Cannabis Policy Reform in the United States

by Doug McVay

Table 1. Selected Commissions and Reports Favoring Reform of Cannabis Laws


Advisory Committee on Drug Dependence, Cannabis. London, England: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1969. http://www.drugtext.org/library/reports/wootton/Default.htm

Canadian Government Commission of Inquiry, The Non-Medical Use of Drugs. Ottawa, Canada: Information Canada, 1970. http://www.drugtext.org/library/reports/ledain/nonmed.htm

The National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse, Marihuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding, (Nixon-Shafer Report), Washington, DC: USGPO, 1972. http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/Library/studies/nc/ncmenu.htm

Werkgroep Verdovende Middelen, Background and Risks of Drug Use. The Hague, The Netherlands: Staatsuigeverij, 1972. See de Kort, Marcel, "The Dutch Cannabis Debate, 1968–1976." The Journal of Drug Issues. 1994; 24(3): pp. 417–427. http://www.drugpolicy.org/library/dekort2.cfm

Senate Standing Committee on Social Welfare, Drug Problems in Australia-An Intoxicated Society (Canberra, Australia: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1977); See summary contained in Legislative Options For Cannabis In Australia,Monograph Series. No. 26. http://www.hemp.on.net/final_folder/the_evidence/government_reports/legoptx.html

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, "The classification of cannabis under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971" (London, England, UK: Home Office, March 2002)
http://www.drugs.gov.uk/ReportsandPublications/Communities/1034155489/
Classific_Cannabis_MisuseDrugsAct1971.pdf
;

House of Commons Home Affairs Committee Third Report, "The Government's Drugs Policy: Is It Working?" (London, England, UK: Parliament, May 9, 2002)
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200102/cmselect/cmhaff/318/31802.htm

"Cannabis: Our Position for a Canadian Public Policy," report of the Canadian Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs. Ottawa, Canada: Senate of Canada, September 2002.
http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/Committee_SenRep.asp?
Language=E&Parl=37&Ses=1&comm_id=85

For additional information see:

A Brief Chronology of Independent Drug Policy Reports (Common Sense for Drug Policy)
http://www.csdp.org/edcs/page7.htm

Government & Private Commissions Supporting Marijuana Law Reform (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3382

 

 
 
 
  
 
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