Applies controls over marijuana similar to narcotics
FDA given control over drug safety, Drugs redefined: effect body even in absence of disease, Establishes class of drugs available by Prescription (Company determines status)
Prohibits growing poppy w/o license
Mandatory sentences for narcotic violations
Established more specific guidelines for prescription drugs: habit forming, safety, and evaluation of new drugs
Intends to impose even more severe penalties for narcotics violations
Strict controls over amphetamines, barbiturates, LSD, etc.
Allows treatment as an alternative to jail
Provides that sentence may be suspended and record expunged if no further violations within 1 year
Replaces and updates all previous laws concerning narcotics and other dangerous drugs. Emphasis on law enforcement.
Establishes federally funded programs for prevention and treatment
Consolidates NIMH, NIDA, and NIAAA under umbrella organization
Increases penalties for distribution
Regulates methadone licensing
Remodels Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs into DEA