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Unformatted text preview: Michael Noeske Political Science 496 Week 1 Response States Rights Federalism and the Commerce Clause Gonzales v. Raich was a court case ruled on by the United States Supreme Court in 2005. The governmental provision that was examined was the power of the Commerce Clause. The court ruled that the federal government had the authority to criminalize the production and use of marijuana under the Commerce Clause. I agree with the governmental action and decision reached by the court. My personal opinion is that the growth and use of marijuana can definitely be allocated under the Commerce Clause. First, evidence shows that marijuana is a fiscally successful cash crop. The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act was well within the authority of Congress, and that allows the federal government to regulate marijuana. Furthermore, much legislation has been passed with the intent of the federal government regulating all illicit drugs. Although I agree with the courts interpretation of the constitution in regulating all illicit drugs....
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course POLISCI 496 taught by Professor Jackson during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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