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  • Discussion on Drug Sentencing Laws
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    Sentencing Drug Offenders

    Steven Cook and John Walter discussed drug sentencing laws. “Sentencing Drug Offenders” was part of the day-long event, “Race and Justice in America: An Atlantic Summit,” held in the Lincoln Theatre in…

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  • Teen Depression and Marijuana Use
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    Teen Depression and Marijuana Use

    John Walters and others spoke to reporters about a report indicating a link between teen marijuana use, depression, and serious mental illness. The White House report was titled, Teen Marijuana Use…

    647 views
  • Controlling Narcotics in Afghanistan
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    Controlling Narcotics in Afghanistan

    State Department officials announced the release of a comprehensive new U.S. government implementation plan to control narcotics production in Afghanistan. They noted that more than 90 percent of…

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  • UN 2006 World Drug Report
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    U.N. 2006 World Drug Report

    “The UN 2006 World Drug Report” was released, marking the annual International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking. The report presented trends in the production, trafficking and use of…

    54 views
  • Synthetic Drug Control Strategy
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    Synthetic Drug Control Strategy

    The Officials released the first Synthetic Drug Control Strategy, which provides a comprehensive plan for reducing the use and manufacture of methamphetamine and the abuse of…

    211 views
  • US Drug Policy
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    U.S. Drug Policy

    Mr. Walters provided an update on U.S. drug policy. He spoke about the success and failures of various drug addiction prevention programs. The guest responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. A…

    71 views
  • Drug Control Policy
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    Drug Control Policy

    Mr. Walters talked about U.S. drug policy, the fiscal year 2006 budget request for drug control programs, and the success rates of drug prevention programs. He also responded to viewer…

    37 views
  • Drug Control Programs
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    Drug Control Programs

    Witnesses testified about funding requests for federal drug control programs. Among the issues they addressed were law enforcement efforts to reduce drug use and trafficking, drug…

    36 views
  • Prescription Drug Safety
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    Prescription Drug Safety

    Mr. Walters and others talked about efforts to prevent improper use of prescription drugs. Among the issues they addressed were levels of prescription drug addiction, drug sales on the…

    30 views
  • Drug Policy
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    Drug Policy

    Following a meeting with President Bush, Secretary Thompson and Mr. Walters spoke to reporters about a study indicating a decrease in teenage drug use. They also answered questions from the…

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  • Drug Control Policy
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    Drug Control Policy

    Director Walters criticized the legalization of marijuana, detailing its dangers. He also talked about other drug control policy issues and responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and…

    27 views
  • Transnational Crime and Terrorism
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    Transnational Crime and Terrorism

    Mr. Walters talked about the connections between global drug trafficking and international terrorism. He also spoke about interdiction programs, problem areas around the globe, and the…

    178 views
  • International Drug Trafficking
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    International Drug Trafficking

    The officials talked about efforts to crack down on international drug trafficking. They discussed the results of a recent operation, Operation Trifecta, launched against a Mexican drug…

    95 views
  • AntiDrug Initiatives
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    Anti-Drug Initiatives

    Attorney General Ashcroft and other officials briefed reporters on initiatives to enforce laws against drug paraphernalia. These initiatives would target sales in homes and over the…

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  • National Drug Control Strategy
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    National Drug Control Strategy

    Mr. Walters spoke about the Bush administration’s approach to drug control policy. Among the topics he addressed were community-based programs, treatment and prevention efforts, aid to…

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  • Drug Treatment Intitative
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    Drug Treatment Intitative

    The officials talked about plans to expand access to drug treatment programs. Following prepared remarks, they responded to questions from reporters.

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  • Teenage Drug Use
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    Teenage Drug Use

    Officials spoke to reporters about a report on teenage drug use. The report found overall decreases in the amount of drug use, public information campaigns, and future programs to reduce…

    43 views
  • Drug Ballot Initiatives
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    Drug Ballot Initiatives

    Mr. Walters spoke about various drug legalization initiatives around the country, the dangers of drug use, and the future of drug policy in the U.S. He also responded to viewer comments and…

    16 views
  • Drug Control Policy
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    Drug Control Policy

    President Bush outlined his new strategy for drug control policy.

    72 views
  • Drug Policy Announcement
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    Drug Policy Announcement

    Backed by students, President Bush announced the extension of a program to provide federal support to community-based drug control programs.

    60 views
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