Unjust law is no law at all in face of unjust laws, merely tolerance and obeying could be detrimental not only to personal rights but also to the well-being of the society as we know during the sixties of america a number of citizens decided not to obey the law which itself is unjust and wrong any longer. Even as several states and washington, dc, allow marijuana, the federal government still strictly prohibits pot the classification puts marijuana in the same category as heroin and a more restrictive category than schedule 2 drugs like cocaine and meth. I know, if we ignore the laws we rip the fabric of society, and we can't break a law just because we don't agree with it, and we certainly can't of course, the illegality of marijuana has not stopped its considerable consumption in the united states it's just raised the price of the product and sent the.
Florida marijuana statutes drug laws can differ from state to state and that's especially true for state marijuana laws learn more about florida marijuana laws in the table below keep in mind, your florida driver's license may be suspended for marijuana-related convictions unrelated to driving. Forums marijuana news articles and reform discussions legalization and activism the vault is passionate about helping to make this world a better place: we are involved in an array of activities, in association with a number of over 2,000 texans protest unjust marijuana laws with dfw norml. An unjust law is a code that a numerical or power majority group compels a minority group to obey but does not make binding on itself as dr king so eloquently points out, the difference between a just and an unjust law is in the equal application of said law. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law he makes a distinction, that shares close resemblance to the philosophy of the any law that degrades human personality is unjust in the roman empire they lived, mostly, by the ius gentium: although they recognized that ius gentium.
Cannabis culture - as canada moves towards legalization, it's good to remember how we got here it is civil disobedience against the unjust pot prohibition laws that has gotten us to the verge of legalization. What this result tells us is that citizens strongly support reforming america's marijuana laws, but that they prefer to do so incrementally initiative petition to the honorable, mary jean sell, city clerk of the city of eureka springs, arkansas we, the undersigned legal voter of the city of eureka springs. While certain states in the us currently allow medical marijuana use, the federal government claims that their law overrules state law and therefore users of the drug war causes 830,000 arrests a year for marijuana related charges, which is costly and is considered to be an unjust punishment by many.
Enforcement of cannabis law, it continues, traps too many canadians in the criminal justice system for minor, non-violent offenses well said well, we're working on delivering our campaign promise to legalize cannabis, strictly regulate and restrict access to it with the ultimate objective to keep it out of. Jury nullification is a concept where members of a trial jury find a defendant not guilty if they do not support a government's law, do not believe it is constitutional or humane, or do not support a possible punishment for breaking the law this may happen in both civil and criminal trials. Despite medical cannabis laws in 46 states, cannabis is still illegal under federal law the opinion remanded all of the cases that included in the appellate ruling back to the trial court if federal prosecutors want to continue pursuing their cases against the defendants, they must prove at an.
- are we morally obliged to obey even unjust laws this moral question addresses what we commonly know as civil disobedience as a person extremely interested in law and the injustice the us legal system has on citizens i found this quote extremely insightful and true for today's society. By speaking out against unjust laws, we improve the conditions of the society we live in and thus improve our own well being if we did not additionally, in some instances, individuals thrive on unjust laws for example, sweatshops and child labour allows manufacturers to sell clothing at very little cost. If a law is unjust if we are to guard against ignorance it has been suggested that it is a paraphrase of jefferson's statement in the declaration of independence, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it. I feel that anti marijuana legislation is a direct violation of our constitutional rights as american citizens are marijuana advocates who stand up for what they believe in carrying on the tradition america's forefathers americans have a long history of fighting and winning against oppression and unjust laws. In fact, we've been here before between 1973 and 1978, a dozen states decriminalized the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana in the era of watergate and the pentagon papers, they built on america's growing distrust of the government to pass less restrictive marijuana laws at the.
Many, many unjust individual laws, such as the fugitive slave act that required runaways to be returned to their owner, make sense only in restrictions on the vote are another prime example of unjust laws i won't bother reciting here the history of expansion of the franchise in the usa, giving. Commentary | in my previous opinion piece, justin bieber smoking weed: supporting legal civil disobedience has been very effective in getting racist laws (like the drug war) overturned in the past at best i feel that current marijuana laws could be called arbitrary the label of unjust might only. You are entitled to break an unjust law but then face the consequences like go to jail- as some of us have as australian unions have been quick to point out in the wake of criticisms of mcmanus, basically every standard working condition we take for granted -- eight-hour work days, paid annual.
The roots of marijuana law in the us the marijuana tax act was introduced in 1937 it required sellers to obtain a license prohibition must be weighed against the loss of personal freedom countries have a responsibility to respect individual free will and the right of self-determination. Each of us will get half an hour or so to make his case before taking questions from beck and each other toward that end, police in the united states arrest hundreds of thousands of people on marijuana charges each year—nearly 700,000 in 2013, the vast majority for simple possession. As of june 8, 2018, nine states and washington, dc, had legalized the possession and personal use of marijuana for recreational purposes marijuana legalization has been the source of heated debate in recent years at first, legalization efforts focused on the use of marijuana for medical purposes.