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Did you know?? The criminalization of drugs in the U.S. began with The Harrison Tax Act of 1914, which imposed a prohibitive tax of $1,000 for non-medical exchange of certain drugs. The crime? Tax evasion.
ref: The History of the Non-Medical Use of Drugs in the United States
With the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, a major illegal substance control campaign began. Americans have witnessed a corresponding shift of resources and public attention onto the growing problem of substance abuse and its effects on society.
A table comparing the 2010, 2011 & 2012
budgets with a breakdown by program/agency
The specifics of federally mandated penalties per drug classification and quantity
The Psychotropic Substances Act of 1978
The Controlled Substances Penalties Amendments Act of 1984
The Chemical Diversion and Trafficking Act of 1988
The Domestic Chemical Diversion and Control Act of 1993
The Federal Analog Act
Definitions of the 5 classifications of controlled substances.
39 Laws or Guidelines established at a federal level, each implemented
or not at the state level.