Drugs, money, and the new Vietnam

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2001-01-01
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Boliver, Gail
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This study examines the current public policy on illicit drug laws. The research briefly reviews the history of drug laws, illicit drug toxicology and current drug policy strategies. The study concludes that the current policy has failed. The study reviews the financial aspects of the illicit drug trade- money-laundering and its corrosive effects upon public and private components of society. The study notes the discussion of the implications of drug trade revenues and profits have been nearly nonexistent. The research concludes that the corrosive effects of illegal profits are more lethal to world governments than most other issues. In conclusion, the study briefly notes Western European approaches to drug policy. A four-step process is recommended to reexamine and reevaluate public policy in a globalizing world.

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