Narcotic drugs are addictive drugs, like opium, which decrease pain, change mood and behavior, and in most cases induce sleep or a state of trance.
The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is an international treaty which bans production and manufacture of specific drugs except with permission for definite purposes like medical treatment and research.
Drug Laws or drug policy usually refers to a state’s effort to fight against drug addiction and to diminish its harmful effects. In normal cases, a Government should try to combat drug addiction by controlling both the demand and supply of drugs.
US Federal Drug Law is based on the policy of “war on drugs” initiated by President Richard Nixon in 1972. In US, prohibited drugs fall into different categories and punishment for possession and consumption varies on amount and type.
Types of Narcotic Drugs can be grouped as –
Club Drugs – which include Ecstasy (methylenedioxymethamphetamine), Rohypnol (flunitrazepam), GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate), and ketamine (ketamine hydrochloride).