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Drug Abuse Laws

What is drug abuse?

The drug abuse definition states that drug abuse is also known as substance abuse and that drug abuse refers to a maladaptive patterned use of a drug that is used in excessive amounts or with different methods that is not allowed from a medical doctor or professional. There are many types of drug abuse; mood changing/enhancing, to increase stamina, pain altering, and to induce sleep.

What is the federal drug abuse law?

The CSA or Controlled Substances Act bans any illegal acts of manufacturing (making), distributing (dealing), or dispensing (supplying) any controlled drugs. Controlled substances are considered illegal drugs or diverted illegal drugs, which includes the drugs that are considered legal for medical usage, along with some of the chemicals that someone would use in order to make these specific kinds of drugs. The Federal law will most likely look at the larger amounts of the controlled drugs than the state and local laws. Federal laws will also look at those who are involved in interstate and international drug trafficking. The Federal Las will also deal with how a person has violated the Controlled Substances Act and how it has impacted the eligibility for make different kinds of federal benefits such as the grants, loans, contract and different kinds of government assistance. The CSA will also have special bans and punishments against those who have dealt to minors or where someone has used a minor to deal out these drugs, as well as dealing drugs within a school zone, interstate highway or even a truck stop such as a gas station. The Federal punishments are normally more severe than the state or local punishments. For example many times a crime is at least one year in prison when dealt with by the state, but on the other hand if the Federal law is involved the person could be looking at ten years in prison. For more information pertaining to drug abuse contact the Experts.

In the state of Ohio what is the drug abuse punishment for possession of marijuana?

The sentence for drug abuse for possession of marijuana will all depend on the amount that person was caught with. In most cases, if it was less than 100 grams the punishment would be a fine of at least a $100. Now if the individual was caught with anywhere from 100 to 1,000 grams the punishment would be a fine, and six to one year in prison. If the person is caught with anywhere between 1,000 to 20,000 grams of marijuana then the drug punishment would be anywhere from one to five years in prison, and if it is more than 20,000 grams there will be a mandatory minimum sentence of eight years in prison. As for possession of paraphernalia the punishment could be up to 30 days in jail and a fine of $750.00. If this is the individual’s first offense for drug paraphernalia then a jail sentence may be unlikely.

What are some of the causes that people can develop after having a drug abuse problem?

Below is a list of some believed causes or conditions that could often lead to drug abuse problems:
• Psychological disorders: sometimes people use drugs in order to cope with someone, or to hide or deny a disorder such as depression or schizophrenia.
• Alcoholism or alcohol abuse
• Gulf War syndrome
• Austrian syndrome
• Female Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
• Anorexia
• Stress
• Suicide
• Chemical poisoning
• Cardiomyopathy- this can happen after alcohol abuse
• Panic Disorder
• Bulimia
• Pregnancy

In the state of Arkansas if someone is accused of drug abuse by supplying drugs to children, and the individual had tested negative for drugs can this person sue the state for taking their children?

The individual does have the right to sue the state in order to get their children back, but in many cases it is usually impossible to sue the state for money. In order to get money from the state this person would need to prove that the state had acted in hatred towards them or was discriminated against. What this means is that this person will need to prove that the state purposely kept them from knowing their rights.

Many people who have a drug abuse problem do not always realize who they are affecting; this not only includes themselves but the other people around them. For more information on how to receive drug abuse help for not only yourself or someone else you can not only receive this drug abuse information but also the drug abuse laws, and the punishment for drug abuse these individuals seeking this information can turn to the Experts.

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