ERIC Number: ED026662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Narcotic Drug and Marihuana Controls.
Miller, Donald E.
As a background paper for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Drug Education Conference held in November, 1966, this paper focuses first on narcotic control in general, and second, on the reasons for insisting on marijuana control. Brief descriptions are given of the currently existing narcotics acts at federal and state levels. The author discusses psychological habituation to marijuana, as opposed to physical addiction. Marijuana's chemical properties are analyzed, and its psychological and physiological effects described. In speaking against lax treatment of marijuana, the author points to the low grade of the drug currently available due to strict policing, and contrasts effects of the mild drug with that of the more concentrated forms available where the drug is legal. He also discusses the relationship of marijuana to insanity, crime, and hard-drug addiction. (BP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Food and Drug Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Detroit, MI.
Note: Paper presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Drug Education Conference, Washington, D.C., November 7-8, 1966.