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Sociology of Drug Use 2.18.2017 1. while heroin was outlawed, other opiates continued to be marketed for medical uses a. Synthetic opiods have since been developed for medical sues (eg methadone, dilaudid, demerol, fentanyl, oxycontin) b. Also a gray market in medically approved opiates; while heroin is sold in a black market 2. Narcotics clinics (1912-1923) were closed a. These clinics withdrew addicts from drugs; although some clinics maintained addicts 3. One of the most important consequences of the Harrison Act was the criminalization of MJ a. The MJ Tax Act (1937) i. Used basic legal framework as Harrison Act ii. Regulated distribution of MJ by medical professionals by requiring them to: 1. Register with the federal government and pay a tax a. Didn’t give out that many stamps so it was like outlawing it for all uses 2. Could only administer it in the course of their professional practice 3. All recreational, non-medical use was illegal a. If you had it on you without the stamp than you could be arrested for possession. iii. The MJ Tax Act was passed due to the efforts of rule enforcers like harry anslinger a. If there are already anti-mj laws than it is easier to get federal laws 2. Became commissioner of the FBN in 1930 3. By 1935, lobbied states to pass the law by running a moral campaign a.
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  • Fall '15
  • Sociology, Morphine, cocaine, MJ Tax Act

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