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Author Mallea, Paula, 1949- author

Title The war on drugs : a failed experiment / Paula Mallea
Published Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (357 pages)
Contents Introduction -- How We Got into This Predicament -- A Declaration of War Leads to a Shambles -- Heroin: Fear and Loathing -- Cocaine: White Lines -- Marijuana: Sparking the Debate -- The Economics of Illegal Drugs: Our Gift to Organized Crime -- Prohibition vs. the Alternative: The Bottom Line -- A Shifting International Consensus -- Stepping Out in Front: The Americas -- Prohibition, "Prohibition Lite," or Legalization? -- The Outlier: Canada -- A Popular Groundswell for Change -- Conclusion
Summary Explores the spectacular failure of the war on drugs to weaken drug cartels and the illegal drug supply, as well as the modern history of drug use and abuse, the pharmacology of illegal drugs, and the economy of the illegal drug trade
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBL, viewed on October 22, 2015)
Subject Drug abuse -- History.
Drug control -- History.
Drug traffic -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1459722906
1459722914 (electronic bk.)
9781459722910 (electronic bk.)