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Old 11-21-2012, 01:20 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by whoman69 View Post
First drug laws in the US were the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of 1914.
The Harrison Act did not prohibit any drugs outright.
Congress wasn't sure of its authority to do so under the Commerce Clause at that time.
That had to do with distribution for medical purposes and required recordkeeping—something pharmaceutical companies could afford to do over their competitors.
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