Anti-Drug Legislation Matrix

In: Other Topics

Submitted By johnsosu
Words 2095
Pages 9
| Is marijuana illegal? | What are the penalties for possession of cocaine? | What are the penalties for possession of heroin? | What are the penalties for possession of prescription drugs? | What is the blood alcohol level for a driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) crime? | Is there extreme DWI or DUI? If so, what is the punishment? | Federal | | | | | | | <State 1> | | | | | | | <State 2> | | | | | | | <State 3> | | | | | | |

1. Where do you see the largest variance between federal and state anti-drug legislation?

2. What is the purpose of anti-drug legislation in relation to public order crime?


Despite medical cannabis laws in 40 states, cannabis is still illegal under federal law. Federal marijuana law.

(2016). Retrieved from

Under federal law, a person with no prior federal or state convictions of possession of any narcotic who is convicted of a first offense of cocaine possession may be sentenced to not more than one year in prison, fined not less than $1,000, or both. A person convicted of cocaine possession after a prior conviction of possession of cocaine or any other narcotic in either federal or state court may be sentenced to not less than 15 days and not more than two years in prison, fined not less than $2,500, or both. Two or more prior convictions of possession of any narcotic in federal or state court may lead to a sentence of not less than 90 days in prison, a fine of not less than $5,000, or both. The term of imprisonment and the amount of the fine maybe affected by the quantity of the drug seized. A charge of possession with intent to distribute (sell) cocaine greatly increases the penalties.

Cocaine possession. (2016). Retrieved from…...

Similar Documents


...employer are that an employee should carry out orders given by the employer providing they are not illegal. An employee should not compete in business against their employer whilst employed by them, and should not disclose any of the employers confidential information, or disrupt business. An employee should be willing to give their employer any inventions developed during their employment, and look after the employers property. 3. The unwritten duties of an employee to their own job and that an employee should work with reasonable skill and care, and be prepared to learn new skills if their job changes. TASK 6 It is important for the employer to keep up to date with all employment legislation as legislation is constantly changing. Failure to keep up to date with the latest legislation may lead to an employer becoming at risk of claims from employees. TASK 7 The essential features of an organisation’s disciplinary procedures are that, the procedure should be non-discriminatory, and that the employee(s) should be notified of what disciplinary action may be taken. Employees should be aware of which levels of management have the authority regarding various levels of disciplinary action. All information regarding disciplinary procedures should be kept confidential and should be in writing. Employees should be informed of the complaints against them and any supporting evidence before any disciplinary hearing. Prior to any disciplinary action being taken, the......

Words: 2278 - Pages: 10


...Legislation Here are some of the acts that took place between the year 1979 and 1990 which were also used at Manchester Airport. Data protection act 1998 The data protection act was updated on the 16th of July but the first act came onto place in the year 1984 and now this regulates the process of information relating to individuals. This act came into place because advanced personal information was being shared around the world and it needed to be controlled so it would sort out the information that can be distributed and the information that can’t. An example of information being processed properly so no one can find out your personal information is: if you were to ring the bank to find out your balance you would have to go through security to protect your personal data like passwords, security numbers etc. Any information must be processed correctly and follow strict rules. Information should not be processed unless one of the conditions is met: The person whose data it is has given permission for the processing. The process is relevant for what the information is needed for. The process is necessary for the administration of justice or for a government department. The data controller has the legal right to process the information or data. The processing is necessary to protect the interests of the person (e.g. a criminal will not disclose the information about a person’s conviction) Personal data, i.e. marital status, salary etc, should only be obtained......

Words: 1349 - Pages: 6

Corruption and Anti Graft Legislation of Italy

...verdict from 2005 to 2010.  A 2011 report on Italy’s enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention also emphasised that the statute of limitations is the primary reason why significant foreign bribery enforcement efforts have led to only limited sanctions. Anti-corruption institutions Italy does not have an independent and dedicated anti-corruption authority. There is also no anti-corruption legal framework in place. According to a 2012 report, institutions tasked with fighting corruption have few resources, little independence and are not very transparent. Therefore, the ability to curb corruption and hold individuals to account is reduced. Whistleblower protection There is no dedicated whistleblower legislation in Italy. The few laws that can be applied are fragmented between the Criminal Code and labour laws. Reporting channels for whistleblowers are also inadequate, with few public sector bodies providing internal reporting mechanisms. As a result, there is little reporting of illegal activities. ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS Legislation With anti-corruption reforms listed in Prime Minister Mario Monti’s agenda, a new bill on corruption is being discussed in parliament. The bill could provide greater accountability and transparency in Italian politics and government by establishing, among others, an anti-corruption agency and introducing whistleblower protection in......

Words: 1107 - Pages: 5

Personal Analysis Matrix

...University of Phoenix Material Anti-Drug Legislation Matrix Complete the matrix by selecting three states to add below Federal. Then, answer each question listed in the first row for each corresponding law. | |Is marijuana |What are the |What are the | |What is the blood|Is there extreme DWI or DUI? If| | |illegal? Marijuana |penalties for |penalties for | |alcohol level for|so, what is the punishment? | | |is illegal in all |possession of |possession of heroin?| |a driving while | | | |three states. |cocaine? |Washington DC Heroin | |intoxicated (DWI)| | | |Currently the three |Both misdemeanor and |is a highly addictive| |or driving under | | | |states are in the |felony possession |drug. Because of | |the influence | | | |process of adapting |convictions require |this, possession of | |(DUI) | | | |a new law that |proof that the |heroin is classified | | | | | |considers purchasing|defendant knowingly |as a Class C | | | | | |marijuana in 2016. |and intentionally |felony charge. This ......

Words: 922 - Pages: 4

Drug Legislatue Worksheet

...University of Phoenix Material Anti-Drug Legislation Matrix Complete the matrix by selecting three states to add below Federal. Then, answer each question listed in the first row for each corresponding law. | |Is marijuana |What are the |What are the |What are the |What is the |Is there extreme | | |illegal? |penalties for |penalties for |penalties for |blood alcohol |DWI or DUI? If so,| | | |possession of |possession of heroin?|possession of |level for a |what is the | | | |cocaine? | |prescription drugs?|driving while |punishment? | | | | | | |intoxicated | | | | | | | |(DWI) or driving| | | | | | | |under the | | | | | | | |influence (DUI) | | | | | | | |crime? | | |Federal |No. |Title 21 1st |Title 21 1st ...

Words: 1169 - Pages: 5

Extremist Anti-Abortion Legislation

...Extremist Anti-Abortion Group Introduction Gandhi is reported to have said, “there are many causes that I would die for yet there is not a single cause that I would kill for”. Ghandi's words have the ring of a distant past when the ideals of social and political activism maintained a common sense. Today, terrorists around the world are willing to kill and die for causes that seem unclear and often contradictory. This new method of violence reflects the politics of the anti-abortionist movement that is willing to kill to save lives or willing to die to become enshrined as a martyr. Terrorism is defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as "...a violent act or an act dangerous to human life, in violation of the criminal laws of the United States, or of any state, to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives" ("Terrorism 2000/2001"). The violent faction of the anti-abortion movement certainly fits this description. It is a form of war that is being waged against the domestic social structure with wide ranging implications. The violent anti-abortion groups are a contradiction of values and the extremist motivations behind them make it a dangerous and terrorizing movement. Literature Review Understanding the motivation behind the anti-abortion terrorism is an important step in curtailing the violence. The movement is an oxymoron where killing takes place to save lives. The......

Words: 1468 - Pages: 6

Anti-Cancer Drug Cost Regulations- Cocontainment for the Pharmaceutical Companies

...Anti-Cancer Drug Cost Regulations- Cost-Containment for the Pharmaceutical Companies Brenda Roberson University of Maryland University College Abstract Drug development is a long, inefficient, and expensive process and takes 10 to 15 years for development at a cost of about $1.3 billion (Nelson, 2014). When speaking of research and development (R&D) for new drugs; a large number of drugs that go through research do not make it to the FDA or the marketplace. Critics of pharmaceutical companies point out that only a small portion of the pharmaceutical companies’ expenditures account for research and development (R&D). The majority of the money’s spent in marketing and administration. There is also controversy over the $1.3 billion figure as an actual cost. Reported by Nelson (2014) Dr. Kantarjian of M.D. Anderson disputes the $1.3 billion figure for development; he believes this figure to be inflated to cover ancillary expenses, salaries, bonuses, stock market returns, and other indirect costs not related to R&D. The cost of cancer drug therapy is becoming impossible to justify or rationalize for both patient and society. New cancer drugs being approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are typically costing upwards of $100,000 per year and many times used in combination with other agents (Bunnell, 2012, p. 932) increasing the cost even more. These high priced anti-cancer drugs achieve only marginal benefit for the patient. Benefits achievements of...

Words: 2794 - Pages: 12

The Anti-Drug Campaign and the First Opium War

...The Anti-Drug Campaign and the First Opium War In 1930, Chinese officials began to have growing concerns about the increasing trade of opium with the British. China’s social and economic status started to decline due to the opium trade agreement. Chinese addiction to opium became overwhelming and eventually forced China to launch Lin Zexu’s Anti-Drug Campaign in 1839. As a result, this campaign was viewed as a violation of the trade agreement with Britain and helped led to the First Opium War. China isolated themselves from the western world, believing they didn’t need anything from foreign trade. For eight decades, the only port that China opened was called the Canton System. The problem was China only wanted silver in exchange for their exports to Europe. Unfortunately, Europe only traded in gold and silver was hard to come by. Desperate to resolve the foreign trade, Britain realized they can acquire such a commodity in opium from India to exchange for exports in China. The trade of India’s opium started as a medical drug in the early 1800’s between China and Britain. Eventually, it triggered massive dependences throughout China’s society that affected the rich and poor equally. Before long, the demand for the drug was overwhelming, resulting in China importing more opium than exporting trades. Thus, resulting in an imbalanced foreign trade and stability of China’s society. A decree issued in 1810 from the Chinese Emperor stating, “Opium is a poison, undermining our......

Words: 1788 - Pages: 8

Mandatory Drug Testing Legislation

...Mandatory Drug Testing Legislation Mandatory Drug Testing Legislation The subject of our debate is whether or not public assistance recipients should be required to pass a mandatory drug test as a qualifying standard. There are currently twenty seven states considering some type of legislation this year that would require anybody wishing to receive public assistance to pass a drug test in order to do so. While on the surface this type of policy seems to make sense in order to regulate where a state uses its funds, there are many who see this practice as unconstitutional. The controversy surrounding the legality of this proposed legislation centers around a U.S. Supreme court ruling that states that searches conducted without reasonable suspicion violated safeguards set forth by the 4th amendment. It categorized random drug testing as an unconstitutional search under this ruling except in cases where there is a “special need”. It is this “special need” classification that seems to be the sticking point for both sides of the debate. Those who favor the legislation say the fact they are applying for public assistance qualifies them to be legally tested for narcotics while the people that oppose it argue the opposite. Another point of controversy has been the overall cost effectiveness of the program in states where it is already in effect. In Florida currently two percent of all people tested as a requirement to receive public assistance have tested positive for drugs. The......

Words: 660 - Pages: 3


...Community policing is a great addition to the legislation and has helped in the war on drugs. How has community policing had such a positive affect? First we to ask ourselves how drugs can impact the community and the people who reside in it. The negative effects of drugs are not just to the individual, but to his or her community also. “Although many of these effects cannot be quantified, ONDCP recently reported that in 2002, the economic cost of drug abuse to the United States was $180.9 billion.” (NDIC, 2006) The most common effects of drug abuse include: ill health, sickness and eventually, death. Diseases such as hepatitis and AIDS are spread through drug use such as heroin users. Every year thousands upon thousands of infants are born with impairments and illnesses due to drug abusing mothers. Crime rates go up in neighborhoods infested with drug abusers. “However, this is only a part of the distressing picture of the relationship between narcotic addiction and criminality. For most narcotic addicts, predatory crime (larceny, shoplifting, sneak thievery, burglary, embezzlement, robbery, etc.), is a necessary way of life. “(PLOSCOWE) One important aspect about community policing is its ability to deter the drug trade. Community policing seeks an alternative to arresting individuals with drug charges. The emphasis is placed on the drug user and less on the drug dealer. “The criminal justice approach to regulating drug use in the United States overly burdens the legal and......

Words: 498 - Pages: 2

Anti-Drug Legislation Analysis

...Anti-drug Legislation Analysis Criminal Law CJA/354 Anti-drug Legislation Analysis Prohibiting and reducing illegal drug trade is a policy of the anti-drug legislation of laws and polices discouraging any distributing, producing, and the consumption of substances. The students’ paper will focus on the federal and state legislation of marijuana. The student will compare and contrast similarities, and differences among the states of Arizona and California. The student will discuss current laws of each state and examine the proposition of legalization of marijuana. In addition the student will review the impact of legislation change at different levels of the current war on drugs in both the federal and state. The student will assess how legalization will affect asset forfeiture and if would be worthwhile. Starting in the United States of America in 1875 the city of San Francisco enacted a statute that prevented smoking opium (Schmalleger, 2010, p. 384). States quick to follow, the enactment of the Harrison Act in 1914 through medical professional was a requirement of the federal government to register and pay one dollar per year on the tax (Schmalleger, 2010 p. 384). Drug trafficking dealers not registered faced the penalty of prison time of five years and up to a fine of two thousand dollars (Schmalleger, 2010, p. 384). In 1920 the legal availability of heroin came to a halt as the courts considered heroin a prolonged addiction therefore as medical treatment was not......

Words: 1086 - Pages: 5

Anti-Drug Analysis

...Anti-Drug legislation Analysis Joe Lamb CJA/354 May 21, 2012 Lora Terrill Anti-Drug legislation Analysis The topic of paper will focus on the numerous anti-drug policies created by federal and state legislation. Furthermore, the similarities and differences between the various states will be compared with federal policy. An analysis will further be provided regarding the legalization or decriminalization of the drug marijuana and the possible impact legalizing drugs like marijuana could have on the federal, state, and local law enforcement, corrections, and society. In 1875, San Francisco was the first state to enact a ban that prohibited individuals from smoking opium. Unfortunately, the Act targeted mainly Chinese immigrants but was a leading factor to the creation of future antidrug laws. In 1914 the Harrison Act came into effect which required all medical professionals dealing in morphine, opium, and other substances to register with the federal government and pay an annual tax of one dollar. Any individual not registered and who were caught trafficking drugs could be punished with a fine of not more than two thousand dollars and serve up to five years in prison. Before the Heroin Maintenance Act was put into effect in 1920, individuals addicted to drugs could be treated at a clinic with medially prescribed Heroin. Studies conducted over time proved that the use of heroin to treat substance abuse was only causing further damage by prolonging one's addiction and......

Words: 1639 - Pages: 7

Anti Drug Legislation

...Anti Drug Legislation Analysis Lisa Myatt CJA/343 May 16, 2011 Lora Terrill In our country today the Federal and State legislation has its focus on prohibiting and reducing the illegal drug trade. The federal and state anti-drug legislation policies differ and from state to state various factors are considered. The federal government as well as the government of every state has established policies and laws to discourage the production, distribution and consumption of several types of controlled substances. The United States anti-drug legislation dates back to around 1875 with a statute enacted by the city of San Francisco on the prohibiting of smoking opium (Pearson Edu, 2010). In 1914 the federal anti-drug legislation enacted the Harrison Act. This act required physicians, pharmacists, and other medical professionals to register and pay a $1.00 tax per year (Pearson Edu, 2010). Those individuals who were not registered and were found to be drug trafficking were faced with a maximum fine of $2,000 and up to five years in prison. The Crime Control Act of 1990 is another federal anti-drug legislation targeting drug crime and the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 provided funding for rural anticrime and antidrug efforts (Pearson Edu, 2010). In 1986 legislation was passed by U.S. Congress requiring mandatory prison sentences for a variety of drug offenses. This......

Words: 1316 - Pages: 6

Anti Helmentic Drugs

...flukes, tape worms, and round worms. And antihelmintic medicines are needed to kill and to prevent the parasitic worms and one of this is garlic. Antihelmintic or anhelmintics are drugs that expel are used to treat infections of parasiti worms. Anti means to destroy or to prevent while helminthes are parasitic worms therefore the meaning of antihelmintic is to destroy and to prevent parasitic worms. There are wide varieties of antihelmintics drugs but expensive so many studies tired find new alternative medicinal plants and one of these is garlic. Allium sativum , commonly known as garlic , is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion. Dating back over 6,000 years garlic is native to Central Asia, and it has been used throughout its history for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many culture. Hippocrates, Galen and Pliny all mentioned the use of garlic for many conditions, including parasites, respirstory problems, poor digestion and low energy. Galen a philosopher said that it is the “rustics theriac” that means “cure-all”. In recent studies, garlic has been found to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal activity. Fresh garlic cloves show good anti microbial activity. It is used to prevent and to treat bacterial infections. Methods that involve crushing the fresh clove release more allicin. While garlic is a common......

Words: 1561 - Pages: 7

Crime Matrix

...University of Phoenix Material Anti-Drug Legislation Matrix Complete the matrix by selecting three states to add below Federal. Then, answer each question listed in the first row for each corresponding law. Is marijuana illegal? What are the penalties for possession of cocaine? What are the penalties for possession of heroin? What are the penalties for possession of prescription drugs? What is the blood alcohol level for a driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) crime? Is there extreme DWI or DUI? If so, what is the punishment? Federal Florida California Tennessee Yes Code:39-17-401. Possession or casual exchange: Class A misdemeanor unless adult to minor and adult is 2 yrs. the minor's senior, then felony; Subsequent offense: if 2 or more prior convictions: Class E felony; Less than .5 grams is a class C felony, may be fined up to $100,000.; Class B .5 grams or less and at commission of crime, death occurred, defendant concealed a deadly weapon. 1. Where do you see the largest variance between federal and state anti-drug legislation? 2. What is the purpose of anti-drug legislation in relation to public order crime? Team B We had a great week and together we finished our assignment in a timely manner and would like to start on this assignment so we can start on our final assignment which will need more of our time. I have chosen three states to research. If anyone does not agree please feel...

Words: 294 - Pages: 2

5,0 su 5 stelle | Una Mamma per Amica streaming | The Brink