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Why our drug laws have failed and what we can do about it

James P. Gray

Why our drug laws have failed and what we can do about it

a judicial indictment of the War on Drugs

by James P. Gray

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Published by Temple University Press in Philadelphia, [Pa.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drug abuse -- Government policy -- United States,
  • Drug control -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesAS Drug Information Center Collection., Associated Students Collections.
    StatementJames P. Gray.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV5825 .G6954 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 272 p. ;
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15981132M
    ISBN 101566398592, 1566398606
    ISBN 109781566398596, 9781566398602
    LC Control Number00047677
    OCLC/WorldCa45058560

      The war on drugs in the United States has been a failure that has ruined lives, filled prisons and cost a fortune. It started during the Nixon administration with the idea that, because drugs .   The Drug Laws That Changed How We Punish Forty years ago, New York enacted tough laws in response to a wave of drug-related crime. They became known as the Rockefeller drug laws, and they set the.

    The prohibition of drugs through sumptuary legislation or religious law is a common means of attempting to prevent the recreational use of certain intoxicating substances.. While some drugs are illegal to possess, many governments regulate the manufacture, distribution, marketing, sale and use of certain drugs, for instance through a prescription system.. For example, amphetamines may be.   For a very long time, there were very few restrictions on drug use. Around the turn of the century, and even later, most all “patent medicines” contained various amounts of dangerous and addictive opiates and other substances. Most big cities with.

    Law and Order Politics Birth of Law and Order. Several scholars, including historian and lawyer Michelle Alexander, have stated that the War on Drugs is one product of a political strategy known as "tough on crime".The emergence of the tough on crime initiative in conservative politics can be traced to campaigns of the mid s in the United States. A U.S. News & World Report article.   Governments have plenty of reasons to ban many drugs. Obviously, some drugs are pretty likely to kill you, or to cause problems with you and your family, or make you turn to crime. Drugs like marijuana are less likely to do that, but people fear that legalizing it would result in a loss of productivity (less money for the government).


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Ships from and sold by by: Judge James P. Gray, a California trial court judge sincehas come to believe that the war on drugs is an abject failure both on its own terms (stopping illegal drug use) and with regard to its impact on society.

As an experienced trial judge and former federal prosecutor who briefly held a record for the largest drug prosecution in the Central District of California, Judge Gray is in a position to. Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It.

Book Description: Our drug prohibition policy is hopeless, just as Prohibition, our alcohol prohibition policy, was before it. Today there are more drugs in our communities and at lower prices and higher strengths than ever.

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summary. Our drug prohibition policy is hopeless, just as Prohibition, our alcohol prohibition policy, was before it. Today there are more drugs in our communities and at lower prices and higher strengths than ever before. We have built large numbers of prisons, but they are overflowing with non-violent drug.

We couldn't have devised a bigger failure if we tried. Thankfully, the author does detail numerous common-sense alternatives to the two extremes of drug prohibition and drug legalization.

"Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed" demonstrates that our War on Drugs is needlessly and recklessly tearing apart lives and families/5(47). Our drug prohibition policy is hopeless, just as Prohibition, our alcohol prohibition policy, was before it.

Today there are more drugs in our communities and at lower prices and higher strengths than ever before. We have built large numbers of prisons, but they are overflowing with non-violent drug offenders. The huge profits made from drug sales are corrupting people and institutions here. Among regular readers of this publication, the notion that America’s drug war brings more harm than good is hardly a news flash.

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Today there are more drugs in our communities and at lower prices and higher strengths than ever have built large numbers of prisons, but they are overflowing with non-violent drug offenders/5.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(6). The results of our country's Zero Tolerance Drug Prohibition policy are multifaceted, overlapping, and overwhelmingly negative. We will see from an historical perspective that Drug Prohibition had its beginnings way back in and has become accepted in our everyday lives.

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Our drug prohibition policy is hopeless, just as Prohibition, our alcohol prohibition policy, was before it. After documenting the wide-ranging harms caused by this failed policy, this work evaluates options, ranging from education and drug treatment to different strategies for taking the profit out of drug-dealing.

lisa mcgirr, author why our drug laws have failed and what we can do about it: $ (p) isbn As you can see, the use of legal drugs like alcohol and tobacco far outpaces the use of illegal drugs. It is clear, then, that laws discouraging drug use do have an effect in keeping rates relatively low compared to rates for other drugs that are legal and therefore more available.

Even beyond this one-year snapshot, we know that significant. Specific laws on drug use, possession, manufacturing, distributing or dispensing have been enacted at the federal, state, and local level.

For more information on state or local laws as they apply to possession, distribution, use, and other drug related activities, check the state’s legislative body, State’s sentencing commission, or criminal code. You can also obtain information about.

While using drugs can have a significant negative impact on your mental and physical health, using or owning drugs can put you at serious risk of legal action. Many addictive drugs, including medications available by prescription, are “ controlled substances,” which means that there are laws in place that control the use and even.

Since the s, we have been waging a war on drugs. We have spent $1 trillion on this war and made 45 million drug arrests. The vast majority of drug law violation arrests are for possession (State and Local Drug Testing Laws.

A number of states and municipalities have laws that regulate work-related testing for substance abuse. Those that do also specify the scientific procedures to which testing labs must adhere. We are debating whether all drugs should be decriminalised or not.

So we are proving that legalization of drug trade can bring only benefits to the society as a whole. In your first counterargument you state that drugs are significantly less addictive and .