1Legal Standing of Alcohol and Various Drugs in the USACourse NameDue DateStudent’s NameLecture’s Name
2The United States of America has established federal drug laws primarily to regulate themanufacture of drugs, possession by the public, and distribution to the rest of the publicmembers. The federal agency dealing with drugs and substance abuse collaborates with the stateand federal laws established by the government to prevent its usage. Whereas the federalagencies ensure that there is no drug trafficking in the state, the state laws conform with thedepartment of criminology to arrest drug offenders for trafficking and possession. Every state inAmerica has its regulations regarding the control of drugs. Still, the controlled substance Act hasthe legal right to control drug laws in any country without limited jurisdiction (Stemen, 2017).The federal government lists the penalties for the possession of some drugs when one iscaught in its possession. The national drugs act has also established testing and search for drugcontrol in various workplaces to ensure drug-free environments (Stemen, 2017). However, fewlaws govern the use of drugs in private premises and companies, making it challenging toimplement the set laws governing the use of drugs and substance use, possession, and trafficking.The state has established policies such as the drug-free Workplace Act, and laws meant toprotect citizens' civil rights in the workplace. A drug-free act is designed mainly to target the useof alcohol and other drug substances in the workplace (Bateman-House et al., 2018). The actgives employers in the companies and workplaces to restrict and control drugs in the companyand organizations. Employers in any organization are given the mandate to rule their use throughwritten authorizations and verbal communication with the workplace workers. However, the acthas not been significant since most employers do not follow the state's procedures regarding thecontrolofdrugsandsubstanceabuse.
3Moreover, the federal drugs act as established the civil rights Act of American workers,which aim at protecting its citizens to an extent in which the employees regulate the use of drugsand substance abuse. The act protects a particular group of employees, such as disabledemployees. The act advises employers on the extent to which they should go during theinvestigation and establish the consequences for the offensive act of drug abuse (Bateman-Houseet al., 2018). In the past, many employees have filed lawsuits against their employers on theinvasion of privacy. Therefore, the act prevents the employees from invading privacy,discrimination, defamation, and wrongful discharges from their employers. Employers have to befair and consistent in the formulation of drug and substance abuse to guide the workers andensure that their policies merge that of workers' federal, local, and civil rights.