History of America's war on drugs

POSTED: 10:25 AM PDT August 12, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT August 11, 2013 

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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White House photo

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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