Prohibition Amendment?

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    If the prohibition of alcohol required a constitutional amendment, how come the prohibition of marijuana and other narcotics did not?


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    Anyone, anyone?

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    Very good question and i don't know, can only guess...

    They were abolished except by doctor's prescription...for marijuana and cocaine....

    maybe they got around it because it was not really abolished in the beginning because it allowed doctors to prescribe it?

    Marijuanna/Hemp was a GVT MANDATORY crop for all farmers at one time in the usa...the govt mandated that it be grown by all farmers for the use of making Rope which the government was in need of for their sea vessels.... It was the number one crop grown in America for it's use in making Rope and making Paper.

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    I would guess (just a guess) that an amendment was required for alcohol because it preceded the expansion of the "interstate commerce clause." That is just my guess. Today, a constitutional amendment would probably not be required to outlaw alcohol production and sale.
     
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    If precedent means anything at all, then absolutely no amendment would be required.
     
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    Wow. Insightful. I just don’t know the answer – assuming that there is one. :question: :eusa_think: (Shrug)

    By the way, we need an emoticon that shrugs its shoulders to suggest "I don't know." I'd probably use it a lot.
     
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    Um let me guess................IT COULDN'T BE PATENTED..............OR COPY WRITTEN...............BY CORPORATE SHANKS...........:eusa_shifty:

    And being the most important plant on the face of this earth had to be made inaccessable!!!!!!!!!!!:rolleyes:
     
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    The Volstead Act essentially became an amendment to make it more ironclad. The law was vetoed then overidden and became law, but Congress, n their infinite wisdom, saw the need to make it enforcable. The amendment was not neccesary, more like overkill.

    Another instance where this was deployed is the Defense of Marriage Amendment. Uneccesary due to current laws, but overkll.
     
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    Sounds like it was a bit of political theatre. There may have been a moral panic at the time and the politicians decided to really dress up their legislative response.
     
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    How about it had been legal? Prohibition made it illegal. The drugs cited were never legal.
     

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