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Drug Legalization

(Book - 2011)
Drug Legalization
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Each anthology is composed of a wide spectrum of primary sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields. This unique approach provides students with a concise view of divergent opinions on each topic. Extensive book and periodical bibliographies and a list of organizations to contact are also included.
Title: Drug legalization
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2011
Characteristics: 204 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Noël Merino, book editor
Contents: Is the prohibition of drugs working? Overview : the war on drugs / Peter Katel ; The U.S. fight against illegal drugs is working / Office of National Drug Control Policy ; The international ban on illicit drugs should continue / United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ; Restrictive drug policies are working and must continue / Robert L. DuPont ; The war on drugs is not working / Radley Balko ; The global war on drugs cannot be won / Ethan Nadelmann ; The war on drugs leads to violence / John McWhorter
Should U.S. drug policy be reformed? Overview : U.S. federal drug policy / Celinda Franco ; The United States should repeal federal drug prohibition / David Boaz and Timothy Lynch ; U.S. drug law enforcement is racially unjust / Human Rights Watch ; Harsher sentences for crack over powder cocaine are unfair / Richard Durbin ; The United States should continue the war on illegal drugs / John P. Walters ; U.S. drug law enforcement is not racially unjust / Heather Mac Donald ; Harsher sentences for crack over powder cocaine are justified / Bob Bushman
Should marijuana laws be relaxed? Overview : U.S. federal policy on marijuana / Mark Eddy ; Marijuana possession and use should be decriminalized / Steven B. Duke ; Marijuana is less harmful than alcohol / Steve Fox ; The prohibition on marijuana detracts from real drug problems / Katherine Walkenhorst ; Marijuana should be legalized for medical use / National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws ; Marijuana should not be legalized / The Christian Science Monitor ; Marijuana should not be legalized for medical use / Drug Free America Foundation
Additional Contributors: Merino, Noël
ISBN: 0737750987
Branch Call Number: 363.450973 D7945 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Drug control United States Juvenile literature Drug legalization United States Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Drug control
Drug legalization
LCCN: 2010019299
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Presents arguments supporting the current recreational drug laws and those calling for reform and liberalization of the laws.

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