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The 100 Years' Worldwide War on Drugs

January 23, 2012 - Today marks the 100th birthday of the first international drug control treaty, the International Opium Convention, signed at the Hague in 1912. The treaty called on signatories to prohibit the non-medical sales of opium, morphine, cocaine and to strictly regulate their distribution and production. The Hague convention would lay the foundation for an edifice of further treaties committing the United States and rest of the world to a century of prohibition, drug wars, and concomitant crime and violence. Read more.

Drug Prisoners Account for California Prison Crowding

May 24, 2011 - With California under court order to release 30,000 prisoners, it is noteworthy that the state maintained 24,959 prisoners for inherently non-violent drug offenses, according to the most recent statistics from the Department of Corrections. (Read more)

The 100 Years' Worldwide War on Drugs January 23, 2012 - Today marks the 100th birthday of the first international drug control treaty, the International Opium Convention, signed at the Hague in 1912. Read more.

The 100th Anniversary of the US Drug WarMay 7th, 2006 - Centennial of First Federal Law Criminalizing Sales of Narcotics - the DC Pharmacy & Poisons Act of 1906. Read more.

Opium Prohibition in the Philippines Begins Mar 3rd, 2005 - Centennial of Congressional Passage of Opium Prohibition in the Philippines

125th Anniversary of the Nation's First Anti-drug LawSan Francisco, Nov. 15, 1875 Read more.

 

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