Public Health and Safety

Drug Threats in America: DEA 2020

March 2021 – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has just released their National Drug Threat Assessment of drugs in American for 2020. This unclassified publication is based in law enforcement intelligence and data from the public health sector. It provides a broad overview of the drugs (illicit and legal) in American society and their connections with substance use disorders and to criminal enterprises, both foreign and domestic. For information specific to marijuana, please refer to page 47 of the document.

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