Saturday, 26 April 2008

The Regulation and Control of Drugs (Part 1)

In this Briefing we begin to look at factors that have influenced the development of laws regulating recreational drug use, in particular influential happenings in America.

“It is generally assumed and rarely argued that it [prohibition] is all done for the greatest good, to help reduce the heath and social problems caused by drugs. However, a closer look at the origins of prohibition reveals a more complicated picture. Ideological, political and economic interests play a major role.”

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