The United States compared to other developed countries in the world have the highest alcohol and drug addiction, which is continuously growing. Thus, the use of drugs among young people aged 12 to 17 years between 1992 and 1997 increased from 6.1 to 11.4%. If in 1964 the number of drug addicts, who smoke marijuana for the first time, was 4,400 people, in 1994 it reached 74,200 people (1,600%). The number of addicts of the LCD in 1996 was estimated at 1.1 million, which is 2 times higher than in 1980. Of the 4 million pregnant women, about 500 thousand (13%) consume illicit drugs, which leads to the birth of drug addict babies.
The budget allocated for the fight against drugs is tens of billions of dollars. The U.S. has the largest and the most equipped Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA, in the world.
The US has very strict laws on drugs. For example, if a person uses a prescribed psychotropic drug as Ritalin, it’s okay, but if you give at least one pill to someone else, you can be sentenced to 20 years in prison. The fight against drugs is conducted rigidly, sometimes going beyond the law and giving the impression of arbitrariness. Not only the media, but also the UN, that such a strict policy should be more humanistic. The fight against drugs was actively conducted during the presidency of all presidents of modern times. But the surprising thing is that narcotization is a growing, drug speed increases, and the U.S. became the most narcotized country in the world.
Since its foundation, DEA has been paying much attention to the fight against the production and import of psychotropic hemp drugs. During 1970, DEA conducted three major operations to eradicate cannabis cultivation in Mexico, at the beginning of 1980 it cut off the supply of marijuana channels from Colombia, so that the drug “crack” for a time became cheaper than marijuana.
In 1982, a special department on cannabis drugs has been created in the DEA, which is engaged in the elimination of planting drugs in the country. Hemp farmers are identified by procurement of greenhouse equipment and fertilizers, seed orders from the Netherlands, increased consumption of electricity and other related factors. Plantations of cannabis on the open field are destroyed using herbicides.
On the federal level, DEA is blocking any attempt to mitigate the legal status of marijuana. The management of the Department insists on rejecting all proposals related to the legalization of “medical marijuana”. Physicians examining the hemp products and recommending them to their patients are under constant pressure from the DEA. In the mid-1990s, DEA agents defeated several main buyers’ clubs in New York and California.
The United States compared to other developed countries in the world have the highest alcohol and drug addiction, which is continuously growing. Thus, the use of drugs among young people aged 12 to 17 years between 1992 and 1997 increased from 6.1 to 11.4%.