The Social Impact of Drugs & the War on Drugs

Public Health Vs. Criminalization Policies

Published in: The War on Drugs: Addicted to Failure: Recommendations of the Citizens' Commission on U.S. Drug Policy / Edited by Benson, R, Honey M, Tree S. (Washington, D.C.: Institute For Policy Studies, 2000), p. 86-89

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 1999

by Ricky N. Bluthenthal

In an effort to stimulate national public dialogue about the war on drugs, the Institute for Policy studies of Washington, D.C. convened a Citizen's Commission on U.S. Drug Policy in Los Angeles, May 22-23, 1999. This publication contains the remarks of Ricky Bluthenthal to the Commission.

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