An American Journey: Drugs and Punishment - Are America's Drug Policies Fair?

Genres - Culture & Society, History  |   Sub-Genres - Illnesses & Disabilities, Social History, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 53 min.  |  
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In American Journey: Drugs and Punishment - Are America's Drug Policies Fair?, host Charles Wheeler questions American attitudes toward substance abuse. The proliferation of pot smoking in the '60s escalated to the use of riskier drugs in later decades. The Reagan administration introduced tough new drug laws and Wheeler takes note of their effectiveness. William Bennett, drug czar under Reagan, appears and provides his opinions on strict laws that some criticize as being unfair.

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drugs, policy, punishment, war-on-drugs