Drug Policy Reform
(see also Drug Trade & Abuse, War on Drugs, Latin America: War on Drugs & Southeast Asia: War on Drugs)
Seven Years on the Sidewalk. Jennifer Gonnerman, Village Voice (12/14/04). Randy Credico's campaign against Rockefeller Drug Laws.
Medical Marihuana Keeps On Rolling. Jennifer Gonnerman, Village Voice (12/7/04). Whatever Supreme Court decides, issue is not going away.
Prisons Needlessly Overpopulated with Drug Offenders. Walter Cronkite, Centre Daily Times (8/4/04).
Evaluation of Substance Abuse & Crime Prevention Act (California Proposition 36). UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, 2002. Implementation more expensive than expected.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Drug Policy Alliance (formerly Lindesmith Center Drug Policy Foundation).
Help Stop Aids. Advocates needle-exchange programs for injected drug users.
Join Together. Take action against substance abuse & gun violence.
Judges Against the Drug War. Judicial opinions critical of the new Prohibition & the resulting increase in police powers, civil liberties violations, mandatory sentencing & incarceration.
Parents, The Anti-Drug. US Office of National Drug Control Policy line.
Safety First. Reality-based approach to teens, drugs & drug education.
Dingelstad, David et al. "The social construction of drug debates," Social Science Medicine 43,12 (1996):1829-38.
Reinarman, Craig. "The drug policy debate in Europe: The case of Califano vs. the Netherlands," International Journal of Drug Policy 8 (1997).
__________. "Fundamentalism cannot make the facts go away," International Journal of Drug Policy 9 (1998).
__________. "Capitalism, prohibitionism & the drug policy reform movement," International Journal of Drug Policy 12 (2001).
__________ ; A. Wodack & P.D.A. Cohen. "Cannabis control: costs outweigh benefits," British Medical Journal 324 (2002).
__________ & H.G. Levine. "Crack in the rear-view mirror: deconstructing drug war mythology," Social Justice 31 (2004).
Smith, Adam J. "Drug war retreat. England moves to decriminalize narcotics," In These Times (1/7/01):3-4.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Benson, Robert; Martha Honey & Sanho Tree. The War on Drugs: Addicted to Failure. Recommendations of the Citizens' Commission on US Drug Policy (Washington: Institute for Policy Studies, 2000).
Bernards, Neal (ed.) War on Drugs: Opposing Viewpoints (San Diego CA: Greenhaven, 1990).
De Greiff, Pablo (ed.) Drugs & the Limits of Liberalism: Moral & Legal Issues (Ithaca: Cornell, 1999).
Earlywine, Mitch. Understanding Marijuana: A New Look at the Scientific Evidence (NY: Oxford, 2002).
Eldredge, Dirk Chase. Ending the War on Drugs: A Solution for America (Bridgehampton NY: Bridge Works, 1998).
Gray, Mike. Drug Crazy: How We Got Into this Mess & How We Can Get Out (NY: Random House, 1997).
__________ (ed.) Busted: Stone Cowboys, Narco Lords & Washington's War on Drugs (NY: Nation, 2002).
Husak, Douglas. Legalize This! The Case for Decriminalizing Drugs (NY: Verso, 2002).
Krauss, Melvyn B. & Edward P. Lazear (eds.) Searching for Alternatives: Drug Control Policy in the US (Stanford: Stanford, 1991).
Leuw, Ed. & I. Haen Marshall (eds.) Between Prohibition & Legalization: The Dutch Experiment in Drug Policy (Amsterdam: Kugler, 1994).
MacCoun, Robert J. & Peter Reuter. Drug War Heresies: Learning from Other Vices, Times & Places (Berkeley: U. of California, 2001).
Massing, Michael. The Fix (Berkeley: U. of California, 2000). Blistering critique of U.S. anti-drug policy.
McCoy, Alfred W. & Alan A. Block (eds.) War on Drugs: Studies in the Failure of US Narcotics Policy (Boulder: Westview, 1992).
Miron, Jeffrey A. Drug War Crimes: The Consequences of Prohibition (Oakland CA: Independent Institute, 2004).
Morgan, John & Lynn Zimmer. Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts (NY: Lindesmith Center, 1997).
Reinarman, Craig & Harry G. Levine. Crack in America: Demon Drugs & Social Justice (Berkeley: U. of California, 1998).
Schaler, Jeffrey A. (ed.) Drugs: Should We Legalize, Decriminalize or Regulate (NY: Prometheus, 1998).
Silver, Gary (ed.) The Dope Chronicles, 1850-1950 (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1979). Material from metropolitan dailies of period, documenting hysterical campaign for drug prohibition -- largely unaffected by implementation & abysmal failure of alcohol prohibition in same era.
Thompson, Stephen P. (ed.) The War on Drugs: Opposing Viewpoints (San Diego CA: Greenhaven, 1998).
Trebach, Arthur & Kevin Zeese (eds.) Drug Prohibition & the Conscience of Nations (Washington: Drug Policy Foundation, 1990).
Viswanathan, Neeraja. The Street Law Handbook: Surviving Drugs, Sex, & Petty Crime (NY: Bloomsbury, 2004).
Yablonsky, Lewis. Synanon: The Tunnel Back (Baltimore: Penguin, 1967).
Zimring, Franklin E. & Gordon Hawkins. The Search for Rational Drug Control (NY: Cambridge, 1992).
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