Lecture 3+4 - Overview and Perspectives

2 million people in jail for drug related offenses

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Unformatted text preview: ia (2000): $1.3B •  ProposiXon 36 passes in CA (2000) –  Allows substance abuse treatment instead of incarceraXon •  Taliban given $43 million – some of it to fight drugs (2001) •  Superbowl ads link drugs with terrorism (2002) •  Supreme Court expands student drug tesXng to any extracurricular acXvity (2002) 2000s: conSnued... •  Is the war on drugs coming to an end? –  Marijuana legalizaXon (>50% support it) –  Latest budget asks for $25.6 B to combat drug use (>50% for law enforcement) –  U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske has shed the term "war on drugs" and has made gestures toward focusing on treatment over incarceration –  2.2 million people in jail for drug related offenses Drug Scheduling (hUp://www.usdoj.ov/dea/pubs/scheduling.html) •  Schedule I –  high potenXal for abuse –  no currently accepted medical use in treatment in U. S. –  lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision. –  examples: Gamma hydroxy butyrate (GHB), heroin, Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana, 3,4 ­Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA/Ecstasy). •...
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