Gonzales v. Raich Case Brief
Summary of Gonzales v. Raich
Facts: Controlled Substances Act prohibits the local cultivation of marijuana in order to combat the interstate traffic in illegal drugs.
Issue: Does local prohibition of marijuana affect interstate commerce?
Holding: Yes. Congress has a rational basis for believing that the local supply of marijuana has a substantial effect on the supply and demand in the national market. The activities being regulated are economic in nature—production, distribution and consumption.