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Initial credits
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Recent developments in the war on drugs
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History of the war on drugs
Controlled substances act (CSA) and its consequences 
Violence associated with the war on drugs in Latin America
Increase of public opinion in the support of legalizing medical marihuana  
President Jimmy Carter's opinion of the legalization of marihuana
Return of a favourable public opinion and the californian referendum for legalizing medical marihuana
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Regulatory regimes for marihuana
Position of state legislation in the drug war 
Reaction of the federal government to state legislation, from enforcement to treatment 
Position of the United States Congress related to the war on drugs 
Concern and legislation of crack cocaine
Restriction of needle and syringe exchange programs and its effects 
The future in the legalization of marihuana 
Direction of the drug war and the change of policy of other drugs 
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Final credits




Is the U.S. War on Drugs Nearing an End?

09 de mayo de 2013   | Vistas: 5 |  

Adam Dick revises the consequences of the United States War on Drugs, including increases in prison population, growth of turf wars between gangs and organized crime, violence in international fronts, and a continued use of illegal drugs despite government enforcement spending. He describes the subsequent pattern of increased support for legalization of marihuana at the state and local levels, accompanied by a sequence of standing federal restriction, especially on new synthetic drugs. For the uncertain future, Dick conjectures a persistent movement towards legalization specifically for marihuana, that may find federal resistance and may not to translate into other drugs. The only certain reality is the definitive consensus that the war on drugs has failed, and inevitably must change.

Adam Dick is attorney and policy consultant. He is former legislative correspondent and legislative aide of Ron Paul's United States…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín