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In 1970, Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act which banned the manufacture, importation, possession, use and distribution of certain drugs. The act ranked drugs by their potential for abuse and placed them into five categories. Two of the most widely used drugs in the U.S., wine and alcohol, are exempt from the classifications. Ballot measures in several states including Colorado, Washington and Oregon have decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana. These laws apply only within the respective states and have no effect on Federal law. See recent drug policy news
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Yes but not all drugs. Prevention should be treatment based not prison for users. Jail should be reserved for large traffickers of illegal and black market drugs. Black market in this model would be comparative to tax evasion. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Daly City, CA
Any illegal drug, except for marijuana. Many other drugs are synthetically created and have harmful affects, however marijuana is being legalized as medicinal uses. How much money do you think is being sent on incarceration on marijuana alone?. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Ellendale, TN
Yes, Repeal federal drug laws and leave it up to the states. 4 years ago from a Republican in Marietta, GA
Do so if and only if (1) intoxication is absolutely prohibited from being used as a defense against any criminal charge AND (2) drug takers are prohibited from receiving welfare (any type) or unemployment payments. 4 years ago from a Republican in Panorama City, CA
I am in favor of neither decriminalization nor tougher laws; I believe that people with drug problems need state-funded rehabilitation rather than jail time. 4 years ago from a Republican in Register, GA
No, but we should reform drug sentencing laws and make drug counseling and education mandatory. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Panorama City, CA
Yes but only marajuanna. And make alcohol illegal. 4 years ago from a Green in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Yes, but only if the drugs in question do not cause physical harm to the user. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Beaumont, TX
First, decriminalize marijuana, release anyone being held on marijuana charges; see how that goes, then move on to other less harmful drugs. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Bronx, NY
Yes, but we should offer programs of rehabilitation for drug users rather than jail time. 4 years ago from a Democrat in North Bergen, NJ
No, not all drugs but I am in favor of decriminalizing marijuana and in increasing aid for those who want help with addiction. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Kennewick, WA
Yes, most but not all drugs, and retroactively reduce sentences for all non-violent drug offenses. 4 years ago from a Green in Pflugerville, TX
Yes, decriminalize marijuana but others such as heroin, pcp, or cocaine should maintain illegal status as well as ex and molly. 4 years ago from a Republican in Gulf Breeze, FL