skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 65275 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: SELECT COMMITTEE ON NARCOTICS ABUSE AND CONTROL, 96TH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION - ANNUAL REPORT, 1979
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Select Cmtte on Narcotics Abuse and Control
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 147
Sponsoring Agency: US Congress
Washington, DC 20510
Publication Number: SCNAC-96-1-10; UNION CALENDAR NO 381
Type: Legislative/Regulatory Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: IN 1979 THE COMMITTEE FOCUSED ON TREATMENT AND PREVENTION ISSUES, INCLUDING HEALTH EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA, ADDICTION BY WOMEN TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
Abstract: THE ANNUAL REPORT DESCRIBES THE JURISDICTION, AUTHORITY, AND PERSONNEL OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON NARCOTICS ABUSE AND CONTROL. SUMMARIES OF ALL HEARINGS AND SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS ARE PRESENTED. INQUIRIES INTO DRUG ABUSE CONTROVERSIES INCLUDED AN EXAMINATION OF THE RESEARCH DATA ON THE EFFECTS OF PARAQUAT-SPRAYED MARIJUANA AND THE DAMAGE CAUSED BE SMOKING COCAINE. THE COMMITTEE DEVOTED CONSIDERABLE ATTENTION TO THE ILLEGAL SALE AND OVERPRESCRIPTION OF LEGAL DRUGS. HEARINGS ON DRUG PARAPHERNALIA ILLUSTRATED THE IMPACT ON YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE UNRESTRICTED SALES AND ADVERTISING OF THESE ITEMS. CONCERN WAS EXPRESSED OVER THE FEDERAL EMPHASIS ON ENFORCEMENT AND DECREASE IN FUNDS FOR EDUCATION AND PREVENTION. IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE GREATER PARTICIPATION IN THE UNITED NATIONS FUND FOR DRUG ABUSE CONTROL, CONGRESS WAS PERSUADED TO TIE THE U.S. CONTRIBUTION TO EFFORTS OF OTHER NATIONS. THE COMMITTEE CONCURRED WITH A GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE (GAO) REPORT THAT DRUG PROBLEMS PERSIST DESPITE U.S. EFFORTS BECAUSE OF THE ENORMOUS PROFITS INVOLVED, THE EASE WITH WHICH DRUGS ENTER THE U.S., AND THE LACK OF A COORDINATED FEDERAL DRUG STRATEGY. SINCE THE ABOLITION OF THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF DRUG ABUSE POLICY, THE COMMITTEE HAS URGED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CENTRAL ORGANIZATION TO FORMULATE DRUG POLICY AND BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR ITS EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION. THE COMMITTEE ALSO ESTABLISHED SEVERAL TASK FORCES WITH THE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR SPECIFIC PROBLEM AREAS. SPEECHES MADE BY COMMITTEE MEMBERS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS AND SEMINARS ARE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT. ALSO COVERED ARE COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES IN THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA AND A STAFF STUDY ON U.S. BUREAU OF PRISONS UTILIZATION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND OTHER DRUGS. COMMITTEE PUBLICATIONS AND NEWS RELEASES ARE LISTED. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN THE GAO REPORT ON THE DRUG TRADE, ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF FEDERAL AGENCIES IN THE FIELD OF DRUG ABUSE, AND AN EDITORIAL FROM THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION'S DIRECTOR. (MJM)
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Drug abuse; Drug effects; Drug law enforcement; Drug prevention programs; Drug sources; Illegal dispensing of licit drugs; Marijuana
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=65275

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.