If you are going to have a Republic, a government based on law, the executive branch is the the chief law enforcer. If the executive can simply choose what laws to enforce or who can and who can't obey the laws, you no longer are operating as a Republic. The system then is a dictatorship, not a Republic. Cruz is right, I don't necessarily like the guy, but on this point he is correct.
To argue further, what right does the federal government, operating under the constitution, have to pass a law against MJ? IMO this is a state jurisdiction and not federal, that's why it took an amendment to the constitution to pass prohibition laws. The state has every right to challenge this based on the 10th amendment with nullification, but it's not the executives right to decide.
Want DP delivered to your inbox daily? Subscribe here: