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America’s drug policies have done little more than make themost dangerous drugs even riskier

Faris, Daniel (2014) America’s drug policies have done little more than make themost dangerous drugs even riskier. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (14 Nov 2014). Website.

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Abstract

America’s 40 year ‘War on Drugs’ is widely regarded as a failure by most commentators. While recreational marijuana is now legal in four states and the District of Columbia, policies on more damaging drugs such as heroin have made drug cartels more powerful than ever. Daniel Faris looks at U.S. drug policy, and argues that we should look to emulate countries such as Germany, Canada and Australia, which have introduced supervised injection sites, as a way to remove as much danger as possible and to begin a societal discussion about how best to treat the problem of drug abuse.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author, USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 10:59
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2020 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60388

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