Questions tagged [narcotics]

relating to illegal drugs or FDA "controlled substances"

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Is the weight of the container included in the weight of drugs?

In this video a suspect has a can of soda with a bag of cocaine inside. While trying to get the guy to admit to possession, a police officer tells the suspect that the weight of the entire package ...
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Is *using* illegal drugs illegal in the US?

This may seem like an obvious, of course, it is. The problem is, it seems that, while US government prohibit possessing drugs, it doesn't prohibit using. So drug usage is a bit like prostitution or ...
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Are there any indication that article 112 of anti narcotic laws in Indonesia are meant for “dealers” rather than “users”?

Indonesia have laws against narcotic However the law is a bit strange. Say there are 2 people doing the exact same crime, namely using drugs. One is jailed a minimum of 4 years and another is freed. ...
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Is peer-to-peer drug dealing illegal for the developer?

If a developer were to develop a distributed web app which essentially connected drug dealers to clients in the physical world, what would the legal ramifications be for the developer? Details ...
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Marijuana Across State Lines, where State Laws Differ

I'm taking a trip to Colorado, where recreational marijuana is legal. I live in New Mexico, where I have my state certified, state legal medical marijuana card. I'm taking a plane to and from. Can I ...
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Why is Silk Road criminal but not LocalBitcoins?

How are the Localbitcoins.com founders safe from money laundering laws? LocalBitcoins says its purpose is to connect buyers and sellers. That legalese makes it escape criminal laws. What about Silk ...
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Supreme Court Case Online Materials Missing Information

I'm briefing a 1963 Supreme Court case for a class and one of the issues described in the court decision report, and discussed in the oral arguments (audio recordings on Oyez) was the use of an ...
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Is it legal for undercover cops to pose as your friends?

I recently saw a video on YouTube about a kid who was arrested after "selling" weed to an undercover cop who was pretending to be his friend at school, what I found even worse was that the kid had ...
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Floating drug laboratory in international waters

This morning I read about Hongkongers being charged for operating a floating drug laboratory in front of the Phillipines coast. What would be the legal grounds for this operation in case these ...
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Cannabis laws in Northern Cyprus

How strict are Cannabis laws in North Cyprus, i.e. if you caught with 150 grams of Cannabis? What would the punishment be, and is it usually easy to get bail with that sort of crime?