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Apr. 8, 1968 – President Johnson Creates Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD)

“The dramatic increase in the use of marihuana and other drugs during the latter 1960’s was a matter of high public visibility. In response, President Johnson offered Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1968. This reorganization was effective on April 8, 1968 and placed the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (of Treasury) and the Bureau of Drug Abuse Control (of FDA) in the Department of Justice and designated it the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.”