Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
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.
Prohibition sure as hell did, and that was essentially a drug prohibition law.
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