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Unformatted text preview: 1-16-08U.S. Drug Laws•Drug laws have limited effectiveness in reducing overall illicit drug availability and use•San Francisco Ordinance (1875) – opium dens banned•Pure Food and Drug Act (1906) – first federal legislation designed to control opiate addiction (labeling law)oIf people have a problem with morphine, a 100% morphine product they would presumably stay away from… Not necessarily.•Harrison Narcotic Act (1914) – regulated legal supply of drugs like opium•Alcohol Prohibition (1920) – Congress passed 18thamendment to the constitution prohibiting production, sale, transportation, and importing of alcoholoRampant alcoholism – national average was 5 drinks/day/person, and most women didn’t drink.•You could obtain a prescription for a drink for “medical purposes” from your doctor and get it filled at a local drug store•There were many ways of working around the 18thAmendment but this was the only legal one....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course PSY 459 taught by Professor Marcizinski during the Spring '08 term at Kentucky.
- Spring '08