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Reason Why Teens Use Drugs - The reasons why teenagers use drugs. Drug use is the increasing problem among teenagers in today's High schools. Ever since the drug war of 1900, drugs have been a major problem in todays society. Use of drugs such as opium, morphine, and their derivatives were quite commonplace in nineteenth century America. While most students of contemporary high school drug education programs know about the use of coca leaves in early Coca-Cola and the opium trade with China, the matter of drug addiction at the turn of the century is much more extensive than usually acknowledged....   [tags: Drugs, Social Issues, Legal Issues] 325 words
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Losing Battle Against Drugs - Losing Battle Against Drugs The article, Losing Battle Against Drugs, is true. I agree with the article that the regulation of drugs into America is impossible to manage. You can spend millions and billions of dollars to decrease the drug trafficking but drugs are going to find another way into the country. For most people that are into drugs such as selling them I can see why they would want too. It’s obvious that it is against the law but if you can get away with it, you would have a lot of money in your pocket....   [tags: Papers] 346 words
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Against drugs - Drugs should not be legalized because there would be an increase in drug abuse due to its availability. Legalized drugs would become cheaper and more appealing to people who previously had not tried drugs. Addicts who tend to stop, not by choice, would not stop because drugs would be more accessible if legalized. The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good news is that the United States had 286 million dollars and 81,762 drug seizures due to drugs alone, but the bad news is that the number of prisoners has reached 70 percent which will cost the taxpayers 30 million dollars a year to put them in jail annually....   [tags: essays research papers] 375 words
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Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll – The Decline of America - The United States emerged from World War II as a technological, economic and military superpower with a dominant voice on the world stage. What happened. Arguably, most would say that the United States still holds these positions in the world, but the news media and academic alarm is that the country is slipping in to an abyss and will loose its dominance. If you believe some comments in the media concerning the changes in the United States, our troubles are due to prevalence of drugs, unfettered sex (and its variations), and even music – specifically, Rock and Roll....   [tags: U.S. Politics, argumentative, persuasive]
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War On Drugs - Have you ever heard the expression “War on drugs”?. That was first used in 1972 when Richard Nixon described a series of govern-mental programs intended to suppress the consumption of certain recreational drugs. Marijuana was one of them. However the first attack on Marijuana occurred not in 1972 but in1937 when the Marijuana TaxAct was passed. According to Legalizationofmarijuna.com Harry Anslinger (bureau of narcotics commissioner) testified in hearings on The subject that the hemp plant needed to be banned because it had a violent “effect on the degenerate races.” This referred specifically to Mexican immigrants who had entered the country, seeking jobs during The Great Depression....   [tags: essays research papers] 433 words
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The War On Drugs in the USA - The War On Drugs in the USA One of the most explosive issues in the current American political climate is illegal drug use. Drug abuse is intimately connected to problems like crime, economic discrimination, and race relations, and is a topic of great controversy for many Americans....   [tags: Papers] 458 words
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Drugs and Decay - Drugs and Decay Drugs and decay; Iran; Iran's losing fight against drugs. (International)(Brief Article) Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2001 Economist Newspaper Ltd. TABOO subjects, Muhammad Khatami has insisted, should be talked about. Before he was elected president in 1997, most Iranians were unaware of their high level of drug addiction. But now, thanks to press reports and unexpectedly lively debate, everyone knows that the country has about 2m opium and heroin addicts, and that the effects are tugging at the social fabric....   [tags: essays papers] 523 words
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Marijuana and the War on Drugs - Marijuana and the War on Drugs I have often wondered why the "War on Drugs" has not been very effective, in fact, it really has done nothing. Take for example marijuana. It is banned in any form of growth and use everywhere in the United States. Yet, this drug gets just as much use as alcohol. I probably know just about as many "potheads" as I do alcoholics, yet the persistence of the government to waste countless billions of dollars to try and wipe out the use of this drug is pathetic. Take for example a part of our history....   [tags: Papers] 524 words
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The War on Drugs and Criminal Procedure - The criminal procedure has many aspects that can protect people’s rights from illegal practices of the law. Just to name a few of the aspects of the criminal procedures; the fourth amendment states that a citizen is secure in their home and property from unreasonable search and seizure. Another aspect and the aspect that I will be talking about in this paper is the exclusionary rule. The exclusionary rule bans introduction of “good” evidence obtained by “bad” law enforcement. This basically means that evidence that could be used that would otherwise determine that the defendant was/is guilty is inadmissible due to bad police conduct....   [tags: exlcusionary, rule, evidence, enforcement]
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Debate On Drugs - The debate over drugs continues to disturb the American public. Many Americans take at face value the assumptions that drugs cause addiction, which leads to crime, and that addiction is an illness. Yet abundant evidence exits to support the view that legalizing illegal drugs can help solve the drug problem in America. Hi, my name is Evan Dana. Today I am going to discuss why legalizing illegal drugs can help this appalling problem that we face today in U.S. society. Let's begin by accepting a fact: drugs are everywhere in America....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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war on drugs - A News Analysis By Terence T. Gorski (5-28-01) Tom Cohen of the Associated Press reported on May 28, 2001 that Canada's drug control policy is slowly but clearly shifting toward decriminalizing marijuana. This Canadian political movement is in opposition to current trends in US drug law and could influence future direction of drug policy in the United States toward a public health addiction policy that focuses upon prevention and treatment and away from a criminal justice drug policy that focuses upon punishment as a deterrent....   [tags: essays research papers] 551 words
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The War On Drugs - The “War on Drugs” is the name given to the battle of prohibition that the United States has been fighting for over forty years. And it has been America’s longest war. The “war” was officially declared by President Richard Nixon in the 1970’s due to the abuse of illegitimate drugs. Nixon claimed it as “public enemy number one” and enacted laws to fight the importation of narcotics. The United States’ War on Drugs began in response to cocaine trafficking in the late 1980’s. As the war continues to go on, winning it hardly seems feasible....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive] 581 words
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Government Spending: What Can Be Done? - ... The legalization of drugs would bring about new jobs for the growing, selling, distribution, and quality control of drugs, which also would decrease the drug trafficking and decrease in death by accidental overdosing. Ending the war on drugs alone would save the United States fifty billion dollars a year. As George Santayana once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Those who oppose me believe the War on Terror has been well worth the investment. I stand on the other side and believe that the war has not been very effective....   [tags: welfare, war, drugs, violence, terror]
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War on Drugs is a Domestic Problem - WAR ON DRUGS IS A DOMESTIC PROBLEM The new policy that the government has unfolded on the War on Drugs, has pointed the finger of responsibility toward stopping terrorism by stopping the individual drug users. Terrorism affects the entire world, and the United States has assumed a position at the spearhead to confront it. There is no way to actually stop terrorism, but one way to financially divert the problem is to stop the money from flowing to the organizations. The War on Drugs has been taken to a new level since the attack on the United States in September....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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War on Drugs Speech - WAR ON DRUGS SPEECH The following speech is to be presented to the youth of America currently enrolled as High School Students. The topic of the War on Drugs directly coincides with the War on Terrorism. In order to stop terrorism, the funding through drugs must be stopped. The presenter will be using first person speech to make for a more personable presentation. On September 11th the United States became the victim of terrorism on our own shores. Many of you here are very aware of the Al Queda by now, and the name of Osama bin Laden has become a household term....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Criterion for Keeping Drugs Illegal - Everyone has tried drugs at least once in their life, but not everyone gets addicted to that. In fact most people just use it occasionally. The most important issue is what can be categorized as drug, in terms of being harmful to human body. Alcohol and cigarettes can be considered drug because both are addictive and have negative effects on the body system. So, we are talking about legal and illegal drugs. The first question that comes to the mind is what criterion of a drug makes it illegal....   [tags: war on drugs, drug commerce and market] 637 words
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Is the War on Drugs Being at All Effective - Having spent over $400 billion over the course of the American drug prohibition, it’s sensible to ask the question, “Are we making any progress?” Shockingly, the answer from experts on both sides of the issue seems to be the same; a resounding “no”. It is clear at this point that the War on Drugs has ultimately failed, however the consequences of pursuing the issue have left North America in a disastrous state, with many economic as well as social issues. With people spending approximately three times as much money buying drugs as the government spends fighting against them, how can this war possibly be won when the government has to spend so much money combating in opposition to it....   [tags: American drug prohbition] 647 words
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It's Time to Make Drugs Legal for Personal Use - It's Time to Make Drugs Legal for Personal Use Drugs are such a controversy and people have such strong opinions about whether they should be legal or illegal. I don’t have a strong opinion on this topic; I’m easily swayed. For the most part though, I think that they should be legalized because people do it anyways and if they were legal the government could regulate their use and sale more, the government should be receiving the profits of the drug business rather than dealers, marijuana has most of the same effects as cigarettes, and it’s been proven over and over how prohibition doesn’t seem to work....   [tags: Legalization Drugs] 659 words
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Crime, Minorities and Drugs in the City of Baltimore - ... When it comes to theoretical perspectives, I believe that this story about Baltimore should be analyzed from a conflict theorist’s point of view. The crime rate between the poverty-stricken and the unable are much more likely to be arrested and imprisoned for serious crimes such as murder and defilement, than the more rich and powerful will be. The crime rate is so immense among the poor because of a shortage of opportunities to advance their living conditions and economical status. The poor people lack schooling, skills and firm support systems that are needed for people to become productive and respected affiliates of society....   [tags: dangerous cities, crime rates] 667 words
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War on Drugs Should Focus on Traffickers - WAR ON DRUGS SHOULD FOCUS ON TRAFFICKERS The War on Drugs is a never-ending struggle that appears to have no end. The problem with fighting the supply and demand sides of the war is that the suppliers often do not appear to play by the same rules of engagement. In order for the United States to successfully battle the War on Drugs, the focus should be centered on activities within American borders. When the United States declared the War on Drugs, there was an assumption that other nations wanted to fight the war along side....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Age of Anxiety Versus Contemporary Humanity - ... Max and quick production was the new way. We will base our demonstration in many diverse examples to show how both periods are interrelated. The Age of Anxiety is a time period from 1914-1950. This era was filled with uncertainty, World Wars, and change in how human perceived the world. The present time period can be known as the contemporary Humanities (from 1970 to present) but for some scholars it can be defined as the cold war1950 to 1991. Another word it is not rigid temp period. The contemporary age appears to have better human condition than the Age of Anxiety when you think about what each age has to offer....   [tags: war, technology, drugs] 690 words
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Criminalization of Certain Drugs Perpetuates Crime Instead of Deterring It - “[The war on drugs] has created a multibillion-dollar black market, enriched organized crime groups and promoted the corruption of government officials throughout the world,” noted Eric Schlosser in his essay, “A People’s Democratic Platform”, in which he presents a case for decriminalizing controlled substances. Schlosser identifies a few of the crippling side-effects of the current drug policy put in place by the Richard Nixon administration in the 1970s to prohibit drug use and the violence and destruction that ensue from it....   [tags: war on drugs, multibillion dollar business] 697 words
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Isaac Campos' Book, Home Grown, about Mexico's Use of Marijuana - ... Were the stereotypical effects really caused by the use of marijuana. Why were the stereotypes believed so easily. Why did the media not investigate into the stereotypes. How and where did the opinion of marijuana alter between the drug’s introduction and the prohibition of the substance. In order to make his argument convincing, Campos answered these questions by using both primary and secondary sources. The different types of sources he used included newspapers from past eras, medical books, crime logs, and other sources of archival information which illustrated marijuana’s multiple uses from colonial Mexico through the 1900s....   [tags: war on drugs, stereotypes, violence]
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Why Drugs Should be Made Legal - Why Drugs Should be Made Legal During the 1920's, laws prohibiting alcohol sales and consumption did very little to stop people form getting their hands on a bottle of rum. Instead, the streets became the battlegrounds for organized criminals. Innocent people were being killed and public officials corrupted. Prohibition was a mistake and hopefully we are wise enough as a society not to try to repeat the same mistake. However, we are making the same mistake by trying to fight the war on drugs....   [tags: Papers] 707 words
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Why Drugs Should Be Legal - America is wasting it’s money and resources. It’s trying restrict something on which restrictions don’t have any effects: drugs. People who don’t use recreational drugs don’t do so because of the health risks; people who do use drugs would whether or not they are legal. The fact that they are illegal makes little difference. Nevertheless, $15,000,000,000 goes directly into drug prohibition every year, and has very little effect. Very much money is spent to pay police narcotics officers, fund the D.E.A., and house drug-offenders in prison....   [tags: essays research papers] 753 words
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Legalizing Drugs to Help Society - In 1982, Ronald Reagan declared the “War on Drugs”, with a ------ dollar budget to enforce these new laws. Forty years later, that budget is at ----- billion dollars, and the addiction rate remains the same. In order to regain control over the criminal acts and money problems associated with drug prohibition, the government needs to legalize all drugs in order to control the manufacture, distribution, and recipients of all drugs. Drugs are never going to go away. The economic demand for drugs is inelastic, meaning that its consumers do not care about the price as long as they get their fix....   [tags: addiction, money, distribution, manufacture] 759 words
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Ameican live today with drugs - There are few problems as persistent in American life today as drugs. Despite the solutions put forth by our countries leaders by seizing ships and imposing hasher jail sentences. The government policies have failed to reduce drug abuse and crimes resulting form the use of drugs. The amount of money budgeted to combat the illegal drug problems in our society have increased greatly to the point where jails are filled or overflowing with drug related criminals. In 1988, the nations anti-drug crusade under President Ronald Reagan cost $4.8 billion a year; by 1995 the anti-drug budget had almost quadrupled, to $13.2 billion, under President Bill Clinton....   [tags: essays research papers] 759 words
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Legalizing Drugs to Win the War on Drugs - The validation of medicine has been an issue in politics for a long time. Many people think that the validation of drugs will give the government more control and there will be less crime on the streets. Another issue is that the government will be able to profit money off the drugs and be able to control prices and what age you will have to be to be able to buy the drug. On the issue of less crime on the streets I think that with the government controlling drugs there will be no drug dealers on the streets and no underage people using the drugs....   [tags: essays research papers] 783 words
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The United States Failing War on Drugs - ... When looking at facts; however it could change someone’s opinion. Jeffrey A. Miron from MIT estimated that the state Massachusetts would reduce its criminal justice spending by $120.5 million per year. Most of which are court fees ($68.5 million), followed by police ($40.3 million) and corrections ($13.6 million). The United States jail more of its citizens than any other country (cato). Most of which are non violent criminals. This could be from the failed war on drugs and mandatory minimum jail sentences....   [tags: marijuana, economy, medical] 790 words
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War is Hell, War is Peace - War is Necessary - War is controversial, unfortunate, and certainly misunderstood; it is a transforming agent, a catalyst for change. Nonetheless, many people focus on war's negative consequences, while positive effects are downplayed. War is a necessary evil in the sense that it stabilizes population, encourages technological advances, and has a very high economic value. Without war, the overpopulation of the human race is inevitable. It is this reason that war is a useful tool by not only Mother Nature, but also humans themselves to institute population control....   [tags: War]
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Illegal Drugs - Illegal Drugs The product is illegal drugs. The people who deal these drugs are criminals. That's what makes the drug business different then any other. *Alcohol is a drug, yet adults are allowed to use alcohol products. *Nicotine is a drug, yet adults are allowed to use many different forms of tobacco products, all which have tobacco in them. *The drug Caffeine can be found in many everyday items, like soda candy bars. Think of how many cops we would need if caffeine products were illegal....   [tags: essays research papers] 807 words
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Illicit Drugs and Bikers in Australia - ... The economic cost to the Government for counselling and rehabilitation falls on either state or federal governments while the social impact falls upon social workers (3). A breakdown of the economic cost was study by the Australian Instituted of Criminology and there results are as followed: Death that is due to illicit drug dependences was estimated to cost about $510 million; this cost fell to the lost productivity. Hospitalisation including emergence department and the mental health unit was estimated at $26 million (5)....   [tags: substance abuse, Australian policy and regulations] 810 words
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Dealing With Drugs - My mother knew sports were the most important thing in my life. She tried to use my love of sports to keep me away from drugs. She told me drugs would keep me from performing at my best when I played football. But I had been reading the sports page since I was a little kid. I knew some of the best athletes in America were using drugs. Guys who could run a hundred yards in less than ten seconds were using drugs. They were doing great. Drugs weren’t hurting their performance. So I didn’t pay any attention to my mother’s warnings, and I started using drugs when I was fifteen (qtd....   [tags: essays research papers]
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War on Drugs Causes the Viloation of Individual Rights - Everyone knows the parable of the emperor with no clothes. The significance of a child being the one to point out the emperor's nudity, as opposed to a sermonizing preacher or self-righteous intellectual, is simple to understand. Neither morality nor logic was responsible for stripping the emperor's veil of falsehood. All it took was the truth. One can't help but think of this when considering Gary Johnson, the Republican governor of New Mexico, who, despite pressure from power brokers at the top of his own party, has proclaimed that the emperor that is this country's war on drugs is not only naked to the world, but that its body is festering with the sores of moral decay and corruption....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 829 words
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War on Drugs - ... Around the time Jimmy Carter was elected and inaugurated, a campaign platform that included marijuana decriminalization was enacted. By October 1977, the Senate voted to decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for personal use but as marijuana became more prevalent in school and teens started using the drug, marijuana became caught up in a broader cultural backlash against the perceived permissiveness of the 1970’s (A Brief History of the Drug War, Bureau of Justice Statistics)....   [tags: harsh punishment, trafficking, penalties] 834 words
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Drug Cartel Control in Columbia - ... 158). During the height of the Cali and Medellin cartel influence, the national homicide rate peaked at eight times that of Mexico’s current rate. Today, thanks to Colombian and United States governmental influence, neither cartel poses a threat to the Colombian state. Countries should learn from the successes of the Colombia campaign. The first thing they should take away, is it is necessary and required to have the involvement of more than just one country’s government enforcement. A multinational approach, with strong support and assistance from the United States, proved most effective in removing the cartels....   [tags: war on drugs, international collaboration] 856 words
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Marijuana Legalization - Marijuana is the familiar name for a raw drug made from the plant cannabis sativa. One of the active chemical in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinal (THC); a stimulant it give users the pleasure effect of relaxation, known as a “high” or hallucinating when consumed too much either through oral or smoking. It is the mainstream drug and a blistering topic to our nation in this day and age. Legalizing marijuana is an ever-growing political and social battle making its way to the top of American controversial issues list....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Prohibition and the War on Drugs - Throughout history, campaigns against certain parts of life are frequently argued upon. Wars are in a state of flux, but a constant in America's policies is the Drug War. The government attempts to prevent the consumption of illicit and harmful substances, even shown in modern domestic policies. Yet with much effort, positive results was not usually yielded. Apart from the outcomes, prohibition has made a large impact on daily life. In the United States, prohibition of alcohol and opium was a visible and controversial debate....   [tags: substance criminalization] 893 words
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The Benefits of Regulating Now-Illegal Drugs - ... Sales of herbal medicines now exceed $4 billion a year. Meanwhile the war on other drugs has escalated. Since 1970 the federal anti-drug budget has gone up 3,700 percent and now reaps $17 billion. More than one and half million people are charged with drug charges each year, and 400,000 are now prison. A large portion of it is spent to pay police, fund the D.E.A., and house drug-offenders in prison. The prisons are filled to capacity with drug-related criminals, and violent offenders often go free earlier because of this as prisons and jails are already crowded to the brim....   [tags: organized crime, taxes] 898 words
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Ecstasy (MDMA) - MDMA was first created in 1910by German scientists studying amphetamines., Merck, a German pharmaceutical company, took out a patent on the chemical in 1914 because they believed that MDMA could be useful for suppressing appetites. When MDMA proved useless for their purposes, it was forgotten and did not resurface until the 1950s during the Cold War. Scientists in the U.S. Army of Office of Strategic Services were looking for drugs to induce psychotic and violent behavior but MDMA did not produce these results and drifted into misuse....   [tags: Drugs]
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America's War on Drugs - The Prison Industrial Complex - ... However, inmates with children are perhaps the most affected by the pains of imprisonment as the separation and loss of contact to these children effect both the parents, children and all loved ones close by. According to a study done by Joseph Murray (2005) titled, The effects of imprisonment on families and children of prisoners, "imprisonment of a partner can be emotionally devastating and practically debilitating", causing a "loss of income, social isolation, difficulties of maintaining contact, deterioration in relationships, and extra burdens of childcare can compound a sense of loss and hopelessness for prisoners’ partners (para 7)”....   [tags: criminal justice system, drugs, crime]
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Our Right to Drugs - Our Right to Drugs You might be tempted to label Thomas Szasz, author of Our Right to Drugs, The Case for a Free Market, a counter-culture hippie. However, this analysis couldn’t be further from the truth. Szasz, a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, is a major supporter of civil liberties. He sees the so-called "War on Drugs" as one of the worst atrocities that the American Government has perpetrated on its people. Szasz contends that the prohibition of certain drugs, including common prescription drugs, is nothing more than the government telling the people that "father knows best"....   [tags: Papers] 906 words
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The Relationship of Terrorism and Drugs - The Relationship of Terrorism and Drugs Terrorism has many and varied links to the drug trade. Terrorists may use drugs for funding of their cause; may include drugs as part of their cause, as in Peru; or terrorism may be the result of the drug trade, as it is in Columbia's Extraditables and Italy's mafia. With the many linkages between the two crimes it seems that to crackdown on one you must crackdown on the other. The ties between the two are such that enforcement of one will hurt the other, to stop terrorism it would be useful to stop it's funding, purpose, and cause....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essays Terror ]
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History of the War on Drugs - ... This treaty would allow the U.S to extradite the cartel traffickers for a trial in the U.S. This caused Pablo to attack the government and this ultimately caused the Medellin cartel’s downfall. In the early 1990’s the cartel’s leaders were apprehended and the leader Pablo Escobar was killed in a firefight after having to run for his life. (PBS2). The Cali Cartel was an established in 1972 and prospered until 1992. After the downfall of the Medellin Cartel the Cali Cartel quickly filled their shoes becoming the most powerful cartel....   [tags: America's need for drugs]
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The War On Drugs - ... In order to reduce incarceration it would be necessary to do more than just eliminating mandatory minimums sentences and harsh criminal penalties for nonviolent drug crimes. The Cato Institute, a Libertarian think-tank, makes the following policy recommendations to the 108th Congress in its Dec. 2004 "Cato Handbook for Congress": “Drug prohibition is a classic example of throwing money at a problem. The federal government spends some $19 billion to enforce the drug laws every year—all to no avail.” The direct cost to American taxpayers of the war on drugs includes spending on police, the court personnel used to try drug users and traffickers, and the guards and other resources spent on i...   [tags: president Richard Nixon policies] 916 words
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The Key to Stopping Drugs Is Making the Drug Cartels - Just imagine a world without the distribution of illegal drugs. Now it could either be a disturbing place or a peaceful place. For it to be a peaceful place it would require quite a bit of money to control the certain types of drugs that are being distributed. Thus, for that to happen it would require some money. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, The U.S. federal government had spent at least $15 billion dollars in 2010. However, the government increases the amount of spending on drug control to help reduce the distribution of drugs annually....   [tags: distribution of illegal drugs] 917 words
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The War on Drugs: The House I live In Documentary - ... They’re being locked up with no hope to live the American dream in their our country. As a result of this war we’re fighting, minority communities are the ones most affected for these drug related crimes .Law enforcement has targeted minority communities as the number one aspects for the cause of drugs in our nations today.In Their Article , “Who’s Using and Who’s Doing Time: Incarceration, the War on Drugs, and Public Health, Lisa D. Moore, PH and Amy Elkavich, BA claim “ Drug use in suburban areas goes unchecked and underreported, while people of color are profiled in urban areas as potential drug users and dealers....   [tags: law enforcement, sentence, minorities] 927 words
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All Drugs Should be Legal for Personal Use - All Drugs Should be Legal for Personal Use The war on drugs is costing us over 100 billion dollars to fight each year, and we’re only fighting a monster which we are making bigger with each punch. It’s not drugs, but drug laws themselves that have created this monster. Drug use is part of human nature, but the unimaginable wealth involved leads to the corruption of the police, judges, and elected officials. There is no reason to have the government regulating what goes into an individual’s body....   [tags: Legalization Drugs] 941 words
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The Legalization of Marijuana - "I'm for legalizing marijuana. Why pick on those drugs. Valium is legal. You just go to a doctor and get it and overdose on it - what's the difference. Prozac, all that stuff, so why not marijuana. Who cares. It's something that grows out of the ground - why not. Go smoke a head of cabbage. I don't care what you smoke" (Stern). This particular quote is the reality of how many Americans actually feel about the supposed war on drugs. Mary jane, airplane, weed, reefer and dank are all commonly used terms used to describe marijuana....   [tags: Drugs ]
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The High Cost of Drugs - ... Authorities had been closing in on El Chapo for several months before the Mexican marines decided to help out, according to Mexican Attorney General. Before El Chapo's capture, Mexican federal law officials made many arrests of Sinaloa cartel associates; in these arrests two people were caught who were said to be security for the top leaders of the cartel. El Chapo had many sewer tunnels leading to seven different places in Culiacan, which is how he was able to “out smart” the law officials....   [tags: Mexican Drug War and Cartel] 963 words
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War on Drugs: Germany compared to the Netherlands - The War on Drugs One of the key aspects to consider when evaluating domestic political actors preferences towards policies pertaining to illegal drug use in both the Netherlands and Germany is to evaluate their ideological differences. The Netherlands attitude towards drug policy revolves around limiting the negative impacts illegal drug use has on society by implementing laws catered towards decriminalization. On the other hand, Germany considers drugs a detriment to society and promotes legislation that proactively restricts the flow of supply and demand of illegal drugs within the country....   [tags: Drug Enforcement, Sociology]
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The Legacy of Ronald Reagan - Ronald Reagan is to this date the oldest serving president, and the effects of his presidency have affected not only the United States of America but most of the world as well. The consensus among historians is that Ronald Reagan left a lasting legacy that was a great one in numerous ways. His Reaganomics improved America’s economy greatly, and secured its future economic prosperity. He also fought communism head on and was able to end it in most parts of the world, but more importantly in Soviet Russia....   [tags: fall of Berlin Wall, war on drugs]
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How Successful Is The War On Drugs? - The war on drugs has maintained an accumulation of prohibitions on illegal drugs and mandatory minimum sentencing strategies for drug offenders. Incarceration rates have also increased due to the increase of laws against illegal drugs. In Eugene Jarecki’s film, The House I Live In, Jarecki states that the penalties for crack users were harsher than penalties for regular cocaine users. This suggests that penalties are more of a double standard theory. The “War on Drugs” is more of a failure that places restrictions and prohibitions on drug offenders and has not necessarily shown a sense of equal stability; thus, leading to faulty sentences, misinterpretations of the real purpose of this initi...   [tags: Illegal Drugs, War on Drugs]
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Failures of the Drug War - American law enforcement has made drug enforcement one of its highest priorities for almost forty years. However, more people than ever are beginning to question the true benefits of the Drug War. The President of the United States, Barack Obama has even referred to the Drug War as an “utter failure” in the YouTube video “Barack Obama on Marijuana Decriminalization (2004).” These kinds of negative opinions on the Drug War are not unjustified. The Drug War has cost Americans 33 billion dollars and countless lives (Miron Par....   [tags: America, Law Enforcement, Drugs]
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The Market for Illegal Drugs and The War on Drugs - In 2009, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while on a state visit to Mexico said something no other political figure had been courageous enough to admit at that point – that the war on drug is a failure. In her own words, she said: “Clearly, what we have been doing has not worked… our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade and our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these [Cartels] criminals causes the deaths of police officers, soldiers and civilians.” Taking a closer look at the economic forces that have been driving the supply end of this business as well as evaluating the economic costs of the war will give us a b...   [tags: economic costs of drug prohibition] 1032 words
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The Unbeatable War on Drugs - Society’s view of drugs has vastly changed based on the sociological imagination of the times. Sociological imagination basically means that we are able to view ourselves as a part of one large group rather than individuals. Human’s behavior and attitude have evolved based on the social forces that have adjusted around them. This changing of ideas has been clearly apparent in the Americas and is a prime example of the prohibition of alcohol from 1920 to 1933. The illegality of alcohol provided the Mafia with an opportunity to produce liquor and therefore it had considerable control over those who wanted their alcohol and service....   [tags: benefits of legalization outweigh the negatives] 1050 words
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The Fight to Legalize Marijuana - The Fight to Legalize Marijuana Marijuana is probably the most recreational and illegal drug in the world. The most significant ingredient is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinal, it is commonly referred to it abbreviated form THC. This drug should not be legalized because it would lead to hard core drugs, there would be an increase in obesity, and it affects the heart, lungs and the brain. There are legal, social, and medical reasons that marijuana should not be decriminalized. Some legal reasons that marijuana shouldn’t be decriminalized are it would lead to experimenting with more hard core drugs such as heroin and cocaine....   [tags: Drugs ]
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The Impacts of the War on Drugs - ... So anti-drug campaigns and organizations started to be formed. The D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program was adopted nationwide to help inform students about the consequences of drug use. Along with President Reagan's Wife, Nancy Reagan's, anti drug campaign with the slogan “Just Say No.” These campaigns also slowed syringe access to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. During Bill Clinton's early times in office he advocated treatment instead of arrests. He later switched tides and increased the amount of attention the War on Drugs was getting....   [tags: incarcerations, marijuana, costs] 1069 words
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The Failed War on Drugs - In 2010 the U.S federal government spent 15 billion dollars on the War on Drugs. This equals a rate of nearly 500 dollars per second and does not include state spending or housing costs for those jailed in this failed War. Despite all the money spent and harsh drug sentencing policies, drug use in America has been on the rise for several decades. With increased drug use comes increased drug related crime, increased HIV infections and of course the ever increasing costs involved in a war that simply cannot be won in the traditional sense....   [tags: Drug Crime, Addiction, HIV, Solutions]
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Drugs and Alcohol - Drugs and Alcohol For nearly 85 years, the government has prohibited pscychoactive drugs. American leaders attempted to do the same to alcohol with Prohibition in the 1920?s. In any society, drug use plays a part in the people?s culture. Whether it be a native taking hallucinogens for a religious ceremony, a destitute alcoholic drinking on a city street, or a group of teenagers smoking marijuana, drugs and alcohol have the same effects in any culture. The question of ?why do people use drugs. has been a dilemma which American medical experts and government leaders have fought to answer for years....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Combating Drug Use in America - The use of illegal drugs has plagued society for thousands of years. Illicit drugs use can be found all around the world. The War on Drugs is a term applied to a campaign on the prohibition of drugs of drug use, with the effort to reduced illegal drug trades. The current War on Drugs has affected our society physically and emotionally, and should end for the better of our society immediately. When the War on Drugs began, it was “The expectation that drug trafficking in the United States could be greatly reduced in a short amount of time through federal policing and yet the war on drugs continues to this day.” (Becker1) The war on drugs is an unwinnable war....   [tags: richard nixon, illegal drugs, war on drugs]
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The War on Drugs - States are under a burden that seems to be growing out of control. Since “the war on drugs” the prison population has increased exponentially, and the states are trying to keep up with the burden of housing, feeding, and giving medical treatment to prisoners. The state’s financial burden in becoming great and the government is starting to look at treatment measures that could save money. Substance abuse is an overwhelming factor in crime, for example 50% of homicides involve drugs and alcohol. (Parks, G., Marlatt, A....   [tags: social reform, legal reform, social issues]
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Legalization of Drugs Fails to Resolve Social Problems - One need only turn on the 11o'clock news to determine whether the "war on drugs" has been a success or a failure. Border police and the FBI continue to nab ever-increasing caches of illegal drugs, while our "tough on crime" policies haul thousands to jail on drug trafficking and possession charges. Yet, people young and old continue to purchase and consume large amounts of drugs for a variety of reasons, ranging from medicinal to escapism. Even the most ardent drug enforcers have to admit that the current offensive against drugs has been a dismal failure, because the government cannot prevent what people want to do merely through laws (and their enforcement)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1112 words
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Life after War: The Mental, Physical, and Social Health Effects - From the Roman gladiators to today's revolutionized warfare, war has been a focal point of our society since the beginning of time. Some may argue that war is an essential component to maintain our lavish lifestyles and establish homeland security; however, “War integrates deprivation of basic existential needs and of all human rights and values, it eliminates emotional comfort, it causes irreversible material and kin losses, physical exhaustion, psychological breakdowns, and makes futile all everyday routines” (Flogel and Lauc.)Each type of health plays a tremendous role in the overall metabolic processes of every living organism on the earth....   [tags: Revolutionized Warfare, War, World History]
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Mexican/Latin American “War” on Drugs and Trafficking - The international drug trade from Latin American states is having an impact on a global scale. The trafficking of drugs along with corruptness and murder is an international conflict that is being fought daily. There are many aspects of the drug war from Mexico and other Latin American states which have effects on United States policy as well as policies from other countries that participate in the global suppression of illegal drugs. It can be hard to differentiate between conflict and issue in regards to Latin America’s drug war and International Relations....   [tags: Drugs, Politics] 1125 words
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The Atrocities of World War II - The only recognized atrocity of World War II was the Holocaust, but the real truth hides much deeper within. There were thousands of atrocities that occurred leading up to the war, within the years of World War II, and after the war. Many were unrecognized and undocumented and the stories of the dead still remain unknown. My purpose here is to tell the story of the men, women, and children that no one remember, or never even knew existed. The Holocaust was perhaps the most dramatic and well known atrocity of World War II because of the sheer number of deaths and crimes that had to be put on trial in Nuremburg....   [tags: Holocaust, World History, World War II]
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Illicit Drugs: Albert Hofmann and LSD - Most people do not think about all the things in this world that an individual can use that could potentially cause self harm. According to an article published by CNN, there are more than 22 million illicit drug users in the United States alone. Starting from the age of 12, individuals try marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants and prescription drugs. A large number of these drugs are misused daily but their original means for creation was to aid health issues. However, because there are addictive qualities associated with the drugs; they tend to change their users completely....   [tags: hallucinogenic drug, psychedelic era]
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Drug Smuggling - Drug Smuggling      Drug smuggling is on a current up raise and there seems to be no way of stunting it growth. But here a some ways some states are trying to slow the rate of drug smuggling.      In Illinois there is a program called “Operation Cash Crop” or the OCC. This is a combine of the ISP and the DEA. It's goal is to locate places where marijuana is grown then destroy all of it's gardens. During the span of 1983-88 these “OCC” led to 442 arrest and destroyed over 2 million marijuana plants....   [tags: Drugs Narcotics Drug War Essays]
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