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some day you`ll look back and see how embarrassing stupid threads like this make you look to the rest of us.
Scary times ahead. I'm going to get one of those safe suits that the antediluvian wears, I think I need one.
AMERICAN DRUG POLICY AND LAWS
A. The Federal-State Legislative Framework
Historically, most criminal law and its enforcement was a matter reserved to the jurisdiction of the states. Article I of the U.S. Constitution delineates the federal government’s areas of legislative authority and the Tenth Amendment expressly provides that all powers not granted to the central government are reserved to the states. Criminal law is not among the powers specified as being within the federal government’s purview and in Congress’ early days, federal criminal laws were restricted to acts injurious to the national government, such as treason and counterfeiting, or offences of an extra-territorial nature, such as piracy and felonies committed on the high seas.