Controlled Substance Act

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The Controlled Substance Act (CSA)[1] is the federal law that "combat[s] drug abuse and control[s] legitimate and illegitimate traffic in controlled substances."[2]

"The illegal importation, manufacture, distribution, and possession and improper use of controlled substances have a substantial and detrimental effect on the health and general welfare of the American people."[3]

"Congress was particularly concerned with the diversion of drugs from legitimate channels to illegitimate channels. It was aware that DEA registrants, who have the greatest access to controlled substances and therefore the greatest opportunity for diversion, were responsible for a large part of the illegal drug traffic."[4]

References

  1. 21 U.S.C.S. § 801 et seq.
  2. Gonzales v. Oregon, 126 S. Ct. 904, 911 (2006).
  3. Gonzales v. Raich, 545 U.S. 1, 125 S. Ct. 2195, 2203 n.20 (2005).
  4. United States v. Moore, 423 U.S. 122, 135 (1975) (citations omitted).