The Drug Solution

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1990 - Law - 362 pages
This provocative volume makes a valuable contribution to debates on drug legislation. It is the only book that analyses and assesses all regulatory alternatives to drug prohibition. The author brings together research from the scientific, medical, ethical and legal fields to criticize drug laws and enforcement policies of many countries, including the U.S. and Canada.
 

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Contents

A Policy Primer on Drug Control
1
The Politics of Drugs
22
Notes
31
Drug Control and Principles of Justice
45
Private Intervention
58
Limits to State Intervention
64
in A Comparative Survey of Drug Reform Proposals
83
Foes of John Stuart Mill
91
Intentional Torts
197
Strict Liability
219
Notes
225
Drug Rationing
231
Rationing Drug Production and Importation
237
Retail Rationing of Drugs
251
Rationing and Public Choice
268
Uniform Tax Controls and Price Disincentives
277

Taking Human Rights Seriously
101
Uniform Criminal Law Controls
117
The Social Benefits of Uniform Prohibition
125
The Costs of Criminal Prohibition
132
Crime and Public Choice
142
Uniform Mandatory Medical Prescriptions
151
Police Power Prohibition and Physicians
159
Public Choice and Mandatory Prescription
171
Notes
177
Private Law Deterrence and Compensation
191
Determining Drug Tax Rates
285
Drug Tax Revenue
300
Criticisms of Tax Controls
307
TaxPrice Controls and Public Choice
315
Drug Reform Prospects and Strategies
323
Drug Reform Methods
329
Conclusion
347
Index
357
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