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Major Studies of Drugs and Drug Policy

Major Studies of Drugs and Drug Policy

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 Major Studies Table of Contents - Full Text

Year Country Title
1894 India Indian Hemp Drugs Commission Report
1905 US Report of the Committee Appointed by the Philippine Commission to Investigate The Use of Opium and the Traffic Therein...Bureau of Insular Affairs, War Dept., Philippines
1926 England Departmental Committee on Morphine and Heroin Addiction, Report
1928 US The Opium Problem by Charles E. Terry and Mildred Pellens
1929 US Panama Canal Zone Military Investigations (US Military, 1916-29)
1930 US Report on the Enforcement of the Prohibition Laws of the United States by the National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement (Wickersham Commission Report on Alcohol Prohibition)
1944 US The LaGuardia Committee Report Mayor's Committee on Marihuana, The Marihuana Problem in the City of New York commissioned by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, written by the New York Academy of Medicine, and published by the City of New York in 1944
1961 England Interdepartmental Committee, Drug Addiction, (The First Brain Report)
1961 US Drug Addiction: Crime or Disease? Joint Committee of the American Bar Association and the American Medical Association on Narcotic Drugs, Interim and Final Reports, 1961:
1965 England Interdepartmental Committee, Drug Addiction, Second Report, (The Second Brain Report)
1968 England Advisory Committee on Drug Dependence, Cannabis, (The Wootton Report)
1970 Canada Canadian Government Commission of Inquiry into the Non-Medical Use of Drugs, (The Le Dain Report)
Interim Report  -  Cannabis Report
1970 US The Forbidden Fruit and the Tree of Knowledge: An Inquiry into the Legal History of American Marihuana Prohibition by Professors Richard J. Bonnie & Charles H. Whitebread, II, Virginia Law Review, Volume 56, October 1970 Number 6
1972 US The Consumers Union Report on Licit and Illicit Drugs, by Edward M. Brecher and the Editors of Consumer Reports Magazine (Highly Recommended)
1972 US The Koerner Commission Report, State of Ohio
1972 US Dealing With Drug Abuse: A Report to the Ford Foundation, by the Drug Abuse Survey Project.
1972 US Marihuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding, National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse
1973 US Drug Use in America: Problem in Perspective, National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse
1977 US The Nation's Toughest Drug Law: Evaluating the New York Experience, by the Joint Committee on New York Drug Law Evaluation, of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
1980 US The Facts About Drug Abuse, The Drug Abuse Council
1982 US An Analysis of Marihuana Policy, National Research Council of the National Academy of Science
1988 US DEA Docket No. 86-22, DEA Chief Administrative Law Judge ruling on medical marijuana
1989 US Cannabis Therapeutic Research Program, State of California, 1989, This Phase III study (the last step before approval for prescription use) demonstrated smoked marijuana's effectiveness for reducing nausea and vomiting in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy in clinical settings. Despite the fact that this study proved the medical utility of cannabis as an anti-emetic, marijuana was not approved for medical use.
1989 US AIDS and Drug Misuse, Part 1, Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, 1988; Part 2, 1989
1989 US Report of the Research Advisory Panel for the State of California
1991 US "The Twin Epidemics of Substance Use and HIV" The National Commission on AIDS
1994 US A Wiser Course: Ending Drug Prohibition, A Report of the Special Committee on Drugs and the Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
1994 Australia Legislative Options for Cannabis. Australian Government
1994 US Technologies for Understanding and Preventing Substance Abuse and Addiction -- US Government Office of Technology Assessment -- October 18, 1994
1996 Australia Drugs and our Community - Report of the Premier's Drug Advisory Council, Melbourne: Victorian Government, March, 1996
1996 US Report and Recommendations of the Drug Policy Task Force, New York County Lawyers Association
1996 Australia Beyond Prohibition - Report of the Redfern Legal Centre Drug Law Reform Project - September 1996
2002 Canada Canadian Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs 37th Parliament, 1st Session
(January 29, 2001 - September 16, 2002)  
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