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Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act (RAVE Act)

  • By: Douglas L. Yearwood
  • In: Encyclopedia of Drug Policy
  • Edited by: Mark A. R. Kleiman & James E. Hawdon
  • Subject:Public Policy, Drug Crimes

The Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act, or the 2002 RAVE Act, was proposed as both a House and Senate bill during the second session of the 107th Congress (S.2633 and H.R. 5519). Both bills sought to enact tougher sanctions surrounding the use of club drugs, primarily MDMA or ecstasy, during all-night dance parties or raves. The proposed bills sought revisions to the crack-house provision of the Controlled Substances Act, or Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, which would have held party organizers or promoters accountable for using club space to profit from the use and distribution of an illegal substance similar to home owners or landlords who allowed the use of crack cocaine on their properties. ...

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