Cover: The Social Impact of Drugs & the War on Drugs

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 2000

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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