I was privileged to speak with Allen St. Pierre, the Executive Director of The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), in regards to the legalization of cannabis for both personal and medicinal uses. When I asked him about the public support for the legalization of cannabis, he told me that they have an “overwhelming support” in their efforts to reform marijuana laws. They have “chapters” in every state that help raise awareness of their efforts. He also informed me that there are currently “17 states that allow the sale of medicinal marijuana and seven states are voting on the issue.” States affairs are supposed to be separate from federal affairs and this conflict between the two sides. The government is overstepping its power given to them in the Constitution.