War on Drugs
War on Drugs is an American term commonly applied to a campaign of prohibition of drugs, military aid, and military intervention, with the stated aim being to define and reduce the illegal drug trade....
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Top Medical Experts Argue That "War On Drugs" Has Created Public Health Risks
The effectiveness of the so-called war on drugs – the global campaign to prohibit narcotics and prosecute those who use and sell them – is often hotly debated. As the UN prepares for a major vote on i...
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History of United States drug prohibition
This is a timeline of the history of drug prohibition in the United States.
Around 1860: Efforts to regulate the sale of pharmaceuticals began, and laws were introduced on a state-to-state basis t...
History of United States drug prohibition - Wikipedia
Legal history of cannabis in the United States
The legal history of cannabis in the United States relates to the regulation of marijuana use for medical or recreational purposes in the United States. Regulation of Cannabis sativa began as early as...
Legal history of cannabis in the United States - Wikipedia
Race and the War on Drugs
Several authors have claimed that there are racial disparities in arrests, prosecutions, imprisonment, rehabilitation programs, and other aspects of the War on Drugs.
In 1986, the U.S. Congress pa...
Operation Just Cause
The United States Invasion of Panama, code-named Operation Just Cause, was the invasion of Panama by the United States in December 1989. It occurred during the administration of U.S. President George ...
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Operation Nifty Package
Operation Nifty Package was a United States Navy SEALs-operated plan conducted in 1989 designed to capture Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega. When Noriega took refuge in the Apostolic Nunciature of the...
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Plan Colombia
Plan Colombia is the name of a United States military and diplomatic aid initiative aimed at combating Colombian drug cartels and left-wing insurgent groups in Colombian territory. The plan was origin...
Paramilitarism in Colombia
Right-wing paramilitary groups in Colombia are armed groups that claim to be acting in opposition to revolutionary Marxist-Leninist guerrilla forces and their allies among the civilian population. Ant...
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Arguments for and against drug prohibition
Arguments about the prohibition of drugs, and over drug policy reform, are subjects of considerable controversy. The following is a presentation of major drug policy arguments, including those for dru...
CIA drug trafficking
Some sources say that the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been involved in several drug trafficking operations. Some of these reports claim that congressional evidence indicates th...
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CIA and Contras cocaine trafficking in the US
The involvement of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in cocaine trafficking in Central America during the Reagan Administration as part of the Contra war in Nicaragua has been the su...
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Collaborations between the United States government and Italian Mafia
The United States government collaborated with the Italian Mafia during World War II and afterwards on several occasions.
During the early days of World War II, the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligen...
Legality of the War on Drugs
Several authors have put forth arguments concerning the legality of the War on Drugs. In his essay The Drug War and the Constitution, Libertarian philosopher Paul Hager makes the case that the War on ...
Manuel Antonio Noriega
Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno ([maˈnwel noˈɾjega]; born February 11, 1934) is a former Panamanian dictator and soldier. He was military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989. In the 1989 invasion of Pa...
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Gateway drug theory
The gateway drug theory (also called gateway theory, gateway hypothesis and gateway effect) states that the use of less deleterious drugs can lead to a future risk of using more dangerous hard drugs o...
United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative
In United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, 532 U.S. 483 (2001), the United States Supreme Court rejected the common-law medical necessity defense to crimes enacted under the federal Con...
Gonzales v. Raich
Gonzales v. Raich (previously Ashcroft v. Raich), 545 U.S. 1 (2005), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court ruling that under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution, the Unit...
Illegal drug trade in Panama
The illegal drug trade in Panama includes trans-shipment of cocaine to the United States. The 1989 United States invasion of Panama to topple President Manuel Noriega was justified in part by the need...
Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao do Vegetal
Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao do Vegetal, 546 U.S. 418 (2006), is a case decided by the United States Supreme Court involving the Federal Government's seizure of a sacramental te...
Hemp
Hemp (from Old English hænep) is a commonly used term for high-growing varieties of the Cannabis plant and its products, which include fiber, oil, and seed. Hemp is refined into products such as hemp ...
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Illegal drug trade in Haiti
The illegal drug trade in Haiti involves trans-shipment of cocaine and marijuana to the United States. It is a major shipment route. The island of Hispaniola, which Haiti shares with the Dominican Rep...
Colombian parapolitics scandal
The Colombian parapolitics scandal or "parapolítica" in Spanish (a combination of the words paramilitar and política) refers to the 2006–present Colombian congressional scandal in which several congre...
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Mexican Drug War
The Mexican Drug War (also known as the Mexican War on Drugs) is an ongoing low-intensity asymmetric war between the Mexican Government and some drug cartels. Since 2006, when intervention with the Me...
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Leahy Law
The Leahy Law or Leahy amendment is a U.S. human rights law that prohibits the U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense from providing military assistance to foreign military units that viol...
Mapiripán Massacre
The Mapiripán Massacre was a massacre of civilians that took place in Mapiripán, Meta Department, Colombia. The massacre was carried out from July 15 to July 20, 1997, by the United Self-Defense Forc...
Drug court
Drug courts are judicially supervised court dockets that handle the cases of non-violent substance-abusing offenders under the adult, juvenile, family and tribal justice systems. Drug courts are probl...
Medical cannabis
Medical cannabis (or medical marijuana) refers to the use of cannabis and its constituent cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), as medical therapy to treat disease or...
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Places that have decriminalized cannabis in the United States
*Cannabis remains a Schedule I substance under federal law as of 2015. *Some cities and Indian Reservations have legalization policies separate from their surrounding states. Decriminalization...
Places that have decriminalized cannabis in the United States - Wikipedia