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Miscellaneous Items on Drugs and Drug Policy

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Drug Policy Reform in Connecticut

References on Drugs and Driving

Selectivity of Sources: Reporting the Marijuana Controversy by R. Gordon Shepherd - Journal of Communication Spring 1981 p129-137

The "Scientific" Justification for Urine Testing - Part 1

The "Scientific" Justification for Urine Testing - Part 2

By John Morgan, Medical professor and acting Chairman of Pharmacology, City University of New York Medical School, KANSAS LAW REVIEW, 1988

Chemical Dependency and Drug Testing in the Workplace   - John D. Osterloh, M.D. & Charles E. Becker, M.D.-   Journal of Psychoactive Drugs Vol. 22(4), Oct-Dec 1990: 407-417

The Demand for Illicit Drugs, by Henry Saffer and Frank Chaloupka, National Bureau of Economic Research, August, 1995 - An economic analysis of how the demand for drugs changes with a change in price. (PDF File)

Economics of the Narcotics Industry, Conference Report, Sponsored by the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, US Department of State The organization and measurement of the international drug trade By Peter Reuter, Professor, University of Maryland November 21-22, 1994

Illicit Drugs and Crime Benson, Bruce L., and David W. Rasmussen. Independent Policy Report: Illicit Drugs and Crime. Oakland, CA: The Independent Institute, 1996.

Effectiveness of NEPs for Prevention of HIV infection -- THE LANCET June 21, 1997

Violence and Drugs - Dr. Robert L. DuPont, 1997

Drugs in the Workplace - Overstating the Problems and the Cures, 1992

Perceptions of Drug Control Problems and Policies: A Comparison of Scotland and Holland in the 1980's - The Scottish Office Central Research Unit,  by Sally Haw, BSc Jason Ditton, BA PhD, 1995


Test Negative A look at the "evidence" justifying illicit-drug tests, by John Morgan, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN March 1990, p. 18

Federal Panel Says Value of Workplace Testing Unproven-- Forensic Drug Abuse Advisor Vo. 7 (1) January 1995, p.6

The Drug Test Scam by Ian Goddard

Drugs and Accident Risk in Fatally-Injured Drivers by Olaf H. Drummer, Ph.D.  - Victorian Institute of Forensic Pathology, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, 57-83 Kavanagh Street, South Melbourne 3205, Australia

Urinalysis or Uromancy? The Untold Costs of Drug Testing Abuse by Dale Gieringer, Ph.D.,

A paper for the Drug Policy Foundation Published in "Strategies for Change: New Directions in Drug Policy (1992)

Meta-Analysis of Adolescent Crime and Substance Use, 1981-1995 by Gordon E. Kenney, Ph.D. The University of Memphis Memphis, Tennessee

1994 American Management Survey on Workplace Drug Testing

Report on the Utah Power and Light Company and the Georgia Power Company Studies. Scientific American, Mar 1990 -- an analysis of the effects of drug use in the workplace.

Relative Addictiveness of Various Substances In Health, Nov/Dec 1990

Simple Way to Beat Urine Tests - Just Drink Water, Report from American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Forensic Drug Abuse Advisor, Vol. 6, Issue 3, March 1994

Testimony of Marc Mauer, Assistant Director, The Sentencing Project

Before the Subcomittee on Legislation and National Security and the Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice and Agriculture of the House Government Operations Committee, May 2, 1990, Washington, D.C.

Criminal Justice System Reform by Judge Thomas M. Stark

America Held Prisoner, by Hugh Downs - A radio show by Hugh Downs, about the author of these web pages.

PCP and Violence - excerpted from : Drug Abuse and Drug Abuse Research, an annual report to congress by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, pg. 153. (1991)

Marijuana - The Insidious Drug A summary of some of the major points in Pot Safari and Marijuana Alert by Peggy Mann, McGraw Hill. A modern version of Reefer Madness.

The Dollar Cost of Punishment This file contains miscellaneous notes and references regarding the costs of punishing people for drug offenses. Lots of interesting tidbits. Originally posted on DRCNet.

A Review of the Scientific Literature Re Amotivational Syndrome

This is an excellent synopsis of the information regarding the "amotivational syndrome" and marijuana. Complete with citations for further reference. Contributed by Brian of DRCNet.

Cannabis Control in Canada: Options Regarding Possession - A Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse policy discussion document prepared by the CCSA National Working Group on Addictions Policy -  Ottawa May 1998

DRUGS AND THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY by HON. GERALD B.H. SOLOMON OF NEW YORK in the House of Representatives, Thursday, October 6, 1994

A speech by Gerald Solomon. He is upset because people are using the internet to promote drug policy reform. Free speech must be stopped before it ruins America.

DRUG DECRIMINALIZATION IN HOLLAND HAS INCREASED CRIME AND ADDICTION by HON. GERALD B.H. SOLOMON OF NEW YORK in the House of Representatives Thursday, March 2, 1995 Another diatribe, full of misinformation, by Gerald Solomon. What he doesn't know about the subject has filled libraries.

Drug Laws in South America - A synopsis of the drug laws in various South American countries.

Pharmacology of Marijuana: Just Another Sedative by Frederick H. Meyers, M.D., Professor of Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco, Ca. This is an excellent document discussing the effects and pharmacology of marijuana.

The Drug Policy Foundation's Forum on Legislative Policy State Capitol, January 27, 1992 by Frederick H. Meyers, M.D., Professor of Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco, CA This paraphrases the report of the Research Advisory Panel.

Facts About Marijuana Marijuana: Drug of Deception, A publication of the Lions Club

Beer Versus Drugs Why beer is good and the illegal drugs are bad - from Anheuser-Busch.

Three articles on the Drug Problem, From the Economist May 15 -21, 1993


Your Child and Stimulants by the Netherlands Institute on Alcohol and Drugs.

This file consists of excerpts from a publication directed at parents in the Netherlands. Contributed by Mario Lap.

Drug Bibliography -- A listing of articles and other materials on drugs. The latest article listed is 1990. (Note: This file is more than 300K)

The Acid Tattoo Scare - Why do people persist in believing that children are under threat from psychedelic transfers? From Fortean Times Magazine

Philosophy - Sources from the field of Philosophy related to drug policy.

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