Monday, February 16, 2009

Excellent Article: The History of the War on Drugs


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A post on Daily Kos the other night alerted me to a fascinating, brief history of the federal government's long war on opium.

The Opium Exclusion Act of 1909

It's well worth reading if you have an interest in the issues surrounding appropriate pain management.

You might be surprised, as I was, to learn that the first laws were not a response to violence or safety concerns, though they have certainly helped bring these concerns into existence with time.

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