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|Other short titles|
|Long title||An Act Supplemental to the National Prohibition Act.|
|Nicknames||National Prohibition Supplemental Act of 1921|
|Enacted by||the 67th United States Congress|
|Effective||November 23, 1921|
|Statutes at Large||42 Stat. 222|
|Titles amended||27 U.S.C.: Intoxicating Liquors|
|U.S.C. sections amended||27 U.S.C. ch. 1 §§ 2,3,5|
|Medicinal Liquor Prescriptions Act of 1933|
|United States Supreme Court cases|
|Lambert v. Yellowley|
The Willis–Campbell Act of 1921, sponsored by Sen. Frank B. Willis (R) of Ohio and Rep. Philip P. Campbell (R) of Kansas, prohibited doctors from prescribing beer or liquor as a "drug" to treat ailments. It was commonly known as the "beer emergency bill".
The Act kept in force all anti-liquor tax laws that had been in place prior to the passage of the Volstead Act in 1919, giving authorities the right to choose whether or not to prosecute offenders under prohibition laws or revenue laws, but at the same time guaranteeing bootleggers that they would not be prosecuted in both ways.
- Hanson, Ph.D., David J. "Willis-Campbell Act Restricted Prescriptions for Alcohol". AlcoholProblemsandSolutions.org. State University of New York.
- Cowan, Rubey; Joyce, Billy (1920). "Oh! Doctor". Digital Commons - University of Maine. New York: Stark & Cowan, Inc.
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