Articles tagged with Legal Status Of Methamphetamine
Since its creation in 1919, methamphetamine has been under question about its appropriate legal uses. Experimental use in the 1920s led to elimination of the drug for purposes of alleviating depression or as a decongestant. It is legally produced in the U.S. and marketed under the name Desoxyn. Illegal use of methamphetamine appears to have begun primarily during the 1950s, when Methedrine was produced. This drug was abused most frequently by truck drivers and students who wished to make use of longer periods of alertness produced by taking large doses of these pills. Athletes were drawn to its performance enhancement properties and became frequent abusers, as well.