Drug Use & Control – A Brief History

Clinton and Bush – Staying Tough on Drugs (1993-2009)

President Bill Clinton’s administration continued with the drug war approach, increasing the annual budget to $17 billion by 1999. Although the House of Representatives passed the Drug Dealer Liability Act in 1999 and the Protecting Our Children from Drugs Act...

/ January 2, 2017

Obama – A New Approach to U.S. Drug Policy? (2009-2017)

The administration of President Barack Obama witnessed the first change in the direction of drug policy since the administrations of Ford and Carter. Sentencing reform was influenced by the need to curtail ballooning prison populations and federal and state budgets,...

/ January 1, 2017