ⓘ Narcotic


ⓘ Narcotic

The term narcotic originally referred medically to any psychoactive compound with sleep-inducing properties, and euphoric properties as well. In the United States, it has since become associated with opiates and opioids, commonly morphine and heroin, as well as derivatives of many of the compounds found within raw opium latex. The primary three are morphine, codeine, and thebaine.

From a legal point of view, the term "narcotic drug" imprecisely defined and typically has negative connotations. When used in a legal context in the U.S., a narcotic drug is one that is totally prohibited, such as heroin, or one that is used in violation of state regulation.

In medical circles the term is more precisely defined and usually does not carry the same negative connotations.

Statutory classification of a drug a narcotic often increases the penalties for violation of laws on drug control. For example, although Federal law klassificeret as cocaine and amphetamines, "schedule II" drugs, the penalty for possession of cocaine is greater than the penalty for possession of amphetamines, cocaine because, unlike amphetamines, is classified as a drug.

  • The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs CND is one of the functional commissions of the United Nations Economic and Social Council ECOSOC and
  • Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 is an international treaty to prohibit production and supply of specific nominally narcotic drugs and of drugs
  • Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws developed the Uniform State Narcotic Drug Act in 1934 due to the lack of restrictions in the Harrison Act of
  • Narcotic Thrust are an English electronic dance music duo, consisting of producers Stuart Crichton and Andy Morris. The name Narcotic Thrust is an anagram
  • The United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988 is one of three major drug control treaties
  • The Federal Bureau of Narcotics FBN was an agency of the United States Department of the Treasury. Established in the Department of the Treasury by
  • The Narcotics Control Board NACOB is a Ghanaian agency under the Ministry of Interior. It is the agency concerned with the formulation and enforcement
  • The Harrison Narcotics Tax Act Ch. 1, 38 Stat. 785 was a United States federal law that regulated and taxed the production, importation, and distribution
  • The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, commonly referred to as the NDPS Act, is an Act of the Parliament of India that prohibits a person
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