BEIJING (Reuters) –is expected to pass its first anti-drug law this week to combat drug-related crimes and reduce the number of abusers, state media said on Sunday.
Opium, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine hydrochloride — commonly known as “ice” — as well as morphine and cocaine were listed as banned drugs in the draft, Xinhua said.
A revised version also said drug-addicted pregnant women who breast-feed babies under one year old were not suitable for compulsory rehabilitation.
At present, drug dealing is considered a crime under more general criminal laws.
Drug abuse was virtually wiped out after the Communist Party took power in 1949, but….