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Revised Code of Washington - Title 10
http://www.leg.wa.gov/rcw/index.cfm?fuseaction=tit
Source: Washington State Legislature

Link to RCW Title 10 regarding Criminal Procedure in Washington.
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The History of the Non-Medical Use of Drugs in the United States
http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/History/whiteb
Source: DRCNet (Drug Reform Coordination Network)

The text of a speech by Charles Whitebread, Professor of Law, USC Law School, on the history of the non-medical use of drugs and the history of drug regulation laws in the United States since 1914. The site also includes links to related documents, such as the Hearings of the Marijuana Tax Act.
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Effectiveness of the War on Drugs
http://www.drugpolicy.org/library/factsheets/effec
Source: Drug Policy Alliance

This fact-sheet argues that the War on Drugs is not effective. It includes information on public costs of the War on Drugs, the effect of Drug War on American youth, and the effectiveness of drug prevention programs such as D.A.R.E.
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Background- The War on Drugs and Drug Prohibition
http://civilliberty.about.com/od/warondrugs/a/WODB
Source: About.com

This website provides information on the history of the War on Drugs and the pros and cons of drug prohibition.
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A Society of Suspects: The War on Drugs and Civil Liberties
http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-180es.html
Source: Cato Institute

This "policy analysis" by Steven Wisotsky presents an argument that the War on Drugs is a war on the Bill of Rights. He argues that techniques used to fight the war on drugs infringe on rights of privacy, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to be free from excessive punishment.
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