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Can You Bring Your Medical Marijuana To Other States?

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Would you believe me if I told you that your medical marijuana permit or card is constitutionally valid in every state you enter? That if you have a medical card from Colorado that you have a constitutional right to bring your marijuana into Wyoming? You probably don’t believe me because it is only technically true, but not true in practice.

If you are familiar with the Constitution of the United States you may be familiar with Article IV Section 1 of the Constitution, also known as the Full Faith and Credit Clause. This section states:

“Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.”

Yes, this is written in the Constitution. Unfortunately, it is a pretty meaningless part of the Constitution that has been interpreted in such a way that renders it absolutely worthless. However, that does not mean you can’t use this clause to your advantage. Maybe you will not be able to get out of trouble with the law with this defense, but you can certainly use this as an argument to your “Constitution-loving” conservative buddies.

Perhaps this could be a part of the fight to finish legalization of medical marijuana across the United States. Twenty-three states have allowed medical marijuana, and the Full Faith and Credit Clause could be a factor to finishing the battle.

  • The idea that liberals hate the constitution is one of the great lies perpetrated by the right, which trounces our freedoms with their authoritarianism every chance they get.

    The only way this works in our favor is if someone gets busted in a state with no medicinal and they use the full faith and credit clause as a defense which then climbs up the appeals ladder. By the time someone gets that far, we’ll probably just have legal weed nationally.

    The new DOJ Civil Rights head appointee, Gupta, is pro legalization, BTW.

    • joe blow

      so, what flavor of koolaid ARE you drinking?
      if you think the Liberals are any better, or care any more about your constitutional rights, you are for lack of a better word – RETARDED.

      • I always wondered why wingnuts always use the Kook Aid reference… You DO know what that’s a reference to, right? Kind of some sick crap, there. And your whole comment is basically a violation of the rules here… But…

        70% of the Democrats in the Senate and House voted against renewing the Patriot Act. 14% of Republicans did.

        94% of Democrats voted to keep the DEA out of state medicinal programs, only 20% of Republicans did.

        Same with the banking bill amendment that lets banks take deposits from pot shops, 92% of Democrats for, 22% of Republicans against.

        You want me to go on? The idea that the two parties are the same, especially on Civil Liberties, is, for lack of a better word, willfully ignorant. The vote totals are there, on multiple issues. All you have to do is want to know the truth.

        Obama is a very moderate Democrat, not the liberal socialist progressive tree-hugging dirty f’ing hippie wingnuts want to make him out to be. And even he is starting to come around on these issues. The progressives–and the Congressional Progressive Caucus is now the largest on the Hill, bigger than the Tea Party–have been way out ahead on weed issues for decades.

        • Denny

          A “moderate” democrat, you’ve gotta be joking.
          He’s had 6 years to come around on his promise to back off the feds, but as usual he’s taken no action on the issue.
          It’s gotten to the point that asking any politician a question will almost assuredly generate a response that has basically nothing to do with the actual question that was asked.

          • No, I’m not joking.

            http://voteview.com/blog/?p=317

            > …President Obama is the most moderate Democratic president since the end of World War II, while President George W. Bush was the most conservative president in the post-war era.

            “He’s had 6 years to come around on his promise to back off the feds, but as usual he’s taken no action on the issue.”

            What are you talking about? He IS the feds. And he has gone much further to back off draconian drug laws than any damn Republican has or would have.

            “t’s gotten to the point that asking any politician a question will almost assuredly generate a response that has basically nothing to do with the actual question that was asked.”

            This is a ridiculous generalization. Some politicians bullshit more than others. Some bullshit about really important things (Iraqi WMD, for example) and get us into multi-trillion borrowed dollar wars, and others bullshit about less deadly stuff. But everyone bullshits. That’s why I care what they do–how they vote, what policies they propose, how they govern. And I see this moderate Democrat appoint someone who thinks we should legalize weed to a key DOJ position, and I think that is a vast improvement over GW Bush or Willard “What’s Hemp” Romney.

            What’s interesting, though, is how you completely ignored the larger point up there by Joe Blow smoke up my ass… Democrats are MUCH BETTER on civil liberties issues that Republicans. Even our moderate Democratic President.

    • Sarijuana

      In case anyone was wondering, she is Vanita Gupta, not Sanjay. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/15/vanita-gupta-doj-civil-rights-ferguson_n_5993310.html

    • Denny

      ALL politicians use the constitution to their advantage depending upon the issue.
      I’ve come to understand that the actual definition of a politician is “what’s in it for me?”.

  • Ted Mishler

    S.S., really, a bad idea, as I wish not to be punished as a favor for you allowing it to happen apparently willingly too, curious, if you value the herb at all, why would wish any one should take a fall?
    As for the article, it makes a great point, I need to look up out of curios what paragraphs and so forth ore the other points of everyone’s interest including right of religion if we feel it benefits it, then taking that away is not right, and yet, the prohibitionists of our Constitution insist that we have no constitutional right in the public law anyway, contrary to constitutional law, to Cannabis, which means they did not learn to read, as it is written in the articles of the constitution and the bill of rights gives other rights, but before i go furthe, i just wanted to thank GOD for good pals, and i realize i personally will be ok in my mind, as soon as someone calls me for a job, so that i can purchase my canna-med more sustainingly, with no absence, so that i will feel happier in my head, it really does help with stomach issues and just everything for me, so i feel that any negative thought put out before seems silly, as i didnt have faith that everything will be ok, but i really do not enjoy the intestanal pains i get when i do not have this nifty magical hearb in my brain, it is hard to explain, but it seems intragral to the nifty of experience of life for me, so, for my prayer, lol, forgot the words, google web check…i think this is how it goes, thank you for the world so sweet, thank you for the food we eat, thank you for the birds that sing, thank you God for everything:-)
    I will later look up the articles, good point the author makes though, i imagine their are many more if we were to dive into it and look carefully, i do hope it never has to come to that, if they would just stop the discrimination, but it does appear they are working on that, and i think that is a good thing, and past time if you ask me, now to enjoy this day:-)

    • David

      I hope you feel better soon.

      • Ted Mishler

        thanks for that, and i do
        toiking the herb the past few days has been a God-send for me i am telling you:-)

    • “S.S., really, a bad idea, as I wish not to be punished as a favor for you allowing it to happen apparently willingly too, curious, if you value the herb at all, why would wish any one should take a fall?”

      You talking to me? I’m having a little trouble understanding your syntax, though. If you don’t want to be the court case, fine. I’m not suggesting that anyone intentionally get arrested to make a federal case out of this that would get to the Supremes and decide the matter (Scalia would be his predictable hypocritical self in order to punch hippies). But if someone really wanted to settle this matter, then a court case really is the only way, since the GOP controlled house will probably not be voting on that. That’s just how the system works. It’s not my idea.

      • Ted Mishler

        the courts vote in and out the constitutional rights of others in the first place
        since then the constitutional rights we have trumps all the illegal policies that ban our rights, the folks in prison are there illegally
        secret societies’ knowledge will never be spread, if the common people are allowed to be seized, imprisoned until they are dead

        however, they haven’t bothered me,
        what the future brings, we will see
        thanks to the good folks for the herbal remedy

        it is hard to believe it is already monday

      • Ted Mishler

        sorry for the typos, what i fail to understand, is why anyone would trust criminals in office including the judges on the bench
        they have sent innocent cannabis users to prison, and they believe the cannabis community has no defence
        they forget about the constitution and bill of rights
        they are all about the want of our death, or imprisonment, as they always want a battle or a court fight
        but the courts are not fair, as they seemingly allow judges who are prejudiced against the cannabis community to illegally convict
        i therefore do not see how any court or law can stop them, as they only want war on us it seems, or is it truly separation of the imbibed and unimbibed, of the nifty holy plant?
        i can see why they would want separation just due to the difference in our thinking, i guess, but not at the cost of any war
        it just is not worth it to do so
        my .07 cents

  • David

    It’s my understanding that Washington and Montana have a reciprocal medical Marijuana agreement. The problem? You still have to drive through 50 some miles of Non-medical marijuana Northern Idaho before crossing into Montana. I’m hoping Hawaii is also soon a reciprocal State. Many Pacific Islander’s also live in Washington

  • Legalize freedom

    Supreme absolute almighty God, help our people, this is a good herb that does so much good, please, disrupt the tyrants, debunk them, remove them from power. NO one wins when a healing herb that induces grace and peace of mind and wonderment and awe is illegal. This is the same battle as ending slavery, the new anti-slavery is anti-prohibition.

    • Drew Bright

      Repeal – Amnesty – Reparations; Nothing Less!

      • Ted

        Repeal? Yes!
        Amnesty? Yes!
        Reparations? Not unless you’re the one paying. If we get the first two, it will be time to move on.

  • Martin

    So that would mean that my Florida concealed carry license is valid in Massachusetts. Don’t worry, I’m not going to test that theory.

  • NEW JERSEY Marijuana case reaches US SUPREME COURT

    US Supreme Court Docket – 15-8533

    http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles15-8533.htm

    READ BRIEF HERE: http://www.njweedman.com/USSUPREMECOURT_NJVSFORCHION_PETITION_FOR_CERTIORARI.pdf

    NOTE: The Aclu supports Forchion’s arguement that the marijuana laws are RACIST. The War on Marijuana in Black and White

    NOTE: One Justice Sotomayor recently came out in support of Jury Nullification and just so happens Edward Forchion – aka- NJWeedman has submitted a Petition for Cert in which his number #2 question is about Jury Nullification. http://fija.org/…/scotus-justice-sotomayor-favors-jury-null…

    NOTE: Millions of Americans now live in states with medical marijuana (they have a Right to travel), will the be prosecuted in States like New Jersey that refuse to respect out of state medical marijuana cards? The Full Faith and Credits Clause should protect them if they travel with their medicine, will the US Supreme Court uphold it? http://www.theweedblog.com/can-you-bring-your-medical-marijuana-to-other-states

    NJWeedman ask the Supreme Court to rule on these questions.

    1. Are New Jersey’s drug laws inherently discriminatory against African-Americans and discriminatory as applied by law enforcement?

    2. Has New Jersey decided an important federal question in a way that conflicts with other state courts of last resort as petitioner was precluded from arguing to the jury by way of nullification that marijuana should not be a substance proscribed by New Jersey as part of his defense at trial?

    3. Is a state court of last resort in hopeless conflict with the United States Court of Appeals concerning the First Amendment Free Exercise Clause as it relates to the right to use marijuana as a religious sacrament?

    4. Does New Jersey’s criminalization of marijuana deprive Rastafarians of their sacramental use of cannabis in violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act?

    5. Should certiorari be granted as the New Jersey Court of last resort has decided issues that have not, but should be, settled by this Court; namely, whether petitioner was deprived of his right to travel, right to due process, the commerce clause, the right to the full, faith and credit clause, the right to equal protection and to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures due to his arrest, prosecution and conviction for bringing his legally prescribed marijuana from California into New Jersey?

    6. Do New Jersey’s marijuana laws violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment since other Schedule I drugs (such as Peyote and Ayahuasca) are recognized religious exemptions but marijuana is not so recognized for Rastafarians?

    7. Was petitioner deprived of his Fourteenth Amendment Due Process and Equal Protection rights and Sixth Amendment right to present a defense and the effective assistance of counsel by the preclusion of expert testimony as to “medical necessity” and the religious use of marijuana by Rastafarians?

    8. Are New Jersey’s marijuana laws unconstitutional on the grounds of “medical necessity?”

    9. Does the categorization of marijuana as a Schedule I drug violates petitioner’s Fourteenth Amendment due process and equal protections rights?

    10. Did the trial court improperly curtail petitioner’s closing arguments and did the trial court give a misleading instruction related to this impropriety?

    My personal favorite issues/questions are: 1 – (racism), 2 – (Jury Nullification) and 5 – (Full faith, credits act)

    Edward Forchion