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NCJ Number: 118768 Find in a Library
Title: Marijuana Eradication Program: Information Guide for Police Administrators and Planners
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
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Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Domestic cultivation of cannabis, although only 19 percent of the supply in the U.S., requires a strong eradication program to insure that the success in reducing foreign supplies is not offset by increased local production and to meet our obligation to the international community as a signatory of the Single Convention on Narcotics Drugs of 1961.
Abstract: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) coordinates the National Domestic Marijuana Eradication and Suppression Program by providing training, equipment, and investigative and aircraft support to State and local enforcement officers. The success of the program depends on its ability to provide solid evidence for criminal prosecution and conviction. Four critical elements in a statewide marijuana eradication program are planning, administration, security, and cooperation. Block grants are available to support this program which enjoyed success in 1985 in Hawaii and California when 2,200 Federal, State, and local law enforcement personnel joined forces in the largest initiative against marijuana in U.S. history. References.
Main Term(s): Marijuana
Index Term(s): Drug eradication programs; Drug law enforcement units; Law Enforcement Assistance Act
Note: Program Brief; prepared in conjunction with regulations implementing the State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Act of 1986
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