TITLE

Reefer Madness

PUB. DATE
October 1979
SOURCE
New Republic;10/6/79, Vol. 181 Issue 14, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the increasing use of recreational drugs like marijuana and cocaine in the United States since the mid-1960s. Criminal charges and possible prison terms for those caught in possession of the drugs; Atmosphere of hypocrisy in the effort to bring the government's official attitude about drug abuse; Legality of the use of marijuana and cocaine as vices of the affluent including government officials; Hopelessness of the task of preventing the widespread use of drugs.
ACCESSION #
11269612

 

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