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Dombrink 16:39 Nation of drugs as recreation, fun, alternative, reality in the 60s. Drug Policy Continued Anslinger and moral entrepreneurs (Becker) and bureaucratic expansion  argument (Dickson) o Moral entrepreneur: someone who makes it his/her business to further  create problem consciousness. Anslinger was this person on the drug  issue.  1914- Harrison Act o the critical transformation from unregulated medical use-drug (see elixirs  Coca-Cola, topical anesthetic) to tightly controlled social menace is the  foundation for the American prohibition approach. Medical profession isn’t curing people by giving out additional heroin The criminal law approach pushes away the other approaches o By 1930, the criminal approach and prohibition approach is the dominant 
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Unformatted text preview: approach • Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 • Throughout – social threat/race/class effects • Marijuana – from “killer weed” to “dropout drug” • Reassessment of drug policies (1960s and 1970s – marijuana specific) • American approach – prohibition, rather than regularion or medicalization o Vs. Dutch – dutch wanted it to be safer. Gave out free clean needles. • Counter-culture o San Francisco and the counterculture o Not simply an alternative to alcohol • The 60s o There wouldn’t have been the Sixties without drugs, especially the 60s that we knew – Tom Robbins o Timothy Leary - 16:39 16:39...
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2011 for the course CRIM C134 taught by Professor Dombrink during the Fall '10 term at UC Irvine.

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