By Nick PintoJanuary 21, 2018 04:15:58A lot of the time, the Supreme Supreme Court doesn’t do a very good job of ruling on the constitutionality of federal laws.
In the latest case, though, the court sided with the federal government over a Colorado marijuana law, ruling that it does not infringe on a right of individuals to possess, use, or grow their own marijuana.
In its ruling on Thursday, the justices sided with Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, who argued that the law violates the federal Controlled Substances Act.
This means that the government cannot regulate the sale, possession, or use of marijuana under the law.
Coffman is arguing that the Colorado law is in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause, which guarantees the equal protection of the laws.
The Colorado law would have allowed people to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, and could have also allowed individuals to grow up to four plants.
Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, which legalized recreational marijuana in the state in 2012, but it is illegal to grow more than six plants in any given state.
The ruling is likely to reignite a debate over whether the United States should be able to enact laws that regulate marijuana in ways that conflict with its own Constitution, and whether such laws are constitutional under the Tenth Amendment, which states that the U