Federal Drug Enforcement: History, Policies, Trends

Collin Valponi (Editor)

Series: Drug Transit and Distribution, Interception and Control
BISAC: SOC027000



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The federal government prohibits the manufacturing, distribution, and possession of many intoxicating substances that are solely intended for recreational use (notable exceptions are alcohol and tobacco); however, the federal government also allows for and controls the medical use of many intoxicants.

Federal authority to control these substances primarily resides with the Attorney General of the United States. This book discusses domestic drug enforcement. It outlines historic development and major changes in U.S. drug enforcement to help provide an understanding of how and why certain laws and policies were implemented and how these developments and changes shaped current drug enforcement policy. This book also highlights certain non-criminal regulatory requirements of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Drug Enforcement in the United States: History, Policy, and Trends (pp. 1-36)
Lisa N. Sacco

Chapter 2 - Reauthorizing the Office of National Drug Control Policy: Issues for Consideration (pp. 37-56)
Lisa N. Sacco and Kristin Finklea

Chapter 3 - The Controlled Substances Act: Regulatory Requirements (pp. 57-80)
Brian T. Yeh

Chapter 4 - Drug Offenses: Maximum Fines and Terms of Imprisonment for Violation of the Federal Controlled Substances Act and Related Laws (pp. 81-100)
Brian T. Yeh

Chapter 5 - State Marijuana Legalization Initiatives: Implications for Federal Law Enforcement (pp. 101-132)
Lisa N. Sacco and Kristin Finklea


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