Vietnam War and Drugs

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Marijuana, Amphetamines, Opium and Heroin were a serious problem from 1968 onward during the Vietnam War. In 1968 50 percent of American service men used drugs, after Tet Offensive drugs rose dramatically. By 1970 that number had jump to 65 percent. Drugs were cheap and very available. They were a way for the soldiers to ˜escape' from the pure anxiety and stress of combat while filling the bored time.

Marijuana was the combat choice. When bought a joint would cost 5 cents, and a carton of pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes would cost ... Continue Reading