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The war on marijuana: The transformation of the war on drugs in the 1990s

Overview of attention for article published in Harm Reduction Journal, February 2006
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)

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2 news outlets
policy
4 policy sources
twitter
15 tweeters

Citations

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36 Dimensions

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66 Mendeley
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Title
The war on marijuana: The transformation of the war on drugs in the 1990s
Published in
Harm Reduction Journal, February 2006
DOI 10.1186/1477-7517-3-6
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ryan S King, Marc Mauer

Abstract

As the "war on drugs" enters the latter half of its third decade since being forged into the American lexicon by President Ronald Reagan, the public has grown more skeptical of the current strategy and has proven to be receptive to a broader consideration of alternatives to incarceration. This has been the case most notably with marijuana offenses, where the policy discussion has shifted in some localities to one of decriminalization or de-prioritizing law enforcement resources dedicated to pursuing possession offenses. Despite the increased profile surrounding marijuana policy in recent years, there remains a significant degree of misunderstanding regarding the current strategy, both in terms of how resources are being allocated and to what eventual gain.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Sweden 1 2%
Unknown 64 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 17 26%
Student > Master 12 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 9%
Researcher 5 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 5%
Other 10 15%
Unknown 13 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 26 39%
Psychology 9 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 5%
Arts and Humanities 3 5%
Other 10 15%
Unknown 12 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 41. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 December 2021.
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#745,887
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Outputs from Harm Reduction Journal
#116
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#3,834
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