Our federal government has numerous duties, obligations and powers beneath the Constitution. Some of the scholars argue that the reach of federal government must be limited and constrained. Other scholars argue that the federal government must not be constrained or limited where the welfare of U.S. people is concerned. For illustration, in the case, Gonzales versus Raich, the boundaries of the federal government's definition of interstate commerce are in problem. In this case, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents took marijuana plants from the woman's home in California beneath the Federal Controlled Substances Act. Though, under California's Compassionate Use Act of 1996, the plants were permitted for medical use. For this discussion, address the given problems:
a. Does the federal government encompass the right to ban marijuana beneath the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution?
b. Is this overreach of the federal system, or is this effort in line with the responsibilities and obligations of our central government describeed in the Constitution?