On October 3, 1996, the President signed the Comprehensive Methamphetamine Control Act of 1996. Criminal penalties for methamphetamine trafficking were not affected by the Meth Act (mandatory sentences remained at 5 years for 10 grams of pure methamphetamine and 10 years for 100 grams). However, the Meth Act raised the maximum penalty for trafficking in precursor chemicals and increased penalties for precursor trafficking (5 years for 2-6 kilos of ephedrine/pseudoephedrine and 9 years for 20 kilos or more). In addition, the law raised some penalties for selling chemicals if there was proof they would be used to manufacture/sell methamphetamine.
Source: The National Methamphetamine Drug Conference (1996). Office of National Drug Control Policy.
|Drugs:||Stimulants (amphetamine, methamphetamine)|
|Regions:||USA (United States of America)|
|Topics:||Taxation and regulation|