21 U.S. Code § 852 - Application of treaties and other international agreements

Nothing in the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the Convention on Psychotropic Substances, or other treaties or international agreements shall be construed to limit the provision of treatment, education, or rehabilitation as alternatives to conviction or criminal penalty for offenses involving any drug or other substance subject to control under any such treaty or agreement.


(Pub. L. 91–513, title II, § 412, as added Pub. L. 95–633, title I, § 107(a),Nov. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 3773.)
Effective Date

Section effective on date the Convention on Psychotropic Substances enters into force in the United States [July 15, 1980], see section 112 ofPub. L. 95–633, set out as a note under section 801a of this title.

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