Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act
The Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act of 2003 is a United States federal law enacted as a rider within the PROTECT Act on April 30, 2003. A substantially similar Act was proposed during the previous Congress as the Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act (RAVE Act).
The RAVE Act was originally sponsored by Senator Joseph Biden, who was also the writer of the Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act. Biden attached the legislation as a rider to the bill creating the popular AMBER Alert system, in order to get it passed without debate.
This act authorizes funds to educate parents and kids on the dangers of Ecstasy and other drugs. It also directs the United States Sentencing Commission to consider increasing federal sentencing penalties for offenses involving GHB, a drug rumored to facilitate sexual assaults; and it makes clear that anyone who knowingly opens, leases, rents, or maintains, whether permanently or temporarily, any place for the purpose of using, distributing or manufacturing any controlled substance, can be held accountable. The new law also makes it unlawful for a manager, employee or owner, to profit from, or make available for use, any place for the purpose of storing, distributing, manufacturing, or using a controlled substance.
- Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, "ecstasy")
- Retracted article on neurotoxicity of ecstasy
- Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act
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- Information about the act, from National Library for the Environment
- FAQs About The Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act, from the Drug Enforcement Administration
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