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Drug legalization

Author: Karen Balkin
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2005.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contributors explore the political, social, and medical dilemma of liberalization and legalization of recreational drugs such as marijuana.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Balkin
ISBN: 0737722029 9780737722024 0737722037 9780737722031
OCLC Number: 56599041
Description: 208 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Is prohibition an effective strategy in the war on drugs? --
Drug prohibition is effective / John P. Walters --
The war on drugs should focus on reducing the drug supply/ Rogelio E. Guevara --
An international drug prohibition effort is necessary / Benjamin Gilman --
The cost of drug prohibition is justified / Lou Dobbs --
Drug prohibition is counterproductive / Timothy Lynch --
The war on drugs should focus on reducing demand / Joseph G. Lehman --
The United States should not pressure other countries to comply with its prohibition efforts / Dan Gardner --
The cost of drug prohibition is not justified / David Boaz --
Drug prohibition violates civil liberties / Lance Lamberton --
Drug prohibition discriminates against minorities / Human Rights Watch --
2. Should U.S. drug policies be liberalized? --
The drug policy debate : an overview / Mary H. Cooper --
Drug policies should be liberalized / Unitarian Universalist Association --
Liberalizing drug policies would reduce community violence and police brutality / Peter Moskos --
Drugs should be legalized / Meaghan Cussen, Walter Block --
Mandatory sentencing is an ineffective policy in the war on drugs / Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice --
Drug policies should focus on harm reduction / Robert Maccoun, Peter Reuter --
Liberalizing drug policies would increase crime and violence / James R. McDonough --
Parents should oppose drug liberalization / Drug Watch International --
Drugs should not be legalized / Dan P. Alsobrooks --
Media advocacy for drug legalization is harmful / Northwest Center for Health and Safety --
Mandatory sentencing is necessary in the war on drugs / David E. Risley --
Drug policies should not be based on harm reduction / Joe Santamaria --
3. Should marijuana laws be relaxed? --
Marijuana laws should be relaxed / William F. Buckley Jr. --
Marijuana should be decriminalized / Stuart Taylor Jr. --
Marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes / National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws --
Available evidence does not prove that marijuana is a gateway drug / Andres R. Morral, Daniel F. McCaffrey, Susan M. Paddock --
The federal government should respect state medical marijuana laws / Seth Zuckerman --
Marijuana laws should not be relaxed / Don Feder --
Marijuana should not be legalized for medical purposes / Gregory M. Gassett --
Medical marijuana proponents seek to legitimize all marijuana use / John P. Walters --
Marijuana is a gateway drug / Joseph C. Gfroerer, Li-Tzy Wu, Michael A. Penne.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Karen F. Balkin, book editor.

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Contributors explore the political, social, and medical dilemma of liberalization and legalization of recreational drugs such as marijuana.

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