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Dealing with drugs : [electronic resource] consequences of government control / edited by Ronald Hamowy ; foreword by Alfred Freedman.

Contributor(s): Hamowy, Ronald, 1937-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Pacific studies in public policy. Publisher: Lexington, Mass. : Lexington Books, c1987Description: xi, 385 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0669156787 (alk. paper); 9780669156782 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Drug control -- United States | Drug abuse -- United States | Drugs of abuse -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Criminal provisions | Drug and Narcotic Control -- United States | Substance-Related Disorders -- United States -- legislation | Public Policy -- United States | Toxicomanie -- États-Unis | Drogue, Lutte contre la -- États-Unis | Drogues -- Droit -- États-Unis | Drogenpolitik | Aufsatzsammlung | Drogenmissbrauch | Bekämpfung | USAAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Dealing with drugs.DDC classification: 363.4/5/0973 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library Also issued online.
Contents:
Ronald Hamowy -- The history of legislative control over opium, cocaine, and their derivatives / D.F. Musto -- Curing the drug-law addiction - The harmful side effects of legal prohibition / Randy E. Barnett -- The need for reform of international narcotics laws / Arnold S. Trebach -- Drugs and United States foreign policy / Jonathan Marshall -- Medical uses of illicit drugs / Lester Grinspoon and James B. Bakalar -- Cocaine, marijuana, and the meanings of addiction / Robert Byck -- The use and misuse of intoxicants - Factors in the development of controlled use / Norman E. Zinberg -- The market for heroin before and after legalization / Robert J. Michaels -- The morality of drug controls / Thomas Szasz.
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Includes bibliographies and index.

Introduction : Illicit drugs and government control / Ronald Hamowy -- Part I. The effects of prohibition -- The history of legislative control over opium, cocaine, and their derivatives / D.F. Musto -- Curing the drug-law addiction - The harmful side effects of legal prohibition / Randy E. Barnett -- The need for reform of international narcotics laws / Arnold S. Trebach -- Drugs and United States foreign policy / Jonathan Marshall -- Part II. Medical research concerning illicit substances -- Medical uses of illicit drugs / Lester Grinspoon and James B. Bakalar -- Cocaine, marijuana, and the meanings of addiction / Robert Byck -- The use and misuse of intoxicants - Factors in the development of controlled use / Norman E. Zinberg -- Part III. Policy reform : Evidence and ethics -- The market for heroin before and after legalization / Robert J. Michaels -- The morality of drug controls / Thomas Szasz.

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