Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Anniversary of the U.S.’s War on Drugs

[1] “Forty Years of Failure,” Drug Policy Alliance, 2011,
[2] Adam Liptak, “U.S. Prison Population Dwarfs that of Other Nations,” New York Times, 23 April 2008, 
[3] “Timeline: America’s War on Drugs,” NPR, 2 April 2007,
[4] Drug War Coordination Network, “30th Anniversary of Shafer Commission Report – New Nixon Tapes Reveal Twisted Thinking at Root of Modern Marijuana War,” Drug War Chronicle, no. 229, March 22, 2002,
[5] “Presidential Commission Shocks White House: Recommends Marijuana Should Be ‘Decriminalized,’” Common Sense for Drug Policy, Spring 2002,
[6] “Marijuana,” U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, March 2010,
[7] “Timeline,” NPR.
[8] “Marijuana Timeline,” PBS, 2011,
[9] Jimmy Carter, “Call Off the Global Drug War,” editorial, New York Times, 16 June 2011,
[10] “Timeline,” NPR.
[11] “Drug War by the Numbers,” Drug Policy Alliance, last modified 2011,
[12] “The Cost of NYC’s Marijuana Possession Arrests in 2010: $75 Million,” Drug Policy Alliance, 15 March 2011,
[13] “2010 NYC Marijuana Arrest Numbers Released: 50,383 New Yorkers Arrested for Possessing Small Amounts of Marijuana,” Drug Policy Alliance, 10 February 2011,
[14] Sarah N. Lynch, “An American Pastime: Smoking Pot,” Time, 11 July 2008,,8599,1821697,00.html.
[15] “Report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy,” 2 June 2011,
[16] Leonard J. Paulozzi M.D., M.P.H., "Trends in Unintentional Drug Overdose Deaths" 
(Statement, Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs, 12 March 2008), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
[17] Liptak, “U.S. Prison Population.”
[18] “Forty Years of Failure,” Drug Policy Alliance.
[19] “Forty Years of Failure,” Drug Policy Alliance.
[20] “After the Drug War: Toward a Health and Public Safety Approach,” Drug Policy Alliance, accessed 23 June 2011,
[21] Drug Policy Alliance, Handout presented at press conference on the 40th anniversary of the war on drugs, 17 June 2011.
[22] Arizona Daily Star, "Drug War Reports Find Efforts, Money Wasted," editorial, Arizona Daily 
Star, 10 June 2011, 
[23] Carter, “Call Off the Global Drug War.”
[24] Peter O’Dowd, “The Drug War at Home: U.S. Addicts Fuel Mexico’s Drug Trade,” NPR, 23 May 2011,
[25] Phillip Smith, “Mexico Drug War Update,” Drug War Chronicle, no. 687, 8 June 2011,
[26] “Timeline,” NPR.
[27] “The Drug War Hits Central America,” The Economist, 14 April 2011,
[28] “The Tormented Isthmus,” The Economist, 14 April 2011,
[29] “The Drug War Hits Central America,” The Economist.
[30] “Drug War By the Numbers,” Drug Policy Alliance.
[31] “Report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy.”
[32] Carter, “Call Off the Global Drug War.”
[33] “After the Drug War,” Drug Policy Alliance.

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