ORIGINS OF STATE ACTION THAT SERVE TO NULLIFY FEDERAL SUPREMACY
**2020- Amicus brief submitted by Andrew Schriever, Esq., and David C. Holland, Esq, in Washington v. Barr details the history of state nullification and how the United States Supreme Court should invoke the doctrine of estoppel against the U.S. Government on grounds that all three coordinate branches of federal government each worked to support and further the actions of the other branches to promote state cannabis programs despite the supremacy of federal prohibition under the CSA.
1996 - California passes the nation's first medical marijuana laws. In the 22 years since that action, neither Congress through legislative act, or the Attorney General, through 21 USC §903 have ever declared a positive conflict reestablishing the supremacy of the CSA even though 38 states have now passed legalization bills for medical and/or adult use cannabis.
Rohrbacher Farr – Rohrbacher Blumenauer appropriations bills permit the state economies built around medical marijuana to flourish where federal funds will not be utilized to prosecute individuals and organizations acting in compliance with state laws.
- Last extended December, 2019.