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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, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time for drug use. In addition, Decriminalization (as opposed to legalization) will provide regulation & legislation (although I hate that term) to keep it out of the hands of minors,... 4 years ago from a Green in Laguna Hills, CA
Yes, by only marijuana. Other recreational and prescription drugs that are misused and have many life threatening effects. These drugs require regular use of rehab if those who are misusing them even go to rehab. The effects to society would be much... 4 years ago from a Democrat in Gainesville, FL
No, the government should do more to educate and dissuade people from a lifestyle that involves drugs, because criminalizing it and making it taboo only adds incentive to the existence of a black market for drugs which leads to cartels and drug wars. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Princeton, NJ