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The War on Drugs and Its Impact on Latin America

- ... After the Mexican Revolution in 1910, cocaine and opium imports began to be restricted by the newly empowered Superior Board of Health. The then leader of the Superior Board of Health, José María Rodríguez, pushed for these reforms, citing the need for a healthy vibrant population due to the country’s proximity to other rapidly growing nations (namely the US). The easily made link between drugs and disparagement, treachery, prison, death, made regulating the drug trade a core priority. Why do drugs get picked up as a national security issue, when alcohol and tobacco are dealt with on the scale of “public health”....   [tags: violent, crimes, catels, policies]

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The War On Drugs : Why It Should End With Decriminalization

- Trent Vuillemot ENG 201: Bauer Assignment 2, Draft 1 Audience: Adults opposed to decriminalizing drugs The War on Drugs Why it should end with decriminalization Every 19 seconds there is a drug arrest in the United States. (Drug War Statistics) On July 17th, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs. Drug abuse, according to the president, was "public enemy number one". Now, a little more than four decades later the U.S. has the largest incarceration rate in the world, with 51% of those in jail for non-violent drug offenses....   [tags: Drug addiction, Drug, Heroin, Prohibition]

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The War On Drugs And Its Effects On The United States

- ... International outlooks on drug policies have suggested that these policies be shaped by science and compassion rather than the public hysteria surrounded by the initial beliefs of the war on drugs. In 2009, Mexico enacted a law known as “ley de narcomenudo”, or Small-Scale Drug Law, which eliminates criminal penalties for specified amounts of heroine, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana, and shifts prosecution form the federal to the state level. An individual who is charged with possession of the specified amount on three separate occasions is required by law to enter a drug treatment program....   [tags: Drug addiction, Heroin, Illegal drug trade, Drug]

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Corruption : Ronald Reagan 's War On Drugs

- Corruption Ronald Reagan led us to understand that drug use has led to the prevalence of corruption all over in the country especially within our police force. Police share assets after raid and seizure of drugs thereby leading to an undercover business led by police officers. This makes it easy for the police to deal in corruption due to the cash involved with these types of raids. The corrupt police are therefore the major winners of the “War on Drugs” due to confiscation of property. Another group of individuals who benefit from these drugs are terrorists whom have played a major role in many undertakings meant to derail the national government and undermine the work achieved....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug addiction, Drug, Police]

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The War On Drugs And Non Violent Marijuana Related Crimes

- The War on Drugs; Non-Violent Marijuana Related Crimes “Do you mind if I smoke quickly. I’m in so much pain it hurts to speak, I cannot make it through this interview without it” exclaimed a medical marijuana patient suffering from sinus cancer during an interview with the American Civil Liberties Union. This is just one reason why millions of patients need marijuana, a plant which has been unfortunately stigmatized by outrageous government propaganda. Despite hundreds of studies proving marijuana’s medicinal qualities, the government continues to wage war against this plant....   [tags: Cannabis, Legality of cannabis by country, Hemp]

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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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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 Role of the Cartels, the United States and the Mexican Federal Government in the Drug War

- The “Drug War” along the border of Mexico and the United States is one of the longest coordinated engagements of law enforcement (who have accepted the aid of the Mexican military) in both countries’ history (Winslow, 2015). The history of this unofficial war is extraordinarily complicated; rife with both political and criminal players, violence, corruption, bad policy, and controversy. Its importance to America and Mexico cannot be underestimated, especially in its role in legislation, law enforcement techniques, and public opinion....   [tags: America's war on drugs]

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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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Legalization is Not a Realistic Alternative to the War on Drugs

- Legalization is Not a Realistic Alternative to the War on Drugs For years, the issue of legalization has been an increasingly controversial subject. Millions of dollars are spent annually in the War on Drugs causing many to wonder if this fight is cost-effective or if an alternative such as legalization would be more realistic than current efforts in drug prevention. Opponents state that with legalization would come an increase not only in availability, but also with everything associated with that availability....   [tags: Papers Weed Marijuana Essays ]

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The War on Drugs and U.S. Foreign Policy

- Introduction The War on Drugs has been a common phrase in the United States for many decades. What exactly does this mean and how does it shape U.S. foreign policy. The War on Drugs can be defined as the systematic and aggressive policy that is determined to undermine and stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. This policy is backed by several U.S. institutions including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S....   [tags: American Drug Policy]

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Education is the Best Weapon in the War on Drugs

- Education is the Best Weapon in the War on Drugs It seems that in the ongoing debate over whether to legalize drugs in the United States, quite a few people feel that legalization would diminish the crime rate. Their argument points out that the permissible use of marijuana would eliminate the necessity for people to go into hard drug territories to purchase such a drug and maybe even deter them from trying narcotics like crack-cocaine and heroin....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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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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Success and Failure in the US-Mexico War on Drugs

- Illegal narcotic drugs represent a $60 billion market in the U.S., and this year alone the State and Federal governments will each spend roughly $20 billion in attempting to stifle this market. The amount of money involved in the drug trade, substantially inflated due to prohibition, makes both systemic corruption and violence inevitable. The illegal drug trade is a sophisticated international network, and while no nation’s involvement is limited to one economic function, one relationship is crystal clear: Mexico serves as a high-volume channel of drugs into the United States, and drug traffickers will go to great lengths to continue serving the American consumers as long as the...   [tags: Essays 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]

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America’s War on Drugs vs. Legalization

- America’s War on Drugs vs. Legalization The United States has spent over 30 years fighting the war on drugs. Americans have paid a heavy price financially. The drug enforcement budget is now $40 billion. A lot of time, effort, and money go into America’s attempt in eliminating trafficking, dealing, and the use of illegal drugs. Many believe that this is a war worth fighting, while others feel that America will never conquer the war on drugs. The latter suggest legalization as an alternative plan that will help save the country millions of dollars....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The War On Drug: Reasons Behind The Criminalisation of Drugs and Functions of Crime In Society

- The War On Drug: Reasons Behind The Criminalisation of Drugs and Functions of Crime In Society The history of the War on Drugs in the United States can be traced back to 1914 with the Harrison Act, the first recorded law to ban the domestic distribution of drugs, as the cornerstone of the criminalisation of drugs in America (McNamara, 2011). However the popularisation of the criminality of drug use was when President Richard Nixon coined the term ‘War on Drugs’ in 1971 (Provine, 2011, p.45). This essay focuses on the disproportionality of incarceration rates between African and Anglo Americans, and illustrates the unequal operation of law enforcement on African-Americans (Provine, 2011)....   [tags: harrison act, drug use, criminology]

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Bad Neighbor Policy: Washington?s futile war on drugs in Latin America?

- Book review: “Bad Neighbor Policy: Washington’s futile war on drugs in Latin America” Edited by Ted Galen Carpenter Overview Introduction 3 I Modest results after thirty years of war 4 The war on drugs consequences on the drugs crops cultivation 4 The war on drugs consequences on the Latin American opinion 5 II The American strategy on the drug war: definitively a bad strategy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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History, Social Factors and Economic Impac of the Prohibition of Alcohol in the United States

- ... Willard would be extremely well known in America, and she was a pioneer in the women’s suffrage movement much like Susan B. Anthony. Willard’s contributions to the temperance movement were significant, and she named Mary Hanchett Hunt in charge of educating America’s youth about the degradation of alcohol (Burns & Novick, 2011). Hunt influenced textbook publishers to let the WCTU’s message be heard in the public school system. Hunt’s efforts were in good practice, and the public school system would start using terribly fictitious propaganda against alcohol as part of the education program (Burns & Novick, 2011)....   [tags: 18th ammendment, war on drugs]

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Pros and Cons of Legalizing Marijuana

- There have been 20 million arrests since 1965 for the possession of marijuana, also known as cannabis. The amount of crime and arrests for possessions of the illicit drug has increased due to the prohibition. Cannabis was a major cash crop for the industrial production prior to its illegalization. It has been estimated that the United States spends approximately $7.7 billion each year to prohibit the use of marijuana alone. Currently the number of people incarcerated is six to ten times higher than European countries (NORML)....   [tags: cannabis, failed war on drugs]

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Drug Abuse in the United States: a Public Health Issue or a Criminal Justice Issue?

- Everyday Americans are arrested for illegal drug abuse, making it difficult for them to receive employment and maintain a financially stable lifestyle. If all illegal drugs were decriminalized entirely, drug abuse would drop dramatically. Drug abuse in the United States is seen as a criminal justice issue and, millions of individuals are incarcerated each year. Instead of criminalizing the use of drugs, abuse should solely be seen as a health concern. Drug abusers and addicts direly deserve support and treatment, in lieu of imprisoning them and convicting them of a felony that will trail them for the rest of their lives....   [tags: war on drugs, illegal drugs, incarceration]

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The Failure of Plan Colombia

- Background Plan Colombia is a long-prevailing foreign aid package bestowed to the country of Colombia from the United States. This foreign aid package grants substantial financial assistance to Colombia, intending to fight the “War on Drugs” and to reduce the trafficking of narcoleptics, but there is a multitude of other factors and implications, both unintentional or indirect and intentional due to ulterior motives. To accomplish the goals of Plan Colombia, most of the aid has been provided in the form of armed forces....   [tags: War Against Drugs]

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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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The Overcrowding of Prisons and Jails

- Prison overcrowding is a serious issue that is rapidly growing in the United States. Since the 19th Century it has been plaguing the criminal justice system and has rolled over to our modern prison system. Overcrowding is more complex than what people see on the outside looking in. There are multiple reasons that contribute to the increase population of inmates. Throughout the years, there has been an ongoing debate on what the causes are and how they can be improved. Since the early years, prison populations have been rising at an enormous rate....   [tags: War on Drugs, Cruel and Unusual Punishment]

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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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The Impact of Law Enforcement Tactics on Us

- IMPACT ON US LAW ENFORCEMENT TACTICS The current violence and drug traffic in Mexico presents a twofold problem in regards to domestic law enforcement in the United States. Not only are US law enforcement authorities required to combat the massive influx of illicit drugs from Mexico, they are also expected to stem the tide of illegal immigrants, many fleeing the dire circumstances in their home country, and also to quell fears of cartel violence spilling over our largely unsecured southern border....   [tags: violence, mexican war on drugs]

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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]

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Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986

- The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 was policy pushed into legislation on the heels of public outcry over the death of University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias. The basketball star, who two days earlier was drafted 2nd overall in the NBA draft, died of cocaine intoxication. Ten years prior, President Nixon declared a “War on Drugs” in America. He hoped that propaganda and social encouragement would move America to change its perception on drugs. Going so far to ask influential figures like Elvis Presley, who later died of drug overdose, to help create a drug free America (Deborah J....   [tags: War On Drugs, Drug Abuse, Legislation, Death]

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America's Unjust Drug War

- The argument over drug reform and the current prohibition has been going on for years. It seems to be an argument between a wise parent and a young teenager, but as generations change more and more of the parents seem to switch sides. While prohibitionists say the mainstream drugs like cocaine, heroin, LSD, and marijuana are harmful and immoral, legalizers argue the opposite (Rachels 223). While they are both valid and interesting arguments the drugs named above still remain illegal. Many organizations and respected citizens have come to America’s attention in their support for drug reform or complete legalization of certain drugs....   [tags: Drugs]

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The Beat Generation

- The period leading up to the 1950s was considered as the Era of Conformity. At this time the majority of Americans were living in suburban areas called Levittowns, felt threatened by Communism, they were driven with conspicuous soncumption. Men would go to work all dressing up in a grey or blue flannel suit while women were domesticated for they stayed home to cook, clean, and tend the children. For Americans at that time eating a family dinner and watching TV every night was considered a conservative tradition....   [tags: American History, Drugs, Crime, World War]

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The War on Marijuana Costs

- Marijuana is a drug that can be consumed by either smoking or eating; this drug is typically used for medicinal or recreational use, however, in the United States it is the most popular illegal drug used on a daily basis by many users. Under federal law marijuana is classified as a schedule one controlled substance, also in this category includes heroin, LSD, and PCP. Marijuana has many street names such as Pot, herb, weed, Mary Jane, grass, and reefer just to name a few. Marijuana is considered a gateway drug and may lead to potential use of other hardcore illicit drugs....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]

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The 1960s Countercultural Sensation

- The 1960s counterculture was a cultural sensation which first began to take shape in the United States and from there on it spread throughout the rest of the west. It spread sometime in the early sixties to early seventies. The counterculture sensation began to catch on quickly and it eventually went on to become groundbreaking. Several components contributed in making the counterculture of the 1960s a unique era from the other opposition movements of the previous eras. The post-war baby boom created an unexceptional amount of youngsters who were an integral part of making the counterculture movement....   [tags: war, race, realtions, sexuality, rights, drugs]

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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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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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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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Decriminalization of Drugs

- For many years, a real push has been looming on the idea of legalizing now illegal drugs. This has become a hot debate throughout nations all over the world, from all walks of life. The dispute over the idea of decriminalizing illegal drugs is and will continue on as an ongoing conflict. In 2001, Drug decriminalization in all drugs, including cocaine and heroin, became a nationwide law in Portugal (Greenwald). Ethan Nadelman, essayist of “Think again: Drugs,” states his side of the story on the continuing criminalization of hard drugs, in which he stand to oppose....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]

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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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Pro-Legalization of Drugs

- Today’s society is suffering rapid decay due to the never-ending war against drugs. Politicians make dramatic speeches advocating tougher drug laws to when there to when seats. But what has this war really accomplished. In fact would legalization benefit society. Yes. Legalization is an option that should be heavily considered. I will illustrate in detail how the economy will be positively impacted building a foundation toward ending the So call war on drugs with a win for America as a whole....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]

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Revising the Drug War Strategy: To Win a Losing Battle

- The three major international drug control treaties are. The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 as amended by the 1972 Protocol (UN, 1961), Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971 (UN, 1971), United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988 (UN, 1988). These conventions seek to combat the drug trafficking and drug abuse while ensuring that there is availability of narcotic/psychotropic drugs for medical and scientific use. Outlining the Burning Situation: Today, there are between 149 and 271 million people worldwide who have used illicit substances at least once in a year and global lifetime figures are higher than a billi...   [tags: psychotropic substances,illicit traffic, drugs]

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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]

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The Never Ending Drug War

- Narcotics, guns and violence, the powerful elements of the never ending war. All these elements are part of the campaign to rid the world of the disaster that drugs so ferociously have inflicted upon America. The war, created by The United States’ demand and government circumstances, has been fighting drug lords and opportunists. The United States has for the past three decades declared that it is in a full fledged attack against drugs and the violence it fosters. For decades billions and billons of dollars have been justified through the infamous War on Drugs....   [tags: Drugs Narcotics Politics Essays]

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The Legalization Drugs

- The Legalization Drugs The dawn of the twenty first century has ushered in a new age of optimism and wonder. Despite the proclamations of television, all is not in well in our part of the world. Our societies have succumbed to the modern holy war on drugs. Being fought against our own citizens and citizens abroad, an international effort to eradicate drug production and use has undoubtedly failed leaving in its wake social unrest and political chaos. Assault, property crime, racial and economic marginalization, murder, corruption and many other undesirable things are burning through society fueled by the drug war's cold and inhuman policies....   [tags: Drugs Legalization Health Essays]

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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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Drugs Should be Legalized

- The Federal Government, while trying to protect us from our human nature, developed harsh anti-drug policies with the hope of eradicating drugs. At the time, these policies seemed simple enough: we will impose penalties on those who use substances illegally, we will intercept drugs coming from other countries while ending all drug cultivation in the States, and we will even try to prevent foreign governments from growing these substances. The idea of the Drug Prohibition surely made sense: lower demand of drugs by law enforcement, and reduce supply through domestic and international means....   [tags: Legalization of Drugs]

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Drugs In The Urban Community

- The real America is filled with abandoned houses, prostitution, and citizens that have no hope on life. How can this lifestyle become a normal living condition. Some say there is no chance on restoring the communities that were destroyed from drugs. Is our government aware of the hardship and poverty while they send troops to war. The infestation of drugs overtaking communities results in corruption in neighborhoods, destroying families, weakening the school system and increasing the crime and violence rate....   [tags: Descriptive Drugs Gangs]

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Drugs in United States

- Drugs in United States Drugs are a complex problem with widespread political, economic and social implications for producing, transit, and consumer nations. In the area of foreign policy, political and economic instability in drug producing areas around the world-and particularly in Latin America is an epidemic that cannot be ignored. The objective of this paper is to asses the past issues, current status, and future prospects of the US war on drugs in Latin America - specifically Panama. It begins with a brief overview of the basic problems of drug use in America, and examines how the United States has handled the specific situation of General Noriega and the Panamanians....   [tags: Drug Trafficking Drugs Essays]

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America’s Drug War

- The War on Drugs, like the war on Terrorism, is a war that America may not be able to afford to win. For over forty years the United States has been fighting the War on Drugs and there is no end in sight. It has turned into a war that is about politics and economics rather than about drugs and criminals. The victims of this war are numerous; but perhaps they are not as numerous as those who benefit from the war itself. History of U.S Drug Policy: While laws prohibiting the use of drugs, in one form or another, can be traced back to the 1870s, it was not until 1968, when Richard M....   [tags: Illegal Drugs, Narcotics Essays]

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Legalization of All Drugs

- Legalization of All Drugs Legalize Drugs. I know what you’re thinking, are you crazy. The debate over the legalization of drugs continues to disturb the American public. Such an issue stirs up moral and religious beliefs, beliefs that are contrary to what Americans should believe. I ask all of you to please keep an open mind and hear me out on this very controversial subject. All of us have in some way or another been affected by drug, whether it is a family member or the economic burden on society....   [tags: Legalizing Drugs Narcotics Argumentative Essays]

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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]

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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]

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The American Constitution and Drug War

- The consensus with regards to drug laws favors more stringent and draconian laws, with the attempt to stifle use and punish crime. There are many claims used against drug legalization, such as, moral degradation, crime, the destruction of inner cities; along with families, diseases, such as AIDS, and the corrupting of law enforcement. When one examines the effects of prohibition, one has to inquire: has the cost been worth it. Certainly, an argument for the abolition of prohibition doesn’t include the favoring of drug use, but merely recognizes the vain and utopian attempt to control individual choices....   [tags: American Government, Law, drugs, criminal justice]

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Drug Addiction : Drugs And Drugs

- ... Bennett is conferring the intelligent false notion of Hasty Generalization (Converse Accident) whereby he is marking all erudite people with the conclusions of a couple. Had he set aside an ideal opportunity to express the more contextualized and nuanced contentions of his rivals, he would have discovered much harder sledding. It is anything but difficult to reject rivals whom you reprimand as languid nitwits. At the point when Bennett at long last addresses a key contention of the learned people, that authorization would remove benefit incentives, he centers his counter on expelling benefits from moderately little time venders and makes the point that generally couple of extensive merch...   [tags: Drug addiction, Prohibition, Drug Policy Alliance]

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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]

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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 War Of The Vietnam War

- Many of those supporting the Vietnam War would argue with those against the war saying that it was winnable. There have been plausible evidence and information found suggesting that the war was not unwinnable. Lewis Sorley wrote in his book, A Better War, that the “fighting wasn’t over, but the war was won.” He states, “…the VC had virtually been exterminated and the NVA, which had endeavored to go big time with divisional sized units, had been drive across the border of Cambodia.” The war was winnable because of the experience of America 's military and the amount of provisions America had....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, Vietnam]

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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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Military Sexual Assault: The Invisible War by T.K. Barwlow

- Throughout history, the United States Military has faced numerous scandals. From its role in the Vietnam War, to the Iran-Contra Affair, to the Iraq War, to the abuse and denial of due process rights to detainees currently held indefinitely at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; the Department of Defense has undeniably raised many questions about its ethics and treatment toward both civilians and fellow members of the Armed Forces alike. One recent scandal, which would now appear to be becoming the standard, is that of sexual assault within the military....   [tags: US military scandals, drugs]

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Legalization of Drugs

- The current hot-topic debate about the legalization of marijuana for medical exposes the long lasting debate about the economic viability of prohibiting certain kind of drugs considered illicit. Many social costs to society are attributable to illicit drugs, along with tobacco, alcohol, and guns. In fact, each of these vices is allegedly responsible for $200 billion annual expenditure in social costs of the USA (Donohue, 2010). Interestingly, all these commodities mentioned above have common characteristics: a sizeable proportion of consumers responsibly use each of them hence virtually zero social externality; and a trivial subset of society individuals irresponsibly use each of these comm...   [tags: alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, opponents]

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The Use of Drugs by 1950s Artists

- A movement arose among the artists of 1950s America as a reaction to the time's prevailing conformity and affluence whose members attempted to extract all they could from life, often in a strikingly self-destructive way. Specifically, the Beat writers and jazz musicians of the era found escape from society in drugs and fast living. But what exactly led so many to this dangerous path. Why did they choose drugs and speed to implement their rebellion. A preliminary look at the contradictions that prevailed in 1950s American society may give some insight into these artists' world....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Speed Narcotics]

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The Legalization Of Drugs For The United States

- In the early 1970’s Richard Nixon coined the well-known phrase “war on drugs”. His anti-drug ideology played a massive role in his campaign for presidency. During one of his speeches he was even quoted warning that “America’s public enemy number one in the United States is drug abuse”. For over thirty years the United States has been in an everlasting battle with drug distribution and drug abuse, but the problem still exists. A number of Americans have noticed that the situation has not changed and wonder if the United Stated should approach the crisis differently....   [tags: Drug addiction, United States, Illegal drug trade]

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The Legalization of Drugs and The Consequences on Society

- The use of drugs by members of society is a problem for some individuals and a larger problem for the legal system. The use of drugs has created crime among the dealers of illegal substances in many forms, the classification of that substance determines the level of the crime, and with different charges the legal system acts accordingly. In the case of drugs and the legal systems, action against the use or distribution of those substances, many people have been incarcerated in the United States where the tax payers have to support the criminals that are housed for a period of time....   [tags: Marijuana, Crack, Economy]

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The Commercialization of Drugs in Malasya

- According to the Malaysian legislation, specifically the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, drug trafficking activities include the ‘manufacturing, importing, exporting, keeping, concealing, buying, selling, giving, receiving, storing, administering, transporting, carrying, sending, delivering, procuring, supplying, or distributing’ of any prohibited drugs including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, morphine, heroin, opium among others (Dangerous Drugs Act, 1952). Drug misuse is considered a demoralizing factor in nation-building thus anti-drug law is regulated with an aim to create a society free of drugs, in terms of both supply and demand, thus enabling a morally-conscious and functioning natio...   [tags: malaysian legislation, drug trafficking]

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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]

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The Spread of Drugs as a World Problem

- There are many security threats facing nation states. The threat of international terrorism attract the most headlines and governments spend a lot of money to combat it. But there are so called "soft security" threats that if not dealt with lead to the strengthening of organized crime groups that wreak havoc on a society's security and economy. Three of the threats that challenge states today are the smuggling of drugs, arms trafficking, and illegal alien smuggling. In the United States, the porous border with Mexico has only made these threats more imminent....   [tags: Trafficking, Smuggling, Border]

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The Prohibition Of Psychoactive Drugs

- ... In the area of science, it is known that every theory that is made up has to be analyzed against all possible consequences to see if it predicts anything else. In this case, the theory assumes there would have to be zero drugs to start with in the first place. However, Say’s law in economics states that supply creates its own demand (Say 1). This supply is what gave power to many international drug cartels. Although it originally sounded like a strong and healthy measure to combat drug abuse, the war on drugs had soon turned into a global disaster ranging from mass incarceration to violent cartels as well as a public health nightmare for this country....   [tags: Drug addiction, Illegal drug trade, Drug]

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Anti-Drugs Policies in the 1960s

- ... When LSD was first synthesized in a laboratory the world was two years away from the end of World War II. Albert Hoffman, a Swiss scientist is credited with the discovery of LSD’s hallucinogenic properties he was the first person to use LSD to intentionally go on an acid “trip,” the day became known as bicycle day. One score years later, LSD was being used recreationally by the new counterculture, or hippies. Many people turned to this mind-altering drug as way to experience nature, and the company of others....   [tags: illicit narcotics, prevention, columbian cartels]

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It's Time to Legalize Drugs

- No one can honestly claim that current American drug policies have been a success. To the contrary, the current policy of drug prohibition, aside from being ineffective and costly, has created a set of unwanted consequences including: a high prison population of non-violent offenders, corruption within law enforcement, health issues, and an erosion of civil liberties . Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Yet despite the failures of the current policy in deterring drug use that is just what the government is choosing to do....   [tags: Drug Legalization]

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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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Drugs Are Bad, Mkay

- “Drugs are bad, mkay.” (Stone, 1998) That’s what we’ve come to learn from Mr. Mackey in South Park. While that is known, is the “War on Drugs” the best way to combat drug use in society today. It was a hopeful effort initiated by President Nixon to fight this enduring problem but there could be more productive ways that will ultimately lead us into the betterment of tomorrow. The government is spending billions of dollars on this fight. If drugs were to be legalized, that money could be relocated to funding drug treatment programs, therapy and research to help prevent future drug use and abuse....   [tags: Drug addiction, Illegal drug trade, Drug, Heroin]

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Should Drugs Be Decriminalized?

- Should Drugs Be Decriminalized. Recreational drug use has been controversial for years. Government has deemed the use of certain drugs to be dangerous, addictive, costly, and fatal. Governmental agencies have passed laws to make drugs illegal and then have focused a great deal of attention and money trying to prohibit the use of these drugs, and many people support these sanctions because they view the illegality of drugs to be the main protection against the destruction of our society (Trebach, n.d.)....   [tags: drug policy, government, taxes]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- ... Racism precluded them from receiving a proper education or a normal job, and thus the inhabitants of Potrero Hill had to turn to selling drugs, an inherently dangerous task. The stress of being under constant danger results in violence that only cuts them off from the rest of the world. Pizza deliverymen and policemen alike avoid Potrero Hill, alienating those living there and maintaining their poverty. Both Potrero Hill and Vietnam are the scenes of lewd violence against children. Though in Vietnam, there is no physical sexual violence, the presence of young boys in a place as traumatizing as the warzone of Vietnam is enough to strip them of their innocence, one of the things that make...   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, United States, Communism]

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Common drugs

- 1. What is cannabis. Cannabis or marijuana is a flowering plant that includes three main types; Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis. All of those three types differ from each other by different characteristics, such as size, aroma, flower appearance, THC/CBD ratio, effect etc. Cannabis Sativa is the most common form of cannabis worldwide. Sativa provides an energetic, cerebral and inspiring “high”, usually followed by a craving for high caloric food. Almost all hemp grown for industrial purposes is Cannabis Sativa, and it is also used by people undergoing chemotherapy, AIDS treatments etc....   [tags: cannabis, marijuana, drug legallization]

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Drugs Should Never be Legalized: Drugs are Responsilbe for Many Problems in Society

- Everyone agrees that something must be done about the tremendous physical and emotional health problems that drug abuse causes. Concern about the abuse of drugs is so widespread that recent polls indicate it to be one of the most serious problems in today's world, threatening the security and freedom of whole nations. Politicians, health experts and much of the general public feel that no issue is more important than drug abuse. America's other pressing social problems- disease, poverty, child abuse and neglect, and corruption- often have a common element, that is drug abuse....   [tags: drug abuse, rhetorical essays, rhetoric]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized in the United States?

- Should Marijuana Be Legalized in the United States of America. In light of recent laws allowing Cannabis sativa, more commonly known as marijuana, to be prescribed for medicinal purposes, the question has been raised: Should marijuana be legalized in the United States. (“Marijuana”). With recent studies refuting many common anti-marijuana beliefs, international perceptions are increasingly shifting towards the side its supporting legalization. Most scientists agree that the toxicity of marijuana has been exaggerated and does not earn it a place in the same drug category as heroin and other heavy drugs (“Marijuana Is Not Addictive)....   [tags: Drugs]

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One Battle Ground at a Time

- “The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this”. (Albert Einstein quotes on Hemp). The United States of American is the largest customer of illicit drugs in the entire world. With this comes a problem or war per say on illegal activities that are generated by providing this country and its growing market with the supply that it demands....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Mexican Drug Cartels: Problem of the Past or Indication of the Future?

- The Mexican drug war began in the 1960s, with America’s love for illegal drugs fueling the fire. Narco-violence has claimed the lives of thousands of citizens in recent years. Drug cartels have become comparable to Mafia figures, and have resorted to Mafia-style violence to prove to the Mexican government that they remain in control. The violence caused by drug cartels is rumored to lead Mexico to become a failed state. George W. Grayson, regular lecturer at the United States Department of State, has made more than one-hundred and twenty-five research trips to Mexico, and is considered an expert on U.S.-Mexican relations....   [tags: Drugs]

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President Ronald Reagan And The Cold War

- ... “It was during this time that his political views shifted from liberal to conservative; he led pro-business discussions, speaking out against excessive government regulation and wasteful spending — central themes of his future political career” (“Ronald Reagan Biography”). Throughout Reagan’s life, he was fascinated with politics. His political views were molded by his parents, both democrats. During Richard Nixon’s candidacy for president against Kennedy, Reagan gave over 200 speeches in support of Nixon....   [tags: Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Cold War]

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Meth Use: A Nation in Crisis

- This nation is facing a problem with a powerful stimulant, known as Meth. Meth is a highly addictive drug that is, and a hard to kick. Meth is a huge money making business so the marketing of the drug is not only targeted to adults, but the younger generation as well. Despite the effort with the war on drugs, Law Enforcement is facing a tough battle of controlling the clandestine meth labs, and meth brought to the United States from Mexico. Meth not only hurts the user, but families, and communities as well....   [tags: Drugs ]

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