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  • Teen Drug Use
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    Teen Drug Use

    In response to the release of a recent report on teen drug use, committee members heard testimony from administration officials about the Clinton administration’s commitment to combating…

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  • Teen Drug Abuse Survey
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    Teen Drug Abuse Survey

    Secretary Shalala briefed reporters on a recent national drug survey of children ages 12 to 17. She announced that teen use of several major drugs, including marijuana, cocaine and LSD has…

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  • Medical Use of Marijuana
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    Medical Use of Marijuana

    Committee members heard testimony on recently passed referenda in California and Arizona which would allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes such as alleviating pain for cancer…

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  • Women and Substance Abuse
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    Women and Substance Abuse

    Former first lady Betty Ford and others announced the release of a report on the issue of substance abuse in women in the U.S. They discussed treatment methods and efforts at prevention.…

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  • Medical Use of Marijuana
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    Medical Use of Marijuana

    Clinton administration officials released a seven-page plan for how the federal government will deal with the issues of medicinal uses for marijuana and other illegal drugs. Doctors who…

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  • National Drug Control Director SwearingIn
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    National Drug Control Director Swearing-In

    General McCaffrey was sworn in as director of the Office of National Drug Control by Justice Ginsburg. The president lauded the retired general’s military career and spoke about the…

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  • Drugs and Violence Attacking the Problem
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    Drugs and Violence: Attacking the Problem

    After brief remarks by Rep. Hoyer, Governor Glendening and Mr. Curry, Secretary Cisneros and General McCaffrey formed a panel with students and others to discuss ways to combat youth drug…

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  • Washington Saturday Journal
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    Washington Saturday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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  • Federal Drug Policy
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    Federal Drug Policy

    General McCaffrey talked with reporters about a two-day national anti-drug conference which begins tomorrow. The symposium will concentrate on high-intensity drug trafficking areas.…

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  • Washington Journal Saturday
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    Washington Journal: Saturday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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  • White House Daily Briefing
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Newly sworn-in Drug Office Director McCaffrey talked with reporters about his new responsibilities and his meeting tomorrow with President Clinton and Vice President Gore on drugs and violence.…

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  • Clinton Administration Drug Policy
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    Clinton Administration Drug Policy

    General McCaffrey spoke about the administration’s record on the drug issue and his efforts since he became the director of the National Office of Drug Control Policy early in 1996. He…

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  • National Drug Policy Director Confirmation
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    National Drug Policy Director Confirmation

    Committee members heard testimony from General McCaffrey concerning his agenda for addressing the nation’s drug problem. President Clinton nominated him to succeed Lee Brown who resigned…

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  • Clinton Administration Drug Policy Part 2
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    Clinton Administration Drug Policy Part 2

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from Institute for Defense Analysis officials, administration drug officials and others concerning a study on the effectiveness of U.S. anti-drug efforts…

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  • Drugs and Violence Federal Approaches
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    Drugs and Violence: Federal Approaches

    President Clinton and Vice President Gore spoke about problems facing youth, including drugs and violence. They enumerated administration initiatives such as the Brady Bill and the Safe and…

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  • USPeru Drug Trade
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    U.S.-Peru Drug Trade

    After their meeting, Mr. McCaffrey and Dr. Ko briefed reporters on joint efforts between the U.S. and Peru to both interdict and destroy drugs and to help drug addicts.

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  • Drug Control Policy
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    Drug Control Policy

    Mr. McCaffrey spoke about the complexities of the drug problem in the United States. He outlined the adminisration’s five-pronged strategy to combat the problem, including motivating young…

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  • White House Special Briefing
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    White House Special Briefing

    General McCaffrey and Secretary Pena briefed reporters on U.S. drug strategy, especially interdiction, the medicinal drug use initiatives passed in California and Arizona and preventing…

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  • Drug Control Strategy
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    Drug Control Strategy

    After meeting with President Clinton, several members of the administration’s Drug Control task forces talked to reporters about the results of the meeting. They talked about a new drug…

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  • Drug Use Trends Report
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    Drug Use Trends Report

    In his first news conference as Director of the Office of Drug Control Policy General McCaffrey briefed reporters on a recently released drug use report, criteria for evaluating drug…

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