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Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of 1914

  • By: David Keys
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914, sponsored by New York Congressman Francis B. Harrison and written in large part by Dr. Hamilton Wright, is regarded by historians and criminologists as the basis for drug policy in the United States. This legislation, ...

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