That Sports Betting Ruling Just Gave Cannabis Legalization a Boost

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That Sports Betting Ruling Just Gave Cannabis Legalization a Boost ‘The Haymaker’ is Leafly Deputy Editor Bruce Barcott’s column on cannabis politics and culture. That’s directly relevant to the cannabis industry, as most legalized states do regulate cannabis advertising to varying degrees. Sports betting can learn from the past experience of cannabis regulation—and the legal minds crafting the next wave of state legalization measures will surely learn from Murphy v. The 10th Amendment Is Strong Citing the Constitution’s 10th Amendment, the court’s 7-2 majority affirmed that states are not required to enforce federal law. The US Supreme Court just ruled that states can legalize and regulate an activity prohibited by the federal government.

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That Sports Betting Ruling Just Gave Cannabis Legalization a Boost

‘The Haymaker’ is Leafly Deputy Editor Bruce Barcott’s column on cannabis politics and culture.

So there’s this underground industry, see. Americans spend an estimated $150 billion on it every year. All but 3% of that commerce currently flows through illegal channels.

Some people consider the activity a vice. They say it’s addictive, it destroys families and ruins lives. But many other people say, Hey, this is something most adults can enjoy and handle in moderation. We’re not children. Why would you arrest us for enjoying this small bit of pleasure?

The US Supreme Court just ruled that states can legalize and regulate an activity prohibited by the federal government.

Some states want to bring it into the open—to legalize it, but limit it through well-controlled regulation. The federal government balks at this idea. Special interests have hired high-priced lawyers...

Read the full article @ Leafly