in trouble for multiple reasons. It’s kind of like “pick your poison” or a “choose your own adventure” except you know the outcome already. Charles C. Lynch, is just one of many found caught in the conflict between federal law and individual states’ decisions to allow medical uses of marijuana. To learn his story read the story below:
There is definitely a conflict between state and federal law that will more than likely never get resolved. The likelihood of Congress repealing that federal law is unlikely given the current state of Congress. Consequently, the enforcement or non-enforcement is what is likely to happen. We have a similar situation here in Illinois with gum ownership. There are certain offenses that prevent an Illinois resident from federally owning a gun, however, a FOID card may be issued to an Illinois resident to own a fire arm in Illinois. The result if an ISP trooper pulls an Illinois resident over who is legally transporting a gun in their vehicle, and the ISP runs their name they'll come up valid and let the resident go free and clear. If a ATF agent pulls them over, they will come up invalid and can arrest them.... I am sure there are a number of conflicts like that one between federal and state laws.