P.S. I think we have successfully derailed the topic!
Really? Sorry if you think so. I'm enjoying the exchange!
My partners and I have been researching internet, interstate beverage sales as part of a business plan for a commercial beverage production facility. Visitors buy here while on vacation (stage one), reorder online from back home (stage two). I'm trying to keep up with our legal partner. The Feds, State and County all have their hoops to jump through. That part fascinates me, but it's not my area of responsibility. Many States allow interstate sales and shipping, but the patchwork of local government regulations can drive one to drink one's own product. We've had some great discussions after doing so.
As an engineer, systems operator, brewer, and beekeeper, process design is my responsibilty.
But, it seems to me that Section 2 of the 21st Amendment is saying the Federal government, by repealing the 18th Amendment, is backing away from total prohibition of intoxicating liquors, leaving that authority to local jurisdictions; repeal of the 18th does not take away the power of local governments to have local prohibition.
What part of that addresses passing different laws for local commerce versus interstate commerce?
Aren't the Feds mostly interested in taxes when it comes to alcohol?