It was in 1971 that President Nixon declared drugs to be America’s “public enemy number one.” After more than four decades, we want to know, did the war on drugs work?
Drug War Statistics
“Amount spent annually in the U.S. on the war on drugs: More than $51,000,000,000”
The Price and Purity of Illicit Drugs: 1981 Through the Second Quarter of 2003
“This report extends, improves, and augments previous estimates of trends in the price and purity of five major illicit drugs-powder cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, d-methamphetamine, and marijuana-using data from the 1981-2003 Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) System to Retrieve Information from Drug Evidence (STRIDE) database.”
Prisoners in 2011
“During 2011, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities declined by 0.9%, from 1,613,803 to 1,598,780.”
The Life Of An Eight Ball Of Cocaine
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