Boggs Act of 1951
|Long title||An Act to amend the penalty provisions applicable to persons convicted of violating certain narcotic laws, and for other purposes.|
|Nicknames||Marihuana and Narcotic Law Violators Act of 1951|
|Enacted by||the 82nd United States Congress|
|Effective||November 2, 1951|
|Public law||Pub.L. 82–255|
|Statutes at Large||65 Stat. 767|
The Boggs Act of 1951 amended the Narcotic Drugs Import and Export Act and set mandatory sentences for drug convictions. A first offense conviction for marijuana possession carried a minimum sentence of 2 to 10 years and a fine of up to $20,000.
- "Marijuana timeline". PBS. Retrieved 2014-07-31.
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- "Backer of Boggs Act Dies at 76". The New York Times. February 14, 1952. Retrieved 2014-07-31.
- Health Instruction Yearbook. 1952.