Republican congressman Jim Gerlach has filed the bill HR 3857 to allow congress to sue President Obama if he does not have enforced laws concerning the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington. Gerlach wants President Obama to duly-pass laws such as the Controlled Substance Act.
Gerlach is not thinking about the concept being demonstrated here properly. With the legalization of marijuana in both the states of Colorado and Washington, Gerlach has to realize that the sales taken place is under a controlled environment. Marijuana is being sold in shops just like if an individual goes to Wal-Mart to buy a bottle of wine or a 6-pack of beer. Marijuana is being treated like alcohol purchases. Every buyer must be 21 years of age to purchase their product at these shops.
Under his consideration, Gerlach must also know that the President is not the sole person behind these decisions relating to marijuana. Bills have to be passed through other departments in the White House, and citizens of that state have a major role in this decision process. After all, these individuals have to take part in signing the petition to legalize marijuana for that particular state.
Gerlach is wanting the bill he proposed to pass, so the GOP can express their feelings that expresses that Obama is failing to execute the Office of President of the United States. Jonathon Turley, a law professor from George Washington University influenced Gerlach, who feels that the President is putting harm to the Constitution, rather than giving benefits instead.
Obama is not harming the constitution at all, Gerlach and Turley are wrong.