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War on Drugs
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1970 Narcotics Treatment Administration is founded.
1968 Richard Nixon is elected President and the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs is founded.
1970 Congress passes the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act. Creation of "no-knock" searches and Controlled Substance Act
1971 Nixon Declares War on Drugs and the creation of the Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)
1972 The Office of Drug Abuse Law Enforcement is founded.
1973 The Drug Enforcement Administration is established.
1974 Nixon Resigns
1976 Carter campaigns on the decriminalization of marijuana.
1979 Cocaine trade becomes increasingly violent.
1982 Largest cocaine seizure ever raises U.S. awareness of Medellin cartel.
1984 Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" Movement begins.
1980 Ronald Reagan is elected President
1981 Reagan prioritizes War on Drugs
1986 Reagan signs The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986.
Late 1960s Recreational drug use rises in U.S.
Rise of the Medellin cartel.
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