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Benjamin, Daniel K. Undoing Drugs: beyond legalization. Basic Books, 1991.

Bugliosi, Vincent. Drugs in America: the case for victory. Knightsbridge, 1991.

Searching for Alternatives: Drug Control Policy in the United States, Krauss, Melvyn and Lamar, Edward P., editors. Hoover Institution Press, 1991.

The Drug Legalization Debate. Inciardi, James A., editor. Sage Publications, 1991.

Szasz, Thomas Stephen. Our Right to Drugs: the case for a free market. Praeger, 1992.

Zimring, Franklin E. 'Me Search For Rational Drug Control. Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Newspapers and Newsletters

Auletta, Ken. "Six doses of reality are injected in the argument for legal drugs," New York Daily News, December 17, 1989.

Bennett, Sandra. "Therapeutic Marijuana: Fact or Fiction," Drug Watch, July 1992.

Bennett, William. "Mopping up after the legalizers: What the intellectual chorus fails to tell you," The Washington Times, December 15, 19 89.

Bent, Daniel. "An Eye Opener For Judges On The Health Effects Of Marijuana," Drug Watch, March 1992.

Buckley, William F., Jr. "The weed of crime bears bitter fruit," New York Daily News, June

10, 1993.

"Business tax incentives can help win drug war," The Washington Times, December 15, 1989.

Cohen, Roger. "Amid Growing Crime, Zurich Closes a Park it Reserved for Drug Addicts," New York Times, February 11, 1992.

Collins, Christopher and Collins, Susan. "What Savings?" The Sun, March 20, 1990.

Corcoran, David. "Legalizing Drugs: Failures Spur Debate," New York Times, November 27,


"Drug report: Drop in teen and casual use," U.S.A. Today, September 6, 1990.

DuPont, Robert L. and Goldfarb, Ronald L. "Drug Legalization." Asking for Trouble," The Washington Post, January 26, 1990.

"EURAD Examines Harm Reduction," EURAD Newsletter, Spring 1991.

Kerr, Peter. "The Unspeakable Is Debated: Should Drugs Be Legalized?" New York Times, May 15,1988.

Kilpatrick, James J. "Drug War: Good News, Bad News," The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, September 13, 1990.

Krauthammer, Charles. "Legalize? No. Deglamorize," The Washington Post, May 20, 1988.

"Mistakes of the Legalizers," The Washington Post, April 13, 1990.

Labaton, Stephen. "Reno Questions Drug Policy's Stress on Smuggling," New York Times, May 8, 1993.

LaFranchi, Howard, "Heavy Legal Drag Use in Spain Prompts Calls for Tougher Laws,"

Christian Science Monitor, November 7, 1991.

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Mann, Peggy. "Reasons to Oppose Legalizing Illegal Drugs," Drug Awareness Information Newsletter, September 1988.

Moore, Mark H. "Actually, Prohibition Was a Success," New York Times, October 17, 1989.

"Needle Exchange Is an Approval of Drug Use in the Most Destructive Way," Drug Watch, March 1992.

Ostrow, Ronald J. "Study finds acceptance of marijuana for therapy," The Oregonian, May 1, 1991.

Peterson, Robert E. "Stop Legalization of Illegal Drugs," Drug Awareness Information Newsletter, July 1988.

"Student Exercise for Marijuana Activist Group Given National Media Attention Influence Court Case," Drug Prevention Newsletter, June 1991.

Pike, Otis. "Drug War Needs New Direction," Chicago Sun-Times, May 13, 1993.

"Poll Finds 90% Favor Keeping Drugs Illicit," New York Times, September 15, 1988.

Radonich, Timothy. "Controlling drugs through legalization," Northwest Libertarian (newsletter), September 1990.

Raspberry, William. "Legalize Drugs? No.," The Washington Times, May 14, 1988.

Regional Drug Initiative of Portland, Oregon. "Position Paper In Opposition To The Legalization of Drugs," September 1990.

Roques, Wayne J. "Marijuana as medicine can do more harm than good; alternatives available," Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, March 19, 1993.

"There are better ways than legalization to fight country's drug problems," Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, April 17, 1993.

Rosenthal, A.M. "Dismantling the War," New York Times, May 18, 1993.

"How Much is a Baby Worth?" New York Times, December 15, 1989.

"The Case for Slavery," New York Times, September 26, 1989.

Sander, Tom. "Weedotherapy works: Government should legalize marijuana as medicine,"

Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, March 6, 1993.

Schmoke, Kurt. "Decriminalizing Drugs: It Just Might Work - And Nothing Else Does," The Washington Post, May 15, 1988.

Schuchard, Marsha Keith. "Marijuana.- An Environmental Pollutant," P.R.I.D.E. 1991.

Schuckit, Marc A, "Should We Legalize Cocaine?" Drug Abuse and Alcoholism Newsletter, June 1990.

Skolnick, Jerome H. "Drugs: More or Fewer Controls?" Los Angeles Times, June 22, 1988.

Thomas, Kathy. "On Legalizing Marijuana: Let the FDA Do Its Job!" Drug Awareness Information Newsletter, September 1988.

U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, "Prisoner Survey Provides Look at Violent Crime," Violent Crime NET, May 1993.

Zucchino, David. "A push to make drugs legal," Philadelphia Inquirer, July 5, 1992.


"Arguments Against Legalizing Drugs," Drug Abuse Update, September 1988.

Bennett, Georgette. "Legalization: Would It Work?" National Law Journal, September 26, 1988.

Courtwright, David T. "Should We Legalize Drugs? History Answers. No." American Heritage, February/March 1993.

Current, William F. "Arguments Against Legalization of Elicit Drugs," Employee Assistance Quarterly, vol. 6, 1990.

Currie, Elliott. "Towards a Policy on Drugs," Dissent, Winter 1993.

Dennis, Richard J. "The Economics of Legalizing Drugs," The Atlantic, November 1990.

"Drug Legalization Fraught With Danger, Uncertainty," Narcotics Control Digest, June 22, 1988.

Farley, Christopher John. "Hello, Again, Mary Jane," Time, April 19, 1993.

France, Steve. "Should We Fight Or Switch?" American Bar Association Journal, February 1990.

Kleiman, Mark A.R. "Should Some Illegal Drugs Be Legalized: Legalization: A Simplistic

Solution to a Complex Problem," Issues in Science and Technology, Summer 1990.

Kondracke, Morton M. "Don't Legalize Drugs," The New Republic, June 27, 1988.

Linn, Lawrence S. and Yager, Joel. "Physicians Attitudes Toward the Legalization of Marijuana

Use," Western Journal of Medicine, June 1989.

Lipman, Arthur G. "The argument against therapeutic use of heroin in pain management,"

American Journal of Hospital Pharmacists, May 1993.

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Nadelmann, Ethan A. "Should We Legalize Drugs? History Answers. Yes." American Heritage, February/March 1993.

"Should Some Illegal Drugs Be Legalized: Legalization is the Answer," Issues in Science and Technology, Summer 1990.

Sweezy, Martha. "Why Heroin Should Be Legalized," Smith College Studies in Social Work, vol. 61, #2, 1991.

Teasley, David L. "Drug legalization and the lessons of Prohibition," Contemporary Drug Problems, Spring 1992.

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. "Fact Sheet:

Drug Data Summary," Drugs & Crime Data, November 1992.

Weisheit, Ralph A. and Johnson, Katherine. "Exploring the Dimensions of Support for Decriminalizing Drugs," Journal of Drug Issues, Winter 1992.

Wilson, James Q. "Against the Legalization of Drugs," Commentary, February 1990,


Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration. Marijuana Scheduling Petition, Denial of Petition, Remand. 21 CFR Part 1308 [Docket No. 86-22] (Administrative Law hearing).

"National Drug Control Strategy: Reclaiming Our Communities From Drugs and Violence," The

White House, February 1994.

Russell, John S. and McNicoli, Andre. "The British Experience with Narcotic Dependency,"

Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Health, Alcohol and Drug Commission (Publication of the Province of British Columbia).

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"State and Local Spending on Drug Control Activities," Office of National Drug Control Policy, October 1993.

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