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Going just by the title, it's obvious. I was really amazed when I learned that use of illegal drugs is prohibited (punishable offense) in US. It makes absolutely no sense in a civilized society.

Not sure why you were downvoted. I assume you mean you didn't know that it was illegal to be under the influence of drugs, as opposed to it being illegal to have drugs in your possession?

Yes, that. Use or influence as opposed to possession/distribution.

edit: And as for downvotes, I'd say the "going just by the title" part is a bit offensive :)

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