The relationship between drugs and crime are said to be definite cause and effect factors and are convincing at the first glance. Many that are associated with drugs even commit violent crime which is called a psychopharmacological link and can be used as a mental health issue. A fact of reasons for criminal activity and violence are beyond drugs themselves. Even though the psychopharmacological model can’t explain why most of the drug users do not commit crimes and there is little evidence between the crime and violence of the link, we still apply negative labels to illegal drug users who would probably rather be labeled as a drug... ... middle of paper ... ...soft on cannabis Demolishing 15 key arguments for the downgrading of cannabis laws. The Christian Institute, n.d.
A term often flung about in opposition of Marijuana is “Gateway Drug.” A term that, of all arguments against Marijuana Legalization, has had one of the most demonizing effects. What people mean when they throw this shock term around is that Marijuana itself isn’t horribly dangerous, a rather conservative admission in the face of overwhelming facts, it sets one along the path to harder, more dangerous drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, and/or methamphetamine. And, in truth, yes, most who find themselves addicted to the aforementioned harder drugs often started with Marijuana. But, as eloquently stated by Maia Szalavitz, “...correlation isn’t cause. Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang members are probably more 104 times more likely to have ridden a bicy... ... middle of paper ... ...ana is legalized for recreational use.
Opponents of the legalization of marijuana and other illicit drugs validate their stand with information about the cost of illness from these drugs. The standard theory affirms their case by mandating government intervention in the drugs ... ... middle of paper ... ...c expenditure related to enforcement, rehabilitation of victims of negative externalities of drug use, and efforts at controlling and prosecuting drugs related crimes. Moreover, legalization facilitates the regulated supervision of the drug trade that is subject to tax and fines. This is a potential source of income for the state and federal authorities. References Donohue, J. J.
The Rockefeller Drug Laws have been very confrontational group of laws that specialized in racial profiling and long term sentencing. Marijuana laws have been a very difficult subject. Since the law was passed in 1977, the effects beca... ... middle of paper ... ...the policies are strictly positioned where the improper use of a drug, like public use or usage around minors, would be considered a justifiable arrest. Conclusion In conclusion, this paper gave a broad overview of a research on drug policies in the United States. It showed center on a DEA agent’s involvement with the U.S. Drug Policy.
Drugs are heavily used throughout the entire world. However, it is important to understand and not undermine the variability in which drugs are used. It is clear some are for distinct medical treatment and others are for recreational use. In the United States, marijuana has been and continues to be a very controversial drug. Some states have allowed marijuana consumption for medicinal purposes, while others have completely outlawed the drug.
Douglas N. Husak's A Moral Right to Use Drugs In Douglas N. Husak’s A Moral Right to Use Drugs he attempts to look at drug use from an impartial standpoint in order to determine what is the best legal status for currently illegal drugs. Husak first describes the current legal situation concerning drugs in America, citing figures that show how drug crimes now make up a large percentage of crimes in our country. Husak explains the disruption which this causes within the judicial system and it is made clear that he is not content with the current way drugs are treated. The figures that Husak offers up, such as the fact that up to one third of all felony charges involve drugs, are startling, but more evidence is needed than the fact that a law is frequently broken to justify it’s repeal. Husak attempts to discuss drug use legality aside in order to prove his argument.
In America, we often portray ourselves as the victim when we think something negative happens. People in this country use drugs for everything from not having a job, homelessness, racism, family issues, recreation and to be bluntly honest, for anything. This supply a demand picture is a reasonable argument to why America has a drug problem, but I think that it is not the complete reason why. First off, I generally agree with the supply theorists that there are numerous countries that benefit from filling the streets of America with drugs. The aspect that I do not agree with is that if you take these countries and cease their operations of cultivation,... ... middle of paper ... ... just a horrible excuse.
Drug Legalization Drug legalization has become a great issue among Americans for many years, and there have also been those that try to stop that legalization. The article, “Legalizing Drugs is Not the Solution” by Gerald W. Lynch, has a good argument based on facts and incidents that have occurred from drug use. In this article a person thinks twice about what they are really doing when they use drugs, and it is clear as to why legalizing drugs would not be a logical solution As spoken in this essay about the legalization of drugs and its bad effects, Lynch uses a lot of relevance and sufficiency throughout his piece. Relevance is the appropriateness of his evidence to the case at hand (Faigley and Selzer 45). Sufficiency is the amount of evidence cited (Faigley and Selzer 46).
Elimination of the consumption of cannabis can be a dream that may not be realized by many countries even those that are advanced. This implies that in cases where it is a challenge to curb the situation, it is always advisable that the countries come up with a remedy of controlling the situation. The controls could be in terms of the amount of cannabis that is planted or imported into the country or legal sanctions (Jiggens 2005, p.49). To some extent this is referred to as recreational drugs that can be abolished by a country because its impact is adverse to human health and body in general. Countries have to come up with a clear distinction between the soft and hard drugs and those that have unacceptable risks ought to be abolished.
Lately it seems that drug policy and the war on drugs has been in the headlines quite a lot. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the policies that the United States government takes against illegal drugs are coming into question. The mainstream media is catching on to the message of organizations and individuals who have long been considered liberal "Counter Culture" supporters. The marijuana question seems to be the most prevalent and pressed of the drugs and issues that are currently being addressed. The messages of these organizations and individuals include everything from legalization of marijuana for medical purposes, to full-unrestricted legalization of the drug.