It seems that most of the wold already thinks the American Government over steps its bounds abroad. These new amendments Obama just signed into play will definitely fuel they’re burning fire.
This new Act is intended to allow the United States’ reach on the drug war to stretch far and wide; allowing them to prosecute any drug manufacturers who have the intent to import illegal substances into the United States. The act has been scrutinized as being to generally stated with the hopes of applying to every link in the chain; from coca and opium farmers, to small time pot operations.
Though, it seems nothing on the end of the American citizen is changing, although from the general vocabulary it is hard to tell.
The original Transnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2013 was killed soon after it was sent to congress. It was again introduced on January 6th, 2015, and was sponsored by a name we just recently heard all the time, Dianne Feinstein.
“(The Transnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015), Amends the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to prohibit the manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance in schedule I or II, Flunitrazepam, or a listed chemical by individuals having reasonable cause to believe that such substance or chemical will be unlawfully imported into the United States, or into waters within 12 miles of the U.S. coast,” the summary for the act reads.
“Section 1009 of the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (21 U.S.C. 959) is amended—
(1) by redesignating subsections (b) and (c) as subsections (c) and (d), respectively; and
(2) in subsection (a), by striking It shall and all that follows and inserting the following: “It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture or distribute a controlled substance in schedule I or II or flunitrazepam or a listed chemical intending, knowing, or having reasonable cause to believe that such substance or chemical will be unlawfully imported into the United States or into waters within a distance of 12 miles of the coast of the United States,” the changes read.
Not much has changed, except the listing of flunitrazepam. The issue with some here is that even with the amendments, everything is left very vague, therefore including everyone within the chain of command.
The buck doesn’t stop here. It also states that anyone who knowingly traffics in drugs that are labeled something else, in order to import into the United States is up for grabs as well. This means that if your Xanax are labeled as vitamins in order to come into the States, America will be able to come get you if they think your miss labeling your drugs for illegal import. The act becomes a little more specific about it changes to the counterfeit drug section, by changing the original which simply stated “any counterfeit drugs” to “traffics in a drug and knowingly uses a counterfeit mark on or in connection with such drug.”
It goes on to state more specifically that the word drug, is being classified in the act as the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act defines it.
“A drug is defined as: A substance recognized by an official pharmacopoeia or formulary. A substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. A substance (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body.”
Most see it only as a scare tactic, and solely enforceable to countries who willing extradite the offenders. Comments on Reddit give the idea that the mass opinion is that the United States is trying to unnecessarily flex its muscle, and “impose” it’s will everywhere and anywhere it chooses.
Among these, where references to Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation to the south, where he had no jurisdiction to begin with because the south had already openly succeeded from the north.
Opinions vary on how it actually affects DNM patrons. You want to fly under the radar no matter what your activities on Dark Net include. It seems that as long as you aren’t a flashy, highly publicly plugged vendor or someone residing in the states moving DNM purchased product in bulk you’ll last longer.
With the already horrendous online rights battle, the fight for encryption, and the already present dangers of using Tor in general; it seems we’re all in for yet another system of traps to get all of us privacy inclined people caught up in.