Regardless of your opinion, the case says what it says, not what you want it to say.I filled in the part you ignored because it's the genesis of this thread.
Did you actually do what the court did and consider Sonzinsky and the Harrison Narcotic Act precedents?
I'm guessing no, so spoiler alert. If you do, you will discover that the stupid drug war precedents have been eroding our freedoms for a very long time and the precedents have entangled the twin crusades in a gruesome embrace for a hundred years.
Before the commerce power was stretched beyond all recognition, the power to tax was used for power grabs. That's what the Harrison Act was. That's what the National Firearms Act was. That's what the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was.
It means the same thing to me as it has for a long time: our various prohibition programs are stupid.
Lots of stupid laws are on the books. HTFU.