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Drug Legalization

The issue of drug legalization has always been extremely controversial. Most people agree that drug-related crime and addiction are pressing social problems; they disagree on the solutions to the problems. Some think that a continuation of the current law enforcement efforts against drugs is the answer, while others argue for legalization of some or all drugs. 

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Term


  • Drug Legalization (Subject Keywords)

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • HV5800
  • KF3890
  • RM666


Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Croft, Jennifer. Drugs and the Legalization Debate. 1998.

                    Call Number:  HV5809.5 .C76 1998

  • Gerber, Rudolph. Legalizing Marijuana. 2004.

                   Call Number:  HV5822 .M3 G47 2004

  • McMahon, George. Prescription Pot. 2003.

                   Call Number:  RM666 .C266 M326 2003

  • Schaler, Jeffrey A. (ed.). Drugs: Should We Legalize, Decriminalize, or Deregulate?  1998.

                Call Number:  HV5825 .D88 1998

Reference Materials

  • Drug Abuse: Opposing Viewpoints.

                      Call Number:  SPEECHRF  HV5801 .D7236 2005

o   Pgs. 165-177

  • Drug Legalization

                      Call Number:  SPEECHRF HN59.2 .C8 Dru 2000

  • Illegal Drugs: America’s Anguish.

                      Call Number:  SPEECHRF HV5825 .I42 2003

o   Pgs. 133-139

  • Legalizing Drugs.

                     Call Number:  SPEECHRF HN59.2 .A6 Leg 2001

  • War on Drugs: Opposing Viewpoints.

                        Call Number:  SPEECHRF HV5825 .W381285 2004

o   Pgs. 143-207


Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Issues and Controversies
  • Newsbank
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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Valencia College East Campus Library

Last Revised on November 10, 2005

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