Marijuana Use in America: Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary U. S. House of Representatives

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DIANE Publishing, May 1, 1996 - 191 pages
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Examines the increasing use of marijuana by youth in the U.S. Presents an opening statement by Florida Rep. Bill McCollum, chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime. Witnesses include representatives from: the National Review, the Alexandria, VA Police Dept., Drug Watch International, Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Nat. Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Nat. Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, & the International Drug Strategy Institute. Includes additional prepared statements, letters, etc. submitted for the record.
 

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