Anti-Heroin Act of 1924  

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Anti-Heroin Act of 1924 is a United States federal law prohibiting the importation and possession of opium for the chemical synthesis of an addictive narcotic known as diamorphine or heroin. The Act of Congress amended the Smoking Opium Exclusion Act of 1909 which authorized the importation of the poppy plant for medicinal purposes utilizing an opium pipe or vaporization to consume the euphoric opiate.

The H.R. 7079 legislation was passed by the 68th United States Congressional session and enacted into law by the 30th President of the United States Calvin Coolidge on June 7, 1924.


Repeal of Anti-Heroin Act

The 1924 United States public law was repealed by the enactment of Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act on October 27, 1970.

World Conference on Narcotic Education

The League of Nations and United States began participating in world narcotic conferences in the early 1900s. In 1924, United States House of Representatives passed a resolution for international conferences better known as the The Hague Opium Convention.

In 1926, 69th United States Congress held hearings on a House resolution for the United States participation in the first narcotic education conference to be conducted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from June 29 to July 2, 1926.

In the early 1930s, the World Conference on Narcotic Education meetings were held at the Hotel McAlpin in New York City, New York where the 31st President of the United States Herbert Hoover issued public statements stressing narcotic drugs as a "fearful menace" and a "menace to society".

In popular culture

American motion pictures were produced promoting awareness about the adverse health effects and social implications of heroin or narcotics use.

The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
Monkey on My Back (1957)
The Narcotic Story (1958)
Trash (1970)
Jennifer on My Mind (1971)
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
American Gangster (2007)
Puncture (2011)

See also

Black tar heroin
Charles Romley Alder Wright
China white heroin
Convention for Limiting the Manufacture and Regulating the Distribution of Narcotic Drugs
Crude drug
Felix Hoffmann
History of medicine in the United States
History of United States drug prohibition
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
Narcotic Drugs Import and Export Act
Narcotic Farms Act of 1929
Needlestick injury
Opium den
Poppy straw
St Mary's Hospital, London

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