Accession Number : AD0778893

Title :   The Marihuana Dilemma: Challenge to Commanders.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : DiGrazia,John E. , Jr

Report Date : 12 JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The marihuana dilemma poses a major challenge to commanders in the US Army today. The problem was analyzed as to the characteristics of the drug; extent of usage; effects on personnel; reasons for use; identification of users; the legalization controversy; the exemption program; and options available to commanders to meet the challenge. The essay concludes that marihuana should not be legalized; drug users or former drug users should not be permitted to perform sensitive duties in nuclear weapons units; and exercise of effective leadership is the best drug prevention program. A recommendation is submitted that commanders use a three-pronged attack on the problem, including an education program; disapproval of use with concomitant enforcement; and good leadership. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *DRUG ABUSE, *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *CANNABIS, CONTROL, PSYCHOLOGY, PHARMACOLOGY, EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE