Analysis Of The Movie Blow

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Jasmine Rinear
Drugs and Society

The movie Blow is about a man named George Jung who Johnny Depp plays furthermore he made the cocaine market in America in the 1950’s-1970’s. In this movie, you see the horrific effects that can take place to you and the people that closest to you, George was apart of the war on drugs and it caught up to him quick. He moves to California as a child in which he became wealthy for selling marijuana and expands his market but eventually you see him turn careless and gets caught by the police. George ends up meeting a man named Diego Delgado in jail, and was now introduced to the drug Cocaine, which was now a way for him to become wealthy again, be became a cocaine dealer.

George went from marijuana to cocaine, in this case it does a great job of portraying that marijuana can be a gateway drug. According to the NIDA “Early exposure to cannabinoids in adolescent rodents decreases the reactivity of brain dopamine reward centers later in adulthood”, it also goes on explaining how these findings helped explain the growth in vulnerability for addiction to other substances of misuse. (Schmader, 2017). In class, we have discussed addicts
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It was odd to see that George got caught selling marijuana then went to jail in which he became more educated in the drug war. Jail just opened the door for more opportunities when it should have been a punishment. This movie relates to the fact jails are overpopulated. A criminal justice article was published stating how the U.S has more than 2.4 million people and 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 2,259 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,283 local jails, and 79 Indian Country jails are military prisons (Williams, 2014). Not just that, they also have double celling which is two or more people in one cell since it is so overpopulated. Blow shows that people in prison can turn into more big of
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