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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

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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Last updated Aug 23, 2016. Source: Wikipedia

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