Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 decade ago

Is it illegal to be addicted to drugs in California?

Im researching Robinson v California and I know it ruled that the California statute making addiction to narcotics a crime violated the Constitution because it was a cruel and unusual punishment. So is it still a crime today

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Addiction is a mental/physical state, some would argue a disease. It's not something that can be punished reasonably, or should be punished. What IS a crime is using, possessing, and selling drugs, and other activities related to such. The law doesn't care whether or not you are an addict, or just a recreational user.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    its illegal to do drugs

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