The Boggs Act & Mandatory Minimums

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In 1951, Congress passed the Boggs Act to establish mandatory minimums for drug offenders. The law, named a...
In 1951, Congress passed the Boggs Act to establish mandatory minimums for drug offenders. The law, named after future House majority leader Hale Boggs, severely lengthened the average sentence, often by several fold. The Boggs Act also made no distinction between consumers and traffickers, and it marked the first time that cannabis and narcotics were lumped into the same category. They began treating cannabis as harshly as heroin, and the government came to like mandatory minimums so much that it expanded them further with the Narcotic Control Act in 1956. In this video from the PRØHBTD Learn series, stay ahead of the curve and educate yourself further. To learn more visit us at www.prohbtd****. Music provided by: Format Entertainment www.formatent****.