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Global Issues Guide: Drug Legalization

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Library Materials


  • How to stop the Drug Wars from the Economist, March 5, 2009, a respected British news magazine
  • Legality of Cannabis from Wikipedia.  This article cannot be edited.
  • Marijuana  MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine describes marijuana used for medical purposes and provides links to other sources.

Try These Search Terms

Drug legalization

Illlicit drugs



Medical Marijuana

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