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Important People in the History of Drug Policy

Personal histories, writings, and other information on some of the movers and shakers in the formation of the current American and world drug policy.

Harry J. Anslinger  - Head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, 1930 to 1967

Dr. Hamilton Wright - One of the major early campaigners for drug prohibition - the father of the modern drug laws

Captain Richmond Pearson Hobson - A former war hero who became one of the leaders in the campaign for drug prohibition

Dr. James C. Munch -- The US Official Expert on Marihuana from 1938 to 1962