Can state laws ignore federal laws?

  1. PDXBuys profile image75
    PDXBuysposted 3 years ago

    Can state laws ignore federal laws?

    If the U.S. Constitution explicitly states that federal laws trump state laws then how can states like Washington and Colorado legalize marijuana and  violate federal drug laws?  If that is allowed then could a more conservative state pass legislation to outlaw all abortions in that state, disregarding the Supreme Court ruling which allows abortions?

  2. AmandarMartinez profile image58
    AmandarMartinezposted 3 years ago

    No, Federal law takes presidence over State law.           Nixon passed that narcotic drug be outlawed.                 Then other drugs with potential of addiction be put under legislation. Meaning non - narcotic drugs are up to vote state to state.