The Federal Law hasn't been changed, this President can change it, but he hasn't for whatever reasons.
From watching CSPAN and the public hearings on this issue, at the state level, these legal pot dealers are paying taxes, sales tax, city tax, state tax, it's almost 4 times the average business.
But they are not paying taxes at the Federal Level. They are not depositing their money into the banks, anything over $10k is an automatic red flag not just to the IRS but to the FBI, DEA etc etc, Federal Agencies. So they are paying their taxes in cash. At the local level, they are debating whether or not to hire armoured cars to pick up the money.
The DOJ is getting ramped up to go to the next level of confiscation. All these legal pot shops have to be regulated and will be if not already going into a database, a database that can be accessed by any law enforcement agency at any time. Need funding for your department? And that's what's gonna happen.
Since the Federal Law is in conflict with the State Laws, Federal over rules state. These agencies are Federal Agencies and you can't sue in State Court, so agencies like the FBI, DEA even the DOJ will go and confiscate these people's cash, what are these legal pot shops gonna do? Sue? LMAO right, how are they gonna sue? As soon as they file in Federal Court it will be dismissed, it's against Federal Law to sell pot, end of story. So, Federal Agencies will start stealing people's money legally. The legal pot shops will be given a choice, pay up or go to prison, pick one. If they go neither, while calling their attorneys, the people there to confiscate their cash will start to destroy their property and if that person fights back, a reason to murder them and still confiscate it anyway.
This route is faster, easier then to confiscate property with mortgages on it and bank accounts, it's cash.
If it's not the local police like above, these legal pot shops won't be able to sue, they will be seen as criminals. Until the Federal Law is no longer in conflict, these types of raids on legal pot shops will be more and more common until it escalates into a civil war/wars.
I've read stories of people with like $40k cash walking around and in an airport to get on a plane and it was confiscated by the DEA or the TSA. Sure it's not normal to walk around with that much cash but really isn't this country about FREEDOM? Shouldn't anybody have the right to carry whatever cash they want? Maybe it was for a non profit, getting on a plane to go to a country like Hati and it was an emergency and he couldn't transfer it cause the banks were closed over there but they needed the money for food so he had to hand deliver it.
If people are paying almost 4 times state and local taxes, wouldn't it benefit this country short and long term if the Federal Law was dissolved and they could pay 4 times the Federal Taxes too?
With this conflict between Federal and State Laws, I see more corruption and abuse and violations of people's civil liberties for money by law enforcement and the end result is civil war/wars, the people will get tired of this type of tyranny and suppression and will fight back with guns and it will become violent and bloody. Law Enforcement is out numbered 100k to 1, cause if this band wagon gets rolling, it's not gonna stop.
The vid below, the owner, a disabled woman in a wheelchair didn't deserve the abuse and corruption she experienced by law enforcement, nobody does.