Monday, June 15, 2009

Marijuana In Interstate Commerce

Justice Clarence Thomas on interstate commerce:

Respondents Diane Monson and Angel Raich use marijuana that has never been bought or sold, that has never crossed state lines, and that has had no demonstrable effect on the national market for marijuana. If Congress can regulate this under the Commerce Clause, then it can regulate virtually anything – and the Federal Government is no longer one of limited and enumerated powers.

That guy can make a strong point in two sentences!

From The Volokh Conspiracy.

And check out One Toke Over The Line from the Lawrence Welk Show. Surely the First Amendment was not written to protect such things!

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