History of America's war on drugs

Published On: Aug 12 2013 01:25:48 PM EDT

With the Justice Department changing how it prosecutes non-violent drug offenders, take a look back at the history of America's war on drugs.

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1971 -- President Richard Nixon officially declares a "war on drugs," coining the term at a press conference on drug abuse in June 1971.


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