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H.R. 3490 (82nd): An Act to amend the penalty provisions applicable to persons convicted of violating certain narcotic laws, and for other purposes

About the bill

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The Boggs Act of 1952 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.

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82nd Congress (1951–1952)


Enacted on Nov 2, 1951


Pub.L. 82-255


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