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
- jellybeanchickLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
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.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
its illegal to do drugs