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The Impact Of The Controlled Substance Act 50 Years Later

The Academy for Justice at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Arizona State University is starting a three-day conference Thursday looking at the first 50 years of the Controlled Substance Act and what the next 50 could look like.

The federal law created a system to control the manufacture, import, distribution and prescription of medications that are prone to abuse. But our nation is recovering from an opioid epidemic the law was created to prevent.

The Show was joined by Valena Beety, Arizona State University law professor, who talked about the impact of the Controlled Substance Act.

She is the event’s organizer and also deputy director of the Academy for Justice, a center that connects research with policy reform.

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