Was the ATF created because alcohol and tobacco would be illegal under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970?

Schedule I substances (strictest penalties) are those that have the following findings:

The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.

The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.

There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.


The ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) was created in 1972...

2 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Best Answer

    No it was created over a hundred years before CSA, but you do bring up a valid point. Scheduling of drugs is decided by medical benefits and addiction. Alcohol and tobacco are the most highly addictive drugs we have, and only alcohol has very little medical value. I only say that bc it is in couch syrups.

  • 3 years ago

    ATF is regulatory It regulates the manufacture, distribution, and sale of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms DEA is enforcement It enforces the guidelines touching on the manufacture, distribution, and sale of unlawful drugs

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