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From the U.S. House of Representatives Downloadable U.S. Code
[uscode.house.gov]
[Laws in effect as of January 5, 1999]

[CITE: 42USC242]

 
TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
    CHAPTER 6A - PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
    SUBCHAPTER II - GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES
    Part A - Research and Investigations
 
-HEAD-
    Sec. 242. Studies and investigations on use and misuse of narcotic
        drugs and other drugs; annual report to Attorney General;
        cooperation with States
 
-STATUTE-
      (a) In carrying out the purposes of section 241 of this title
    with respect to drugs the use or misuse of which might result in
    drug abuse or dependency, the studies and investigations authorized
    therein shall include the use and misuse of narcotic drugs and
    other drugs.  Such studies and investigations shall further include
    the quantities of crude opium, coca leaves, and their salts,
    derivatives, and preparations, and other drugs subject to control
    under the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) and
    Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (21 U.S.C. 951 et
    seq.), together with reserves thereof, necessary to supply the
    normal and emergency medicinal and scientific requirements of the
    United States. The results of studies and investigations of the
    quantities of narcotic drugs or other drugs subject to control
    under such Acts, together with reserves of such drugs, that are
    necessary to supply the normal and emergency medicinal and
    scientific requirements of the United States, shall be reported not
    later than the first day of April of each year to the Attorney
    General, to be used at his discretion in determining manufacturing
    quotas or importation requirements under such Acts.
      (b) The Surgeon General shall cooperate with States for the
    purpose of aiding them to solve their narcotic drug problems and
    shall give authorized representatives of the States the benefit of
    his experience in the care, treatment, and rehabilitation of
    narcotic addicts to the end that each State may be encouraged to
    provide adequate facilities and methods for the care and treatment
    of its narcotic addicts.
 
-SOURCE-
    (July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title III, Sec. 302, 58 Stat. 692; Pub. L.
    91-513, title II, Sec. 701(j), Oct. 27, 1970, 84 Stat. 1282.)
 
-REFTEXT-
                             REFERENCES IN TEXT
      The Controlled Substances Act, referred to in subsec. (a), is
    title II of Pub. L. 91-513, Oct. 27, 1970, 84 Stat. 1242, as
    amended, which is classified principally to subchapter I (Sec. 801
    et seq.) of chapter 13 of Title 21, Food and Drugs. For complete
    classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set
    out under section 801 of Title 21 and Tables.
      The Controlled Substances Import and Export Act, referred to in
    subsec. (a), is title III of Pub. L. 91-513, Oct. 27, 1970, 84
    Stat. 1285, as amended, which is classified principally to
    subchapter II (Sec. 951 et seq.) of chapter 13 of Title 21. For
    complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title
    note set out under section 951 of Title 21 and Tables.
 
-MISC2-
                                 AMENDMENTS
      1970 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 91-513 inserted references to drug
    dependency, drugs other than narcotic drugs, and substances subject
    to control under the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled
    Substances Import and Export Act, substituted the first day of
    April of each year for the first day of September of each year as
    the date by which the study results must be submitted, substituted
    the Attorney General for the Secretary of the Treasury as the
    officer to whom the report is to be submitted, and struck out
    references to the Narcotic Drugs Import and Export Act.
                      EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1970 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by Pub. L. 91-513 effective on first day of seventh
    calendar month that begins after Oct. 26, 1970, see section 704 of
    Pub. L. 91-513, set out as an Effective Date note under section 801
    of Title 21, Food and Drugs.
                             SAVINGS PROVISION
      Amendment by Pub. L. 91-513 not to affect or abate any
    prosecutions for violation of law or any civil seizures or
    forfeitures and injunctive proceedings commenced prior to the
    effective date of such amendment, and all administrative
    proceedings pending before the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous
    Drugs on Oct. 27, 1970, to be continued and brought to final
    determination in accord with laws and regulations in effect prior
    to Oct. 27, 1970, see section 702 of Pub. L. 91-513, set out as a
    note under section 321 of Title 21, Food and Drugs.
 
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                           TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS
      Office of Surgeon General abolished by section 3 of Reorg. Plan
    No. 3 of 1966, eff.  June 25, 1966, 31 F.R. 8855, 80 Stat. 1610,
    and functions thereof transferred to Secretary of Health,
    Education, and Welfare by section 1 of Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1966,
    set out as a note under section 202 of this title.  Secretary of
    Health, Education, and Welfare redesignated Secretary of Health and
    Human Services by section 509(b) of Pub. L. 96-88 which is
    classified to section 3508(b) of Title 20, Education.
 
-MISC5-
                       MARIHUANA AND HEALTH REPORTING
      Pub. L. 91-296, title V, June 30, 1970, 84 Stat. 352, as amended
    by Pub. L. 95-461, Sec. 3(a), Oct. 14, 1978, 92 Stat. 1268; Pub. L.
    96-88, title V, Sec. 509(b), Oct. 17, 1979, 93 Stat. 695, known as
    the Marihuana and Health Reporting Act, which required the
    Secretary of Health and Human Services, after consultation with the
    Surgeon General and other appropriate individuals, to transmit a
    report to the Congress on or before January 31, 1971, and
    biennially thereafter (1) containing current information on the
    health consequences of using marihuana, and (2) containing such
    recommendations for legislative and administrative action as he may
    deem appropriate, was repealed by Pub. L. 98-24, Sec. 2(d), Apr.
    26, 1983, 97 Stat. 182.



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