The Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act of 2003 Law and Legal Definition

The Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act of 2003 is a United States federal law enacted as a rider within the PROTECT Act on April 30, 2003. It expands the scope of applicability of Section 416(a) of the Controlled Substance Act.

The main features of the Act are:

1. It authorizes funds to educate parents and kids on the dangers of Ecstasy and other predatory drugs;

2. It directs the United States Sentencing Commission to consider increasing federal sentencing penalties for offenses involving GHB, a predatory drug used to facilitate sexual assaults; and

3. It makes clear that anyone who knowingly opens, leases, rents, or maintains, whether permanently or temporarily, any place for the purpose of using, distributing or manufacturing any controlled substance, can be held accountable. The new law also makes it unlawful for a manager, employee or owner, to profit from, or make available for use, any place for the purpose of storing, distributing, manufacturing, or using a controlled substance.