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LAW632 Drugs, Courts and Society

Course Description

Drugs, including alcohol, prescription drugs, and controlled substances, are pervasive in our society. This course discusses drug use in our society and how our courts respond, especially Drug courts. The course will examine the legal status of the medicinal use of marijuana, including California’s Compassionate Use Law of 1996. The efficacy of Proposition 36 and The Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 are emphasized, along with the movement toward drug rehabilitation over incarceration.