Controlled Substances Act

The Controlled Substances Act, along with latter amendments, combined numerous separate drug laws into one broad federal statute that covered various aspects of drugs, from use and abuse prevention and treatment to the pharmaceutical industry and drug traffic interdiction. It was intended to serve as a sweeping federal approach to uniformly address varied aspects of drug use and abuse. This act and the broader Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act collectively attempted to combine all then existing federal drug laws into a single statute. These acts still serve as the major legal foundation guiding drug enforcement efforts in the United States, as well as for regulating the manufacturing of drugs. The act significantly changed the nature of federal drug policies in the United ...

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