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PROS AND CONS OF DRUG LEGALIZATION,
DECRIMINALIZATION, AND HARM REDUCTION

HEARING

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

NCV 14.2.000

BEFORE THE

TRANSFER
SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE,
DRUG POLICY, AND HUMAN RESOURCES

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
GOVERNMENT REFORM

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ONE HUNDRED SIXTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

JUNE 16, 1999

Serial No. 106-99

Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Reform

Available via the World Wide Web: http://www.gpo.gov/congress/house

http://www.house.gov/reform

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 2000

63-346 CC

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM

DAN BURTON, Indiana, Chairman BENJAMIN A. GILMAN, New York

HENRY A. WAXMAN, California CONSTANCE A. MORELLA, Maryland TOM LANTOS, California CHRISTOPHER SHAYS, Connecticut

ROBERT E. WISE, JR., West Virginia ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, Florida

MAJOR R. OWENS, New York JOHN M. MCHUGH, New York

EDOLPHUS TOWNS, New York STEPHEN HORN, California

PAUL E. KANJORSKI, Pennsylvania JOHN L. MICA, Florida

PATSY T. MINK, Hawaii THOMAS M. DAVIS, Virginia

CAROLYN B. MALONEY, New York DAVID M. MCINTOSH, Indiana

ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON, Washington, MARK E. SOUDER, Indiana

DC JOE SCARBOROUGH, Florida

CHAKA FATTAH, Pennsylvania STEVEN C. LATOURETTE, Ohio

ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS, Maryland MARSHALL “MARK” SANFORD, South DENNIS J. KUCINICH, Ohio Carolina

ROD R. BLAGOJEVICH, Ilinois BOB BARR, Georgia

DANNY K. DAVIS, Illinois DAN MILLER, Florida

JOHN F. TIERNEY, Massachusetts ASA HUTCHINSON, Arkansas

JIM TURNER, Texas LEE TERRY, Nebraska

THOMAS H. ALLEN, Maine JUDY BIGGERT, Ilinois

HAROLD E. FORD, JR., Tennessee
GREG WALDEN, Oregon

JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY, Mlinois
DOUG OSE, California
PAUL RYAN, Wisconsin

BERNARD SANDERS, Vermont
JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, California

(Independent) HELEN CHENOWETH, Idaho

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KEVIN BINGER, Staff Director

DANIEL R. MOLL, Deputy Staff Director
DAVID A. Kass, Deputy Counsel and Parliamentarian

CARLA J. MARTIN, Chief Clerk
PHIL SCHILIRO, Minority Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE, DRUG POLICY, AND HUMAN RESOURCES

JOHN L. MICA, Florida, Chairman BOB BARR, Georgia

PATSY T. MINK, Hawaii BENJAMIN A. GILMAN, New York

EDOLPHUS TOWNS, New York CHRISTOPHER SHAYS, Connecticut

ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS, Maryland ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, Florida

DENNIS J. KUCINICH, Ohio MARK E. SOUDER, Indiana

ROD R. BLAGOJEVICH, Mlinois STEVEN C. LATOURETTE, Ohio

JOHN F. TIERNEY, Massachusetts ASA HUTCHINSON, Arkansas

JIM TURNER, Texas DOUG OSE, California

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DAN BURTON, Indiana

HENRY A. WAXMAN, California
ROBERT B. CHARLES, Staff Director and Chief Counsel

SEAN LITTLEFIELD, Professional Staff Member
GILBERT MACKLIN, Professional Staff Member

AMY DAVENPORT, Clerk
CHERRI BRANSON, Minority Counsel

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Hearing held on June 16, 1999

Statement of:

Leshner, Alan, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse; and Donnie

Marshall, Deputy Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration

McCaffrey, General Barry R., Director, Office of National Drug Control

Policy

McDonough, James, director, Office of Drug Control Policy, State of Flor-

ida; Scott Ehlers, senior policy analyst, Drug Policy Foundation; Robert
L. Maginnis, senior director, Family Research Council; David Boaz,

executive vice president, Cato Institute; and Ira Glasser, executive

director, American Civil Liberties Union

Letters, statements, et cetera, submitted for the record by:

Boaz, David, executive vice president, Cato Institute, prepared statement

of

Ehlers, Scott, senior policy analyst, Drug Policy Foundation, prepared

statement of

Gilman, Hon. Benjamin A., a Representative in Congress from the State

of New York, Tom Constantine's paper

Glasser, Ira, executive director, American Civil Liberties Union:

Article dated December 29, 1997

Prepared statement of .....

Report entitled, “Narrow Pathways to Prison: The Selective Incarcer-

ation of Repeat Drug Offenders in New York State"

Kucinich, Hon. Dennis J., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Ohio, prepared statement of Kevin Sabbitt
Leshner, Alan, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, prepared

statement of
Maginnis, Robert L., senior director, Family Research Council, prepared

statement of ......
Marshall, Donnie, Deputy Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administra-

tion, prepared statement of
McCaffrey, General Barry R., Director, Office of National Drug Control

Policy, prepared statement of
McDonough, James, director, Office of Drug Control Policy, State of Flor-

ida, prepared statement of

Mica, Hon. John L., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Florida:

Article entitled, “High on a Lie"

Information concerning crack smokers directions

Letter dated April 15, 1997 .......

Towns, Hon. Edolphus, a Representative in Congress from the State
of New York, prepared statement of

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