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Drug war timeline
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Introduction of recreational opium use.
Alcohol consumption reached the pick.
The Harrison Narcotic Act of 1914
The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906
Releasing White Paper on Drug Abuse.
"Medellin Massacre."-New power of Colombia's cocaine industry formed
The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937
President Richard Nixon officially declared a "war on drugs"
Foundation of Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)
Parents' movement against marijuana
The Office of Drug Abuse Law Enforcement is founded.
The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988
President Ronald Reagan declared a “war on drug"
Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" Movement begins.
Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986
Introduction of "Vin Mariani"
Introduction of Coca-cola
Cocaine widely used as a miracle medicine
Heroin was commercially marketed by Bayer Laboratories.
The Volstead Act of 1919
Enactment of Controlled Substances Act (CSA)
Foundation of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Enactment of Fair Sentencing Act (FSA),
Clinton delivers $1.3 billion in aid to help Colombia combat drug traffickers.
Bush's war on drugs
The Unregulated drug uses period.
The Carter Years- Marijuana De-Criminalized - Treatment And Not Punishment
The Nixon Years- "War on drugs"
The War on Drugs is still being fought, but with less intensity and publicity than in its early years. Enforcement has remained the centerpiece of government drug policy
The Reagan Years- Rejuvenation of "War on Drug with special vigor.
Enactment of the first federal drug policies
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