One of the movers and shakers profiled in DRUG CRAZY is Rufus King, a Washington attorney who brought together the Ford-funded Drug Abuse Council and who locked horns with the nation's infamous first drug czar, Harry Anslinger. King's recollections of Anslinger's tactics and the sordid story of how drug prohibition started in America are fascinating bits of history that need to be remembered.
King is the author of "The Drug Hang-Up: America's Fifty Year Folly", published in 1972, now re-released by DRCNet at http://www.druglibrary.org/special/king/dhu/dhumenu.htm on our "drug library" web site, created and maintained by DRCNet board member Clifford Schaffer. As King points out, the Drug War didn't start with Richard Nixon. Check out this important history that is now more available than ever before.
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Issue #44, 5/28/98
Drug Crazy Hits the Stores! | Final Week for Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts Offer! | Colombian Soldiers Being Trained by US Special Forces | Helicopter Manufacturers Battle over Which Will Arm Colombians | Washington: Conference on Latin American and the Drug War | Medical Marijuana Summit in California | California Medical Association Calls for Rescheduling of Marijuana | Speaking at Medical Marijuana Conference Lands Patient in Jail | Geriatric Prison Approved for Construction in Oklahoma | Romania's Secret Service Implicated in Cigarette Smuggling | Web Site News | Quote and Link of the Week | Editorial: Medicinal Marijuana, Summits and Balloons
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