I'm with Thomas on this one

Supreme Court Justice Thomas dissented on the marijuana case. His opening:

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.

Update: I’ve read more on this case, and insiders argue that a lot of this ruling is over general limits on federal action in many other areas. So as a precedent perhaps it would be unwise to follow the line of thinking that Thomas espouses. But in this case at least it does seem to me that the Feds far overreach.

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