When the state legalizes a controlled substance it also at least sets the foundation to defy federal prohibition.
Conservatives may not agree when a state legalizes a controlled substance. But the Constitution is clear that the state has the authority to do so. The Tenth Amendment is not ambiguous on the issue. That’s why, when the federal government wanted to prohibit alcoholic beverages, they had to go through the process of amending the Constitution. They knew that, as written, the Constitution gave no authority to the federal government to ban alcohol.
So now it seems that Louisiana may be the first state that legalized a controlled substance of this kind.
No, not any narcotic. They want to legalize raw milk.
According to the Tenth Amendment Center,
A bill under consideration in the Louisiana Senate would legalize limited raw milk sales in the state, taking an important step toward effectively nullifying a federal prohibition scheme in effect.
Sen. Eric LaFleur (D-Ville Platte) introduced Senate Bill 29 (SB29) on Feb. 25. The legislation would allow farmers to sell unpasteurized cow and goat milk directly to consumers. The law would limit raw milk sales to an average of 500 gallons per month.
Current Louisiana law imposes a complete ban on the sale, transport and importation of raw milk or raw milk products.
The feds take raw milk prohibition very seriously!
No matter if you think raw milk is healthy to drink or not, it is obviously not the government’s job to tell consumers that they are not supposed to drink milk if they have given their informed consent. Much less should government agents be threatening consumers or producers with firearms or destroying their business inventory under the guise of “collecting samples.”
The Louisiana bill is a step in the right direction. Hopefully, it will pass and the same will happen in other states.