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Policy Options for the Future

  • James P. Gray


This chapter explores 10 policy options for future drug laws in the United States, from my perspective as a judge with 22 years on the California State bench and my previous service as a federal prosecutor and Naval Judge Advocate General officer. These options are 1. increased zero tolerance, 2. ending drug prohibition, 3. drug treatment, 4. drug rehabilitation programs, 5. drug maintenance programs, 6. needle exchange programs, 7. overdose prevention programs, 8. de-profitization of drugs, 9. education, and 10. federalization.


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  • James P. Gray
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  1. 1.Superior Court of CaliforniaSanta AnaUSA

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