Biography/Memoir

DEA admits ‘racial, ethnic and class prejudice’ led to drug criminalization and the agency’s own founding

DEA Museum officials talked about the origins of federal drug prohibition and explained how the agency was ultimately created in conjunction with punitive policies… during the latest edition of its… video series… Library of Congress…

…the history is being recounted by the archival arm of DEA itself, even as the agency continues to enforce criminalization in line with prohibitionist policy. DEA has taken steps to at least support research into controlled substances like cannabis and psilocybin, increasing yearly cultivation quotas to meet study demands and authorizing new marijuana growers. However, scientists and advocates say more needs to be done, and DEA remains as an access barrier. The agency has repeatedly found itself in court over drug scheduling issues and administrative policy.

Original Article (Marijuana Moment):
DEA admits ‘racial, ethnic and class prejudice’ led to drug criminalization and the agency’s own founding
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