Drug Legislation

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Drug Legislation

Drug Legislation

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The policy of America towards drugs is aimed at reducing and controlling the supply of drugs. This is done through interdiction, incarceration, sentencing, legislation and enforcement of law. The policy also aims at curbing the supply of drugs through treatment, prevention and education. Since Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs in the 1970, successive governments have spent a lot of money in disrupting trading of drugs in America. Arresting of thousands of drug offenders and seizures has not transformed America to a drug free nation. The availability of illegitimate drugs is more common now more than ever. The law of prohibition of drugs has resulted into a failure that is costly to the American tax payers. More problems have been created by this prohibition and thus it has not eradicated the use of drugs in America (Harrison, et al. 2009).