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Eureka, Pro legalization of Marijuana may lead to the New American Gold Rush!

- The legalization of marijuana will have a profound, positive impact on the national economy and our government could generate and save billions. Our countries present spiraling economy is attacking us like a flesh-eating virus. The time has come for us to declare war on this life threatening aliment as we would any other terminal illness. Declaration of War: Marijuana Pro-legislation is the declaration of war on this nation's current economic plight. This battle begins with the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes, and then moves in to full fight for legal overall use....   [tags: Drugs]

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Opposing The Legalization of Marijuana

- “If marijuana was legal, back-yard marijuana gardens would be in every neighborhood, thus kids would be able to get it as easy as taking fruit off a neighbor’s tree” (Johnathan Greens). According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 62.2 percent of the 14.2 billion people who used marijuana for the first time in one day were under the age of 18 years back in 2003. This increases by nearly 1.3 percent every year. This has become a problem due to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) being the active ingredient in marijuana that can become dangerous if one should take advantage of its' use by either smoking it or abusing it in its capsule/tablet form (Barr)....   [tags: Illegal Drugs]

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Deliberation and Legalization of Marijuana

- Deliberation on the legalization and regulation of marijuana is divisive where one side argues for its economic contribution through taxes while the other argues against it because of the health concerns associated with prolonged marijuana use. On one hand, there are social and health issues that arise at the expense of marijuana legalization, which is bound to encourage prolonged use among youth who are then vulnerable to addiction and mental health problems. On the other hand, the economic and tax benefits that comes from legalizing marijuana are undoubtedly important because the money from the taxes can help regulate the consumption and prevent youth be affected by this drug as it’s has b...   [tags: British Columbia, drugs, health, economy]

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The Marijuana Legalization Debate

- According to the CDC, Center of Disease Control and Prevention, there are zero deaths related to the overdosing of marijuana each year; however, there are approximately 450,000 deaths caused by alcohol and drug overdoses on pharmaceuticals, narcotics, and caffeine (cdc.gov). These statistics are staggering, and should be taken into account when the legalization of marijuana argument arises. Marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes and recreational use with proper regulation. In the 1930s, marijuana was linked publicly in several research studies, and was seen in the film “Reefer Madness”....   [tags: legal issues, drugs, marijuana]

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The History and Possible Legalization of Marijuana

- Drug Laws There has never been a death from marijuana overdose. “A person would have to smoke 20,000 to 40,000 times the amount of THC in a joint to overdose” (Wing). Marijuana was classified as an illegal drug in 1970, because it can be abused very easily (“infoplease”). Marijuana was then grown indoors. Marijuana is illegally used by many people daily. Marijuana should be legalized because it is naturally grown and can be used to help cancer patients, relieve stress, and be used daily. Cannabis or typically referred to as marijuana is a drug that contains many other chemicals some are like a penicillin....   [tags: marijuana, cannabis, illegal drugs]

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The Benefits of Marijuana Legalization

- Marijuana has been a part of American culture for over one hundred years. It has been vilified, heralded as a miracle drug by supporters, branded a gateway drug by opponents and proposed as paper, rope and a myriad of other possibilities. Yet for all the support both for and against it marijuana still remains illegal, widely used, fiercely prosecuted and barely studied. Legalized marijuana in the United States can be controlled and profitable industry by using low taxes, regulation and mirroring alcohol legislation....   [tags: drugs, marijuana, legal reform]

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The Legalization of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes

- The legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes has become an increasingly controversial topic, with many different issues on which people have many different opinions. There is opposition to the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes because it has the potential to be used incorrectly, however it is also considered that there is the potential for marijuana to be used in relieving the suffering of many seriously ill patients. Marijuana has been used by people for thousands of years to provide relief from many different serious medical problems....   [tags: Medical Marijuana Drugs Papers]

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The Economics of Illicit Drugs

- In this essay I will define drug abuse and show the economic impact of the sales of illicit drugs. I will introduce an argument for legalization and the impact to the economy. Next I will discuss some of the economic cost from lack of productivity, health care cost and other cost associated with Drug abuse. In order to understand the economic impact of illicit drugs we must first define what a drug is. A drug is defined as any substance other than food that affects the way your mind or body works....   [tags: Crime and Drugs]

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Illegal Drugs: Should they be?

- There are very few people who can honestly claim that current drug policies have been a success. Aside from being ineffective the costly current drug policy of prohibition has created a set of unwanted consequences including; a high prison population of non-violent offenders, corruption, violence, and whole set of health issues. Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” and despite the failures of the current policy in deterring drug use that is just what the government is choosing to do....   [tags: Legalizing Drugs]

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A Brief View Of The History Of Marijuana Legalization

- The legalization of marijuana is, and has been a heavily disputed issue for decades. On one hand, marijuana could lead to a medical breakthrough, or at least provide relief to cancer and AIDS patients. On the other hand, legalizing a drug could expose it to too broad an audience. As a drug, marijuana has never proven to be anywhere near as harmful as cigarettes or alcohol. Each year in the United States, 400,000 people die from tobacco, 50,000 from alcohol, and from marijuana, zero. Regardless of what side one may take to this argument, there are some causes to this marijuana debate that everyone should know....   [tags: Illegal Drugs]

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Anti-Hemp Legalization

- Anti-Hemp Legalization The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was the first ban on hemp in the United States. Then in 1942 the government lifted the ban and encouraged farmers to cultivate hemp to help with the war effort. The ban was later put into effect again in 1957. The ban of hemp in America is still in effect by the Controlled Substances Act of 1972. Hemp or cannabis sativa is the same species as marijuana. It is impossible to grow hemp without the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) rich leaves and seeds....   [tags: Hemp Marijuana Drugs Essays]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- Legalization of Marijuana This essay has problems with formatting Marijuana is a substance that has become very much a part of American culture. Nearly 65 million Americans have either used it occasionally or regularly. The use of marijuana hit mainstream America about thirty years ago and it has been accepted by a large segment of society ever since (Rosenthal 16). The debate on whether this substance should be legalized or not remains a very hot topic today. Despite government efforts to isolate and eliminate its use, it is clear that the use of marijuana is still very popular....   [tags: Marijuana Pot Legalize Weed Drugs Essays]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- The Legalization of Marijuana      Marijuana is a plant, known as cannabis sativa and cannabis indica, which contains a psychoactive chemical called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The effects of THC include disruption of psychomotor behavior, short-term memory impairment, intoxication, stimulation of appetite, antinociceptive, and antiemetic activities. Marijuana, the Mexican name given to cannabis is a mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the plant. Cannabis is a term that refers to marijuana and other preparations made from the same plant....   [tags: Weed Drugs Illegal Essays Papers Cannabis]

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The Legalization of Marijuana

- Marijuana is a misunderstood drug. Many assume that the usage of marijuana, or cannabis, is dangerous, but it can be the exact opposite. So why is the legalization of marijuana in the United States such a problem for many people today. Considered to be a gateway drug and the reason for the downfall of our youth nowadays, marijuana has developed a negative reputation. Lester Grinspoon, a professor at Harvard University, states, “Few drugs in the United States have produced as much affective heat as marijuana, particularly during the last decade....   [tags: Legalization of Marijuana]

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Most Common Illegal Drugs in the United States

- ... Growing a plant like this on public grounds may be unsafe for the surrounding ecosystem as well as hikers or visitors to the park. Legalizing the drug would get rid of any motives to cultivate such illicit farms. This would effectively save millions in efforts to rid of these plants and environmental clean-up costs (www.mpp.org). California’s taxpayer’s are also shelling out for law enforcement officers to chase down and arrest marijuana consumers. “According to FBI statistics, California arrested 74,119 people on marijuana charges in 2007 - nearly 80 percent of those were for simple possession (www.mpp.org).” In 2010, over 52 percent of all drug arrests in California were marijuana-rela...   [tags: marijuana, legalization movement]

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Rogerian Argument for Marijuana Legalization

- Rogerian Argument for Marijuana Legalization      The cannabis plant has been the topic of much debate throughout the history of this country. Many people don't know that it was not the effect of cannabis that originally spurred its banning. It was actually originally the work of the cotton industry who put big money behind illegalization for the plant's mind altering effects. The cotton industry was afraid that hemp, a product of the cannabis plant, would soon overpower the strong hold of cotton since it was a more durable textile that required less work, less ground depletion, and could be grown almost anywhere....   [tags: Cannabis Legalization Argumentative Essays]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- For many years the use of marijuana for medical purposes has been an issue of controversial discussion. Many claim that marijuana is a drug that has proven itself to be of no medical value in the treatment of terminal illnesses. Those who feel this way, usually ignore the long history of marijuana’s medical uses; a history that goes back thousands of years ago. The drug has aided many people with the coping of terminal diseases. The use of marijuana as a medicinal herb has allowed many with no hope, to enjoy life more fully and lead rather decent life-styles....   [tags: Weed Drugs Argumentative Essays]

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Legalizing Drugs For Recreational Use

- Recreational drug use can be traced back to the earliest known humans. The practice is pervasive, problematic and rife with moral and religious opposition. In this country, we need only to look back less than 100 years to see the earliest incantation of this debate. Prohibition: “The Noble Experiment” was instituted from 1920 to 1933. A moral high road, which was believed at the time, would cure all of society’s ills. Economically, it was believed that the taxpayers would benefit by less incarcerations, better mental and physical health and a more productive workforce....   [tags: Illegal Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]

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Argument for Legalization of Marijuana

- Marijuana has become one of the most controversial drugs in America. Ever since its cultivation began around 1611, marijuana has puzzled people with its effects. Many question marijuana?s classification as a schedule one drug. A schedule one drug is one that has a high potential for abuse and no medicinal value. Some argue that the war on drugs, in particular marijuana, has cost taxpayers billions and is wasting funds that could be used on more important tasks such as improving transportation or education....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Weed Drugs Legal Essays]

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Medical Marijuana and the future of legalization in Massachusetts

- Medical Marijuana and the future of legalization in Massachusetts Fran Cuhtahlatah, a 55-year-old woman from Washington state, smokes marijuana to help alleviate intense pain in her feet, legs and mid-spine due to arthritis. According to Cuhtahlatah, the pain in her spine feels like being beaten across her back with a baseball bat. Cuhtahlatah said her arthritis was caused from strenuous work environments including a job at a frozen food plant. “My doctor said that she has seen a lot of people with the similar kind of spinal arthritis of people who worked in a frozen food plant,” said Cuhtahlatah....   [tags: Drugs Medicine Essays]

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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]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- Marijuana is a shredded mix of dry flowers, stems and the seeds of a plant called cannabis and people usually smoke it in the form of cigarettes for relaxation. Ever since marijuana hit mainstream America over 30 years ago, government prohibition of it has been the subject of an ongoing debate. Should marijuana be legalized. Proponents of marijuana argue that there are numerous medical benefits and that the drug is not more harmful than tobacco or alcohol. Therefore, prohibiting it intrudes on personal freedom....   [tags: Marijuana Legalization]

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It's Time For Marijuana Legalization

- Marijuana’s legalization could earn billions of dollars for the government that could be used to lower the national debt, improve schools, or other major projects that need funding. The handling of drugs is not safe, whether it is the back alley deals, or the people killed in drug heists. Since 2006 more than seventy thousand people have been estimated to have died in the drug war. This all comes from the lack of supervision in handling of drugs with their distribution, and use. Problems most people illegal drug users face are the quality of the drugs they purchase....   [tags: Marijuana Legalization]

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Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

- Since 2900 BC, Marijuana, has been used as a medication for people suffering from illnesses.  The Chinese, Egyptian, Indian, Roman, as well as the Ancient Greece cultures became extremely interested in Marijuana’s healing properties when they realized that the drug helped treat people suffering from glaucoma, gout, cramped joints, violent pain, earaches, inflammation, leprosy, edema, and other diseases affecting the body (Deitch).  The idea of using Marijuana as a healer became popular all around the World and by the 1900s, it was being used in South Asia to treat asthma, bronchitis, and the loss of appetite (“A Note on Marijuana”)....   [tags: Marijuana Legalization]

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In Favor of Marijuana Legalization

- In Favor of Marijuana Legalization My personal opinion in the argument of legalizing marijuana is that I really cannot see the harm in it. This of course is a bold and naive statement. There is a lot of contributing factors into my bold and naive statement that if understood will explain my callow view. It is widely known that the Supreme Court voted in a 6-3 outcome against legalizing the use of medical marijuana for glaucoma patients. The court ruled that ?medical necessity. is no defense to the distribution or use of marijuana, which is classified as a ?Schedule I....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Legalize Narcotics Cannabis]

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Pros & Cons of Legalization of Marijuana

- Introduction The legalization of marijuana is considered a controversial issue, something that can benefit people for medical purposes, but what about recreationally. Marijuana has been illegal since 1937, but there’s never been a bigger push for legalization. There are several reasons why it is illegal, because of government propaganda and big industry not wanting to lose money, but this will be discussed later. The purpose of this paper is to educate, theorize, and discuss various aspects of marijuana, such as its history, development, and the advantages and disadvantages of marijuana legalization....   [tags: Marijuana Legalization Essays]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs Among Athletes

- Barry Bonds is a known steroid user in baseball, Bonds was able to hit 73 home runs in 2001 and a .863 slugging percentage, as well as 762 home runs in his 22 year career. These impressive stats have revealed the true capabilities of steroids. Bonds use of steroids has branded him as a cheater but he is actually a pioneer. Athletes are pressured to become as phenomenal in their sport as Bonds was in baseball. This has lead to an increase in the usage of performance enhancing drugs amongst athletes....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Drugs in sport]

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Legalization of Marijuana in Uruguay

- Legalization of Marijuana in Uruguay "Someone has to be the first" said José Mujica, president of Uruguay (“Uruguay”). On December 12, 2013. After a long debate, Uruguay became the first country to legalize selling and harvesting marijuana (Reyes). All sights are set on this small country in the east of South America that has authorized the drug (“Uruguay”). The rest of the Latin American countries are seeing whether legalizing the drug will solve all the problems occurring because of it. The Senate approved 16-13 votes for the bill to be legalized....   [tags: legalization, selling, harvesting, marijuana]

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Should Performance Enhancing Drugs Be Legalized In Professional Sports?

- The debate over the legalization of performance enhancing drugs also, known as PEDs, has been on the rise. Performance enhancing drugs are as the illegal drugs or substances that are taken by athletes to improve their performance. The term doping is used to describe the act of using PEDs. In the recent years many famous athletes have been convicted of PEDs abuse. Among these famous athletes is Lance Armstrong, a famous cyclist who won multiple titles of Tour de France. As the use of PEDs is becoming more common, controversy over the legalization has emerged....   [tags: doping, performance drugs, steroids]

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Support Marijuana Legalization Now!

- Alex, who lives in Oregon, is an 11-year-old boy with severe autism. Jeremy Echols, his father, said that his son Alex was diagnosed when he was 5 years old. When seizures are coming, he becomes a self-destructive boy by banging his head and body against the wall causing bruising. However, since after treatment with marijuana (also called cannabis), Alex's illness was significantly improved. His parents curb his seizures by giving him a liquid form of marijuana by mouth 3 times a week. For Alex's family, the benefits of marijuana are greater than the risks....   [tags: Pro Marijuana Legalization]

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The Legalization Of Drug Legalization

- To this day, the debate on drugs is still an issue. How does one classify a drug as “good” or “bad”. The Article, “Attitudes Towards Drug Legalization Among Drug Users,” by Robert Trevino and Alan Richard discusses the support of drug legalization. Both also discuss the economic approaches of drug legalization. Trevino and Richard conducted a survey to ask drug users about their outlook on drugs. The results showed that the support of legalizing certain drugs has to do with the kind of “drug user” and the type of drug that is involved....   [tags: Drug addiction, Drug, Illegal drug trade]

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The Legalization Of Legalization And Prohibition

- After some thought, choosing the decriminalization model because this is a model compromised between legalization and prohibition. After many years of waging war on drugs, I do not see us really getting anywhere. By placing someone found in possession of more than a week’s supply of any type of drug such as marijuana to cocaine, the person would deal with an accelerated rehabilitative disposition as in a special intervention type program and calling it the mediation group comprised of a lawyer, a doctor and a social worker....   [tags: Drug, Drug addiction, Illegal drug trade, Heroin]

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Underdeveloped Countries and the War on Drugs

- Underdeveloped Countries and the War on Drugs With the presidential election peering around the corner, it is time to bring back an age-old topic which has been troubling United States citizens for decades, the War on Drugs. Politicians have long quarreled over what sort of action should be taken to combat the world’s drug problems, and it is time that this issue surfaces again. Despite increased efforts from every government faction imaginable, the drug problem subsists, if not worsens....   [tags: Drugs Third World Politics Essays]

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Illegal Drugs in the U.S.

- The trade and use of illegal drugs in the US and around the world is one of the world’s biggest and most prevalent problems. Illegal drug trade accounts for more than $300 billion a year. The legal, physical, and mental consequences of drug use easily outweigh the so called “high” that people receive from using them. Though current users wouldn’t consent to this statement, everyone else including rehabilitated users would agree. They would also agree that drug use is the easiest and quickest route to destroying your life....   [tags: illegal drugs, drugs, USA, ]

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Drug Legalization

- This paper will prove that America’s drug laws are ineffective and cause more harm than good. The notion that a state of freedom exists in America is completely voided by narcotic laws. Narcotic laws cause a black market, which raises the prices of drugs to astronomical levels. These high prices cause drug addicts to turn to crime in order to support their habit. There exists substantial evidence that marijuana is less harmful than legal product like alcohol or nicotine. The war on drugs is comparable to the Vietnam War in its harm on the current generation of minorities....   [tags: Drugs Argumentative Use Essays]

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The Legalization Of The Substance

- Today more and more people are deciding to side with the legalization of the substance, for America. For those who never give the legalization of marijuana a time of day or those who are hesitant on giving it a chance, are now starting to believe that the legalization of the substance would ultimately be helpful for the United States. As always, with every subject that rises up in the United States, there are people that are for the subject and also others that are against the subject. The legalization of Marijuana throughout the entire U.S....   [tags: United States, Drug addiction, Law, Medicine]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- Marijuana      Marijuana is a big topic these days. Many people want to make sure that marijuana stays illegal. Yet they do not know all the facts about marijuana. They just think that marijuana is bad. I believe that marijuana should be made legal.      First of all, marijuana refers to the dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant, which contain the narcotic chemical THC at various potencies. It is smoked or eaten to produce the feeling of being "high". Marijuana has been used for thousands of years for medical, social, relaxation, and religious reasons....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Narcotics essays research papers]

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The Legalization of Marijuana

- Medical marijuana is one of the most controversial subjects in politics. Marijuana may be an addictive drug, but it has many medical uses. Many patients found it very effective, which trumped any other drug, whether by prescription or over-the-counter. Medical marijuana should be legalized in North Carolina, but should be regulated, because it has helped people with diseases such as Glaucoma, cancer and any physical or emotional pain. Cannabis has been known to man since as early as 7000 B.C. (Marijuana Legalization Timeline)....   [tags: cannabis, patients, medical marijuana]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- The legalization of marijuana has been questionable for many many years now, but the government just seems to always decline. I feel that marijuana should be legalized. There are many reasons for and against legalization, but the arguments for it outweigh the arguments against it. I believe marijuana should be legalized for three main reasons. Legalization will bring in much needed tax dollars, it will free up prisons and their resources, and it will save the U.S tons of money. If marijuana is legalized, it can be taxed by the federal government, like alcohol and cigarettes are now....   [tags: Argumentative, Marijuana Legalization]

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The Legalization of Marijuana

- In the United States marijuana has become of the most widely used drugs (drugpages). A number of movements to legalize marijuana have been gaining attention lately. Currently there are 14 states where marijuana is legal for medical use (medicalmarijuana). 41% of U.S. citizens believe marijuana should be legalized (drugpolicy) but others are still concerned about health damage. American society has lost the war against marijuana, and that's okay. We should stop wasting time and money trying to reverse history and instead legalize both medical and recreational use of this mild narcotic widely seen as no more harmful than alcohol....   [tags: making pot legal]

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The Legalization of Marijuana

- A life of seizures is all 2 year old Andrew Rios has ever known due to a rare form of epilepsy. Nine medications together could not do what just a few drops a cannabis oil does alone. Rios’ new treatment cut seizures from happening daily to a week or two experiencing none. (9) Scientists are still researching the short and long term effects of this treatment. Stories like Rios’ are one of many reasons for the split of America’s citizens on one major controversy: the legalization of marijuana. Marijuana is a psychoactive drug from the cannabis plant....   [tags: Illness Treatment, Seizures, Medical Marijuana]

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Is the Prohibition of Drugs Useful or Not?

- In the last decade of the twentieth century, people in many countries become aware of drug prohibition. In fact, every country in the world has a form of drugs prohibition. However, national drug prohibition started in 1920s in the United States as a subgroup of national alcohol prohibition. In 1930 the congress of United States separated drugs from the alcohol prohibition law and created a new federal drug prohibition agency (Levine, 2002). Prohibition may be defined as the set of policies which ban all production, distribution and sale of drugs for non-medical use....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]

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The War On Drugs And Drugs

- Selica Lopez English 101 Mr. Seberger March 18, 2016 The War on Drugs For decades there have been inaccurate assumptions on the drug policy that is enforced. This has caused the government to spend countless amounts of time and money on prosecuting drug users. The United States spends about $320 billion a year in its attempt to end drug use nationwide. The current policy on drugs has established the false assumption that making drugs illegal will stop addiction and drug related crimes. However, the “Iron Law of Prohibition” states that prohibition has led to higher dosage levels and dangerous modes of administration....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug]

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Legalizing Drugs

- Legalizing Drugs Drug legalization is an enduring question that presently faces our scholars. This issue embraces two positions: drugs should not be legalized and drugs should be legalized. These two positions contain an array of angles that supports each issue. This brief of the issues enables one to consider the strengths and weakness of each argument, become aware of the grounds of disagreement and agreement and ultimately form an opinion based upon the positions stated within the articles. In the article “Against the Legalization of Drugs”, by James Q....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Narcotics]

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The Economics of Marijuana Legalization

-      After so many years, America still finds itself fighting a well-known and highly demonized "enemy". The enemy is not terrorism. It's an "enemy" that many Americans have dealt with face to face. This enemy is illegal drugs, marijuana in particular. Marijuana is the most widely used and criminalized drug in the United States. This highly sought after resource yields a black market price tag that creates a street economy all its' own. This is Marijuana by itself, it and all the other illegal drugs together combine to form the third largest economy in the world....   [tags: Drug Legalization legal Legalize]

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Drug Addiction : Drugs And Drugs

- Drug Policies Drug dependence or addiction reliance is an expanding scourge around the world. Drug legalization or at least decriminalization has been discussed for quite a long time as an answer for the drug issue. Indeed, at times authorization appears to be legitimate however in a few circumstances it is most certainly not. The relationship between of crime and drugs, the distinctions and similarities between alcohol and drugs and the advantages of an organized commerce approach in drug legalization....   [tags: Drug addiction, Prohibition, Drug Policy Alliance]

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Illegal Drugs and Its Impacts

- According to the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse in 2001, 12% of Americans ages 12 and older reported illegal drug use in the past year (Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse, 2003). Some of the most popular drugs include marijuana, cocaine, and heroine. With such widespread use worldwide, illegal drugs have serious social and political impacts. Socially, drug use spreads quickly and is closely related to crimes. Politically, drug use sparks the debate between prohibition and legalization....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Effects of Legalizing Drugs

- Tobacco is the number one preventable killer in America with alcohol at number two (Preventable Causes of Death). And if drug-related crime and deaths were not enough for society, Marijuana is now legal in Colorado and Washington--which has already created new substance-related problems. Just the fact of legalizing it confuses teens into thinking that it’s not risky anymore, thus promoting adolescent use. Legal or not, the addictive nature of pot has always been the most influential gateway substance to either alcohol, tobacco, or hard drugs....   [tags: tobacco, smoking, marijuana, drugs]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- One of the primary focuses of America's War on Drugs is the controversial drug Marijuana. Marijuana remains the most widely used illegal drug and stirs up constant debate everywhere. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime from the World Drug Report 2004 an estimation of about 4 percent of the world’s adult population (162 million) consume marijuana annually (156). For thousands of years human beings have attempted to find ways to get passed the struggles of everyday life. With the pain of the world stopping people from enjoying simple pleasures, sometimes there is a need for help....   [tags: Legalize Marijuana, Legal Weed]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- Weed, hemp, hash, dope, and kush, these are just a few of the terms that refer to marijuana. Marijuana is essentially a mixture of different parts of the cannabis sativa plant and for centuries marijuana has been used for a variety of uses, from recreational to medical. Many people today across the planet still partake in the different uses whether with or without legal permission, although there is also a very large portion of those who stand up against the herbal drug. Presently, there is a movement taking place here in America, a movement to not only legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes but also for recreational use....   [tags: illegal substance legislation, politics]

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Douglas N. Husak's A Moral Right to Use Drugs

- 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....   [tags: Husak Moral Right Drugs Essays]

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The Pros And Cons Of Drug Legalization

- The Pros and Cons of Drug Legalization Drugs. When you hear this word, what does it mean to you. For some a drug might be a prescription from a doctor to numb their pain. For others, drugs could be the cup of coffee they drink every morning to avoid a migraine from the caffeine withdrawal;drugs can be the 10- minute cigarette break every few hours, and drugs can be someone cringed over in an alleyway shaking and waiting for their next fix. No matter what the word means to you, there is a general consensus that drugs can be both positive and negative....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug addiction, Drug cartel]

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Is Drug Legalization Better For Society?

- Is Drug Legalization Better For Society. Drug legalization is one of the most hotly debated topics of the modern age. In the 19th century, many now illegal drugs were legal and widely used, but were outlawed with the rise of the world wars at the beginning of the 20th century. However, now many lawmakers are starting to realize that these hastily developed laws are archaic and irrelevant to modern day life, along with being scientifically inaccurate. As a result, more people are seeing that in fact the legalization of illicit substances is beneficial to addicts, governments, and society as a whole....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug, Heroin, Gang]

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Legalization of Marijuana in North Carolina

- Marijuana is an illegal drug in the state of North Carolina. In some states, such as California and Delaware, medical marijuana is legal. Washington State and Colorado have legalized medical marijuana and the recreational use for adults. As a North Carolinian, I believe that we should legalize it in the state of North Carolina, whether it is for medical or recreational use. We, as North Carolina citizens, should take in consideration that legalizing marijuana has legal issues and cost for the justice system, cost for our local, state, and federal government, and positive use of medical marijuana....   [tags: illegal drug, medicinal marijuana]

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Drug Legalization Of The United States

- In 2001 Portugal made possession and use of drugs legal, anything from heroin to marijuana, you name it. As anyway a person would perceive it, they speculated it would have been a disaster. Surprisingly enough the results were quite the opposite, thinking a man-made catastrophe would occur, Portugal is doing better than ever. On the other hand, the U.S is neglecting their drug problem that has risen many years ago. Pouring billions of dollars into law enforcement, and yet the problem has not been solved....   [tags: Drug addiction, Heroin, Illegal drug trade, Drug]

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Marijuana Legalization : Aye Or Nay?

- Marijuana Legalization: Aye or Nay. Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States. Its uses can be for medicinal or recreational purposes. Twenty-three states have legalized medical marijuana, and only four states, Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington, have legalized marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2013, there were 19.8 million current users aged 12 or older. In other words, current users refer to people who had used marijuana 30 days prior to taking the survey....   [tags: Cannabis, Legality of cannabis by country]

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The Debate Over Legalization Of Marijuana

- Marijuana has been utilized medically and recreationally by numerous cultures for several thousands of years. Both forms of it, marijuana and hashish, produce relaxation and euphoria in the user. Due to this effect, severely sick patients use marijuana to reduce pain, seizures, and nausea common during chemotherapy. Regardless of its beneficial effects, marijuana is illegal in the majority of the United States and most first-world countries. This fact suggests that the use, but also the illegality, of marijuana is a socially constructed problem....   [tags: United States, Law, Crime, Liberalism]

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The Debate On The Legalization Of Marijuana

- In the past decade, the debate on the legalization of marijuana has become one of the most controversial matters in the United States. The Government is beginning to see that prohibition of marijuana simply will not work after years of failed attempts, and successful attempts to generate revenue by taxing the crop. As the new generations political views are becoming more liberal, restrictions on recreational and medical marijuana could be coming to an end. As stated by Jon Gettman, The United States government would see an increase of $25,963,686,520 towards their budget annually (Gettman)....   [tags: Unemployment, United States, Cannabis, Hemp]

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The Gross Legalization Of Illicit Substances

- The American populous has perceived drugs as an evil entity, set out to eliminate the integrity and well-being of the country. Categorized as dangerous to human health and safety, these substances, ranging from marijuana to heroin, have influenced large populations into the belief of a necessity to eradicate such substances by force in an attempt to preserve and promote human life. Presently, the American society has opted to begin the legalization of a certain drug to join others, such as caffeine, alcohol and nicotine, already available for purchase in excess....   [tags: Drug, Illegal drug trade, Drug addiction, Heroin]

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The Legalization Of Physician Assisted Suicide

- The legalization or abolition of physician assisted suicide in certain cases is a widely debated topic in the philosophical realm of bioethics. In some cases, it is already legalized in the United States and can be used for specific medical needs. Physician assisted suicide can be helpful to patients who are suffering and wish to receive a means to end their life but not by their own hands, with the help of a physician. In this means of suicide, the doctor does not administer the fatal dose or press the button, the patient must make that decision and that is what distinguishes it from euthanasia....   [tags: Suicide, Suicide methods, Death, Suffering]

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The Legalization of Marihuana in the United States

- Drugs have been a taboo for many centuries in the United States due to its exotic nature. Most other countries have already legalized drug use or never banned it all. The United States could legalize drugs and bring in many benefits. During the last couple of years legalization has become a major topic throughout the country. Colorado and Washington have become the first to legalize marijuana and both have benefitted greatly from it. If the United States legalized the use of the drugs then the economy would grow, crime rate would fall, and people would be smarter about drug use....   [tags: benefits, history of marihuana]

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A Stand On Marijuana Legalization

- A Stand on Marijuana Legalization In the nineteen- the sixties and seventies, marijuana was used freely and the most widely used. The drug is still used today by people viewing it as a harmless natural substance helping with many mental and health issues. From experience marijuana causes problems with thinking and concentration. And if smoking a batch lace with something it can cause hallucinations and impaired skills. People employ different stances on the legalization of the drug. Cultures give credence to illegal marijuana and have doubts about the use....   [tags: Cannabis, Legality of cannabis by country, Hashish]

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Legalization of Marijuana: Just Say No

- Pot, weed, grass, hay, Mary Jane: all names for the illegal drug marijuana. This drug can be used for either medical or recreational purposes. In the past election, many states voted for the legalization of this drug. Legalizing marijuana, in my opinion, would not be beneficial. Releasing this drug to a greater population would increase the chances of it falling into the hands of children and causing harm to those around the abuser. Also, marijuana is considered a “gate-way” drug, or a drug leading to the usage of methamphetamine, heroin, or any ‘harder’ drugs and its addiction is difficult to overcome....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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The Potential Legalization Of Marijuana

- One of the most controversial topics in Canada is the potential legalization of marijuana. Marijuana is at times viewed as a helpful medicine; but it is in fact a dangerous and harmful drug. Marijuana, also referred to as weed, pot, grass, ganja, and Mary Jane is very popular within our society. Marijuana can be used in various forms; it can be rolled into cigarettes which are referred to as “joints”, it can also be used in pipes known as “bongs”. Marijuana is also used in tea; this is normally used for medicinal purposes, it is also found in foods such as cookies and brownies....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug, Heroin, Drug addiction]

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Pro Legalization of Marijuana

- Legalization is a much-debated topic that has been a minor issue up until the past few years at least for marijuana. Apart from marijuana though are other schedule I and schedule II drugs that can be made legal under the right circumstances. The war on drugs has been has been a complete failure despite the increase in funding that our government is provided. Also the drug policies themselves are flawed. However, with law enforcement and the government not giving up entirely with the war on drugs it will be a while before they realize the pros far outweigh the cons....   [tags: benefits, drug policy]

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The Legalization Of Marijuana Legalization

- The Legalization of Marijuana Marijuana has been in use for hundreds of years in India and Nepal, where it was used in many religious rituals. In the 1900’s, medical practitioners sold the drug under the name of cannabis, and consequently popularized the word among English speakers. Starting at 1860 and on, state governments began implementing regulations for sales of Marijuana. In 1894, there was a report released, at the request of the UK Secretary of State and the government of India, by the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission....   [tags: Cannabis, Hashish, Hemp]

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Legalization Of Marijuan Economic And Societal Effects

- Legalization of Marijuana: The Economic and Societal Effects The legalization of marijuana and other controlled substances is a highly discussed and controversial topic. Opponents have generally repeated arguments formed from long lasting government propaganda in the past, and proponents have been working tirelessly to break down those preconceptions. There are many arguments for and against the legalization of marijuana, and in many ways it is the same discussion that led to the end of prohibition....   [tags: Drug addiction, Drug, Recreational drug use]

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The War on Drugs is Failing

- The War on Drugs is Failing “Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance… for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and make a crime out of things that are not a crime. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principle upon which our government was founded” Abraham Lincoln On January 16, 1920 the Eighteenth Amendment was ratified by thirty-six states and became part of the Constitution. The intention of this new amendment was to lower alcohol consumption by Americans....   [tags: George Bush's War on Drugs]

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The Legalization Of Marijuana For Medical And Recreational Use

- The legalization of marijuana, for both medical and recreational use, was prominent in the November 8, 2016 national election. Four states out of the five that had it on the ballot legalized the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Three states voted to legalize medicinal marijuana, and one state (Montana) voted to reduce restrictions previously associated with their medical marijuana laws. In total, thirty states now have laws legalizing the use of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes.1¬¬¬¬ In Oklahoma, a state with a long standing tradition of very traditional and conservative voting, voters passed a bill decriminalizing2 simple drug possession as well as some property cr...   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use]

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Legalization of Cannabis for its Medicinal Value

- In 1972, Congress categorized Cannabis in Schedule I of the controlled substance, making it illegal in the United States. The reason behind was that they considered the plant has “no accepted medical use”. Decades later, 20 out of 50 states, and District of Columbia have legalized the medical use of cannabis. During the past decade, numerous researches and medical trials have been conducted on Cannabis. Opponent of the plants legalization argues that the drug is too dangerous to use; it is addictive; and that legal drugs are often more effective than marijuana....   [tags: epilepsy, cancer, pain]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- Legalization of Marijuana "The only way in which a human being can make some approach to knowing the whole of any subject is by hearing what can be said about it by persons of every variety of opinion and studying all modes in which in can be looked at by every character of mind. No wise man ever acquired his wisdom in any mode but this.' - John Stuart Mill" (Mill. 7). The topic of legalizing marijuana is a very conservational issue in American politics today. There are many good arguments both for and against legalization....   [tags: Law]

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Legalisation of Marijuana

- The discussion whether marijuana should be legalized and taxed is very present within the last month. That’s why I’m going to discuss the pro and cons about the legalisation of weed, as it is often called, in the following research paper. Marijuana is a drug produced from the Cannabis plant, which is used to produce several kind of drugs. It is illegal an illegal substance under federal law, but some states passed legislation, that allowed the use of medical marijuana. Some states like Colorado and Washington went further and legalized the sale and consumption of small amounts of weed....   [tags: legalization and taxing of cannabis ]

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Legalization of Marijuana

-      For decades the marijuana prohibition has been violating individual’s rights, but scientific research has proven that marijuana has therapeutic uses and is harmless compared to other drugs. Therefore, marijuana should not be considered a dangerous drug and should be legalized. The prohibition of marijuana did not end with crime; nonetheless, it is responsible for the imprisonment of thousands of its users. The government’s campaign against marijuana has also created cultural factors that make the use of marijuana socially unacceptable....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Drug History Essays]

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Liberal Views On The War On Drugs

- Liberal and Conservative Views on the War on Drugs Drug use has been an ongoing problem in our country for decades. The use of drugs has been the topic of many political controversies throughout many years. There has been arguments that are for legalizing drugs and the benefits associated with legalization. Also, there are some who are opposed to legalizing drugs and fear that it will create more problems than solve them. Conservatives and liberals often have different opinions for controversial topics such as “the war on drugs,” but it is necessary to analyze both sides in order to gain a full understanding of their beliefs and to decide in a change in policy is in order....   [tags: Drug addiction, Prohibition, Drug, Conservatism]

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The War On Drugs And The United States

- The War on Drugs has been around since 1971 when President Richard Nixon gave a press conference and declared drugs as “public enemy number one”. Since then multiply agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), campaigns like Nancy Reagan “Just Say No”, and laws like the “Anti-Drug Abuse Act” administered by President Ronald Reagan have been constructed to control and prevent the flow and consumption of illegal drugs into the country. The United States spends billions of dollars into these agencies every year in order to cease the flow and consumption....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug addiction, Drug, Heroin]

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Drugs Should Not Be Legalized

- Nida Uddin ECON Drugs Should NOT be Legalized It is important to be informed of what we are defending, and in this case it is to not legalize drugs. One may ask, what are drugs. Drugs are chemicals, that may affect your body in many different ways, whether it be good or bad. However, most of the time, it 's not always a positive outcome. Some drugs even leave lifetime damage to your brain and body. Although, there are many different ways to take drugs, some of the most common ways are; inhalation, ingestion, and injection....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug, Heroin]

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Should Drugs Be Legal Or Illegal?

- The 2015 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimated that a total of 246 million people used an illicit drug in 2013. The question of the legality of drugs is multi-layered. It is a question of health risks, economical gain, crime reduction, and morality. Each point is a separate argument within itself, but they all orbit the same question. Should drugs be legal or illegal. This question is one of the most asked and debated of all time. This article is focused on one point, and that is, the morality of drug legalization....   [tags: Recreational drug use, Drug, Prohibition, Cannabis]

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U.S. Fights the War on Drugs

- The United States has been fighting the war on drugs since 1971 when Richard Nixon declared the name “War on Drugs”. What does “War on Drugs” mean. What is the cost to taxpayers. What is the Obama administration doing about the “War on Drugs”. What countries are the drugs coming from and going to. What are the solutions that we as a nation should be thinking and implementing. Is Decriminalization of drugs the answer to the problem. The drug problem in the United States is almost impossible to control, but maybe with combined efforts of the different leaders of nations involved can help end the devastating corruption of the drugs wars....   [tags: taxpayers, traffickers, cocaine]

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A New Approach to the War on Drugs

- Wars are never won. Unlike a game, the cost associated with a war ensures that there is never really a winner. If you could ask the dead, I doubt they would answer that their lives were worth the price of victory. Such is the case with the so called “War on Drugs.” Movies and folklore have glamorized war as something noble. They suggest that a cause worth fighting for is worth the ultimate sacrifice. It is true that there are times throughout our history that mankind, with his back against the wall, has had to risk all for the greater good....   [tags: health, illegal substances, sociology]

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Recreational Drugs Should Be Legalized

- Recreational drugs are drugs with psychoactive (mind-altering) effects that are taken mainly for the “high” rather than for a legitimate medical purpose. Recreational drugs are commonly split up into four categories: 1. Hallucinogenic drugs (drugs that distorts a persons perceived reality) 2. Depressants (inhibits function of central nervous system) 3. Stimulants (speeds up functions of the central nervous system). The use of recreational drugs has been a point of contention in politics in recent years....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug, Heroin, Morphine]

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