Just a question abou…
Just a question about the Supreme Court ruling against medical marijuana: Some folks, notably libertarians like Glenn Reynolds, don’t agree with the ruling and consider it a “states’ rights” issue, and thus conservatives should not agree with this ruling. (In fact, the 3 justices that dissented were right-of-center.) However, my question is this: Since when do we allow the determination of what is and what isn’t a safe and effective medicine to be determined by public referendum or initiative? Has that ever happened before, and if not, why are the rules different for marijuana?

Is the FDA a constitutional role for the federal government? That’s a potential topic for debate. But if you haven’t been against the FDA in the past, now’s not the time to beat the “states’ rights” drum. Sounds a little too issue-specific if you do.

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