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Title: Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program, 1986
Corporate Author: Drug Enforcement Admin
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 41
Sponsoring Agency: Drug Enforcement Admin
Springfield, VA 22152
Sale Source: Drug Enforcement Admin
US Dept of Justice
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was established to ensure a coordinated effort by Federal, State, and local agencies.
Abstract: The DEA's role in this cooperative venture is to encourage State and local eradication efforts and to contribute funding, training, equipment, and investigative and aircraft resources to support such efforts. In 1986, all 50 States participated in the program to which $3.6 million was allocated. The program conducted 23 eradication schools and seminars in 1986 which were attended by 887 law enforcement officers, at a cost of $127,000. Support for the eradication program was listed as a priority for the DEA Aviation Unit; 281 missions totaling 730.3 flying hours complemented State and local air efforts. Eradication resulted in the destruction of 129,686,033 plants in 33,291 plots. Of this figure, over 125,012,880 plants were uncultivated, fiber-type cannabis of a low-potency variety. Eradication activities resulted in the arrest of 5,537 individuals and the seizure of 1,646 weapons. Of cultivated plants, 1,807,021 were of the high- potency, sinsemilla variety. By all measures, the 1986 eradication program was viewed as an overwhelming success. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Drug regulation
Index Term(s): Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); Drug law enforcement; Drug manufacturing; Interagency cooperation; Marijuana; Program evaluation; State-by-state analyses
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