The Narcotic Drugs Import and Export Act is passed in 1922, leading to tighter controls for cocaine and opium importations/violations. The Narcotic Drugs Import and Export Act of 1922 prohibited the possession, use and import of narcotics unless it was for medicinal use. It was to be enforced by the Federal Narcotics Control Board. The Act also established mandatory requirements for foreign countries that wanted to import or export narcotics from the United States for legitimate purposes.
Source: Dillinger, R. & Cameron J. (2011). Narcotic Drug Import and Export Act. Encyclopedia of Drug Policy.
|Drugs:||Coca (cocaine), Opium (morphine, heroin, opioids)|
|Regions:||USA (United States of America)|
|Topics:||Prohibition, Taxation and regulation|