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    Is meth use illegal?

    Are there laws against methamphetamine use? This is not referring to possession or driving under the influence. If answering, please let me know what state you are referring to. Thank you.

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    Meth use.

    The use, manufacture, possession, sale, transportation of meth is unlawful in Alabama, and is a felony.

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    11550. (a) No person shall use, or be under the influence of any
    controlled substance which is (1) specified in subdivision (b), (c),
    or (e), or paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 11054,
    specified in paragraph (14), (15), (21), (22), or (23) of subdivision
    (d) of Section 11054, specified in subdivision (b) or (c) of Section
    11055, or specified in paragraph (1) or (2) of subdivision (d) or in
    paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 11055, or (2) a narcotic
    drug classified in Schedule III, IV, or V, except when administered
    by or under the direction of a person licensed by the state to
    dispense, prescribe, or administer controlled substances. It shall
    be the burden of the defense to show that it comes within the
    exception. Any person convicted of violating this subdivision is
    guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be sentenced to serve a term of not
    less than 90 days or more than one year in a county jail. The court
    may place a person convicted under this subdivision on probation for
    a period not to exceed five years and, except as provided in
    subdivision (c), shall in all cases in which probation is granted
    require, as a condition thereof, that the person be confined in a
    county jail for at least 90 days. Other than as provided by
    subdivision (c), in no event shall the court have the power to
    absolve a person who violates this subdivision from the obligation of
    spending at least 90 days in confinement in a county jail.
    (b) Any person who (1) is convicted of violating subdivision (a)
    when the offense occurred within seven years of that person being
    convicted of two or more separate violations of that subdivision, and
    (2) refuses to complete a licensed drug rehabilitation program
    offered by the court pursuant to subdivision (c), shall be punished
    by imprisonment in a county jail for not less than 180 days nor more
    than one year. In no event does the court have the power to absolve
    a person convicted of a violation of subdivision (a) that is
    punishable under this subdivision from the obligation of spending at
    least 180 days in confinement in a county jail unless there are no
    licensed drug rehabilitation programs reasonably available.
    For the purpose of this section, a drug rehabilitation program
    shall not be considered reasonably available unless the person is
    required to pay no more than the court determines that he or she is
    reasonably able to pay, in order to participate in the program.
    (c) The court may, when it would be in the interest of justice,
    permit any person convicted of a violation of subdivision (a)
    punishable under subdivision (a) or (b) to complete a licensed drug
    rehabilitation program in lieu of part or all of the imprisonment in
    the county jail. As a condition of sentencing, the court may require
    the offender to pay all or a portion of the drug rehabilitation
    program.
    In order to alleviate jail overcrowding and to provide recidivist
    offenders with a reasonable opportunity to seek rehabilitation
    pursuant to this subdivision, counties are encouraged to include
    provisions to augment licensed drug rehabilitation programs in their
    substance abuse proposals and applications submitted to the state for
    federal and state drug abuse funds.
    (d) In addition to any fine assessed under this section, the judge
    may assess a fine not to exceed seventy dollars ($70) against any
    person who violates this section, with the proceeds of this fine to
    be used in accordance with Section 1463.23 of the Penal Code. The
    court shall, however, take into consideration the defendant's ability
    to pay, and no defendant shall be denied probation because of his or
    her inability to pay the fine permitted under this subdivision.
    (e) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a) and (b) or any other
    provision of law, any person who is unlawfully under the influence of
    cocaine, cocaine base, heroin, methamphetamine, or phencyclidine
    while in the immediate personal possession of a loaded, operable
    firearm is guilty of a public offense punishable by imprisonment in a
    county jail for not exceeding one year or in state prison.
    As used in this subdivision "immediate personal possession"
    includes, but is not limited to, the interior passenger compartment
    of a motor vehicle.
    (f) Every person who violates subdivision (e) is punishable upon
    the second and each subsequent conviction by imprisonment in the
    state prison for two, three, or four years.
    (g) Nothing in this section prevents deferred entry of judgment or
    a defendant's participation in a preguilty plea drug court program
    under Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 1000) of Title 6 of Part 2
    of the Penal Code unless the person is charged with violating
    subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 243 of the Penal Code. A person
    charged with violating this section by being under the influence of
    any controlled substance which is specified in paragraph (21), (22),
    or (23) of subdivision (d) of Section 11054 or in paragraph (3) of
    subdivision (e) of Section 11055 and with violating either
    subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 243 of the Penal Code or with a
    violation of subdivision (e) shall be ineligible for deferred entry
    of judgment or a preguilty plea drug court program.

    California's Code on this subject. This is out of the Health and Safety Code
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    out of pure curiosity, why would you ask such a question?
    It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses....Hit it!

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    Does anyone know who created meth? I have heard it was developed by Hitler for this troops but no one could ever tell me for sure..

    I know the hells angles were some of the first people to bring it into Missouri during a bikers rally in Lake of the Ozarks.

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    POST REMOVED. NON LEO POSTING IN ASK A cop.

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    The issue was brought up on another message board. The majority said there are no laws against using. I wanted some facts to throw back at them and thought who better to ask than you guys.

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    Well you can tell them that I have arrested many people for being under the influence of meth. California.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbitMPD
    out of pure curiosity, why would you ask such a question?
    Once again my troll meter is acting up.

    I got nothing for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by methkills
    The issue was brought up on another message board. The majority said there are no laws against using. I wanted some facts to throw back at them and thought who better to ask than you guys.
    Would that website be norml... Or someother anti police PRO drug use website??? Come on dude, use your head...
    I got nothing for now

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    Whoever posted this question your just too funny….. oh man .. Think about it buddy your country America has their on going War On Drugs crusade. No illegal drug is allowed whether it be selling it or using it or carrying it. Meth is a drug… get the point??? Do you know what that means? I mean a mentally challenged person would know the answer to this question.

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    Actually, I am writing about a debate that took place on a meth recovery board. I will give the relevent details so that you will know why I am asking.

    Woman #1 posted her story of meth use and recovery. She had left her family, moved in with her dope dealer, and then started dealing once she had his contacts. She very proudly stated that unlike some her friends that had turned to prostitution to support their habit she had never done anything illegal to support hers.

    The next 5 people offered their support and congratulations on beating the drug.

    Then Woman #2 replied with "You mean you didn't do anything illegal except use and deal"

    I think people became angry because she wasn't supportive and the next question was "Has anyone ever heard of a law against using? (sarcastically)"

    The debate was on from there.

    By the way, I know using meth is illegal and I am glad. But, since I am not a cop or a lawyer, I wanted proof to take back (if I go back) or to use the next time the question comes up somewhere else. You might be surprised at the number of people who think that only the sale or posession of a drug is illegal - not the use of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by methkills
    Actually, I am writing about a debate that took place on a meth recovery board. I will give the relevent details so that you will know why I am asking.

    Woman #1 posted her story of meth use and recovery. She had left her family, moved in with her dope dealer, and then started dealing once she had his contacts. She very proudly stated that unlike some her friends that had turned to prostitution to support their habit she had never done anything illegal to support hers.

    The next 5 people offered their support and congratulations on beating the drug.

    Then Woman #2 replied with "You mean you didn't do anything illegal except use and deal"

    I think people became angry because she wasn't supportive and the next question was "Has anyone ever heard of a law against using? (sarcastically)"

    The debate was on from there.

    By the way, I know using meth is illegal and I am glad. But, since I am not a cop or a lawyer, I wanted proof to take back (if I go back) or to use the next time the question comes up somewhere else. You might be surprised at the number of people who think that only the sale or posession of a drug is illegal - not the use of it.
    Go ahead and give us the link to this forum where people that believe meth is not illegal. The a** chewin will go from there.

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    Is it possible to use meth without possessing it?

    I mean, can you do it over the internet or something?

    Doesn't having it in your blood count as possesion?

    I have always thought so, but I haven't seen it prosecuted.
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    Air Force Pilots..

    As far as I know Air Force pilots are still prescribed amphetamines to keep them alert on long missions. Of course they also make you more aggressive. And don't forget old Hugh Hefner...who admitted to being hooked on Dexedrine...a prescription amphetamine for 20 years.. All those late nights at the Playboy office...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustDontDie
    The japs created the cheaper and easier to make "methamphetamine." The japs are responsible for bringing it to the West coast including Hawaii.
    Wow. And I'm not being petty, but I just jumped my sons *** for calling Japanese people "Japs" the other day after he watched the movie Pearl Harbor. Maybe it's a Japanese person by person basis, but I had several friends in the Marine Corps that were of that ethnic persuasion, and they got VERY offended being called that. By the way, read the rules of this particular board, only LE should be answering the questions in here. User reported to the moderators.
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    Well put slowdownthere.
    Using the drug means that you were in possession of it therefore commiting a crime, thus it is against the law.

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    If you are smoking, snorting or shooting meth, then you are in possession of it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niceguy07
    Whoever posted this question your just too funny….. oh man .. Think about it buddy your country America has their on going War On Drugs crusade. No illegal drug is allowed whether it be selling it or using it or carrying it. Meth is a drug… get the point??? Do you know what that means? I mean a mentally challenged person would know the answer to this question.
    And any student should be able to read that only "LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS CAN *REPLY* TO POSTS IN 'ASK A COP'

    Do you know what that means?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niceguy07
    Whoever posted this question your just too funny….. oh man .. Think about it buddy your country America has their on going War On Drugs crusade. No illegal drug is allowed whether it be selling it or using it or carrying it. Meth is a drug… get the point??? Do you know what that means? I mean a mentally challenged person would know the answer to this question.
    Actually in VT it is not a violation of any law to be under the influence of a drug if your not driving. We can not arrest someone just for being under the influence, and that includes alcohol (unless under age or court conditions or some other crime has been committed).
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    To lazy to post the code, but in the state of ND you could be charged with Ingestion of a Controlled Substance which is a Class A misd.

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    Nebraska Revised State Statutes
    28-417: Unlawful Acts
    (1) it shall be unlawful for any person
    (g) to be under the influence of any controlled substance for a purpose other than the treatment of a sickness or injury as prescibed or administered by a practitioner. In a procsecution under this subdivision, it shall not be necessary for the state to proce that the accused was under the influence of any specific controlled substance, but it shall be sufficient for a conviction under this subdivison for the state to proce that the accused was under the influence of some controlled substance by proviing that the accused did manifest physical and physiological symptoms or reactions caused by the use of any controlled substance.
    (2) Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a Class III Misdemeanor. (3 months in County Jail, 500 in fines or both)

    So yes it would appear that being under the influence of meth is illegal. But then to cranker's it isn't illegal because they are to worried about covering their attic with tin foil so that the heat seeking, thought reading police satelites can't find them. Think about the people that say it isn't and then magnify their dumbaccity by 10x.
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