Saturday, 26 April 2008

The Regulation and Control of Drugs (Part 2)

In this Briefing we continue to look at the development of laws regulating recreational drug use, in particular in America which has influenced world drug policy so strongly.

“In 1986, the editor in chief of Newsweek began a full page editorial with the assertion that, ‘An epidemic [of illicit drugs] abroad in America, as pervasive and dangerous in its way as the plagues of medieval times.’ In the 14th century, the “Black Death” killed about 75 million people in a few years.”

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