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  • Decriminalization of Marijuana in Canada

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    be treated more like tobacco or alcohol. The House of Commons committee’s report stated that although marijuana is unhealthy, the punishments for having even a small amount of marijuana are disproportionably harsh. The House is promoting the decriminalization of marijuana to make it legal to possess an amount of marijuana not exceeding 30 grams, which is about one ounce. These two committees seem to come to the same conclusion that marijuana is placed in the same class as more “hard-core” drugs such

  • Decriminalization of a Natural Medicine

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    their life”? And why is there such a heated and controversial debate over something that has been rumored to be so dangerous? To every debate there are those who feel the positive outweighs the negative and vise versa. Those who are against the decriminalization of marijuana often base their arguments on the alleged dangers that users can experience. The biggest argument is that the “drug” is addicting. It is often referred to as a gate way drug and believed to open the door to harsher dangerous drugs

  • Marijuana Decriminalization

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    The Canadian government has created many laws with the intention of ameliorating the quality of life of its citizens. Unfortunately, in some instances these laws and policies become public nuisances that do more harm than good. This has become the case with the federal government’s decision to criminalize marijuana under the Narcotics Act. This legislation was created by bureaucrats without fully weighing its advantages and disadvantages in an attempt to protect Canadian citizens from the effects

  • The Benefits Of Decriminalization Of Marijuana

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    topic throughout Canada. Public opinion is divided on whether or not it should be legalized or decriminalized. A poll conducted by the Forum Poll consisting of 1189 Canadians 18 years of age and older, over two thirds (69%) supported either decriminalization for small amounts of marijuana (34%) or outright legalization and taxation (35%) (Forum Research). Canada is ranked fifth in the world for marijuana usage, but ranks first among industrializing nations. 16% of people aged 15 and older have admitted

  • Decriminalization and Legalizing Marijuana in America

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    Marijuana prohibition in the American criminal laws is quite exceptional. There are no other laws that are both enforced so widely and severely across the country, but yet considered unnecessary by such an overwhelming portion of the country’s populace. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States.” The advocacy group National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws claims that marijuana is the third-most popular

  • Social and Economic Benefits of Marijuana Decriminalization

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    indicating the economic cost of lost productivity from drug-related incarcerations is considerably higher than the cost associated with drug use, this brief aims to communicate our findings regarding the social and economic benefits of federal decriminalization of marijuana. Outlining The Problem In 2010, the U.S. federal government spent over $15 billion battling the war on drugs, at a rate of about $500 per second (Miron & Waldock, 2010). The number of people incarcerated for nonviolent offenses

  • Argumentative Essay: The Decriminalization Of Marijuana

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    Decriminalization of Marijuana The decriminalization of marijuana has been an intense debate since the end of the prohibition era. Although congress has their reasons for not legalizing marijuana, they are most likely clinging to their personal beliefs and failing to face the facts when it comes to this hot issue. Marijuana should be legalized because the cost of keeping marijuana illegal is expensive, prohibiting the use of it does not help the problem of over usage, and people deserve the freedom

  • Drug Free And Decriminalization Case Study

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    every citizen realizes an ethic of abolition, changes in both state-wide and individual attitudes are needed. Experimenting with different forms of regulation can help Canada be drug-free, but it remains to be seen if methods of legalization, decriminalization, or depenalization can participate in this vision. If more productivity is lost incarcerating drug users compared to an assumed loss of productivity in the consumption of illicit substances (Rhem 2002), it is important to understand that the

  • Decriminalization

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    I. Introduction The primary sociological question here is what impact the decriminalization of drugs has on society and how different society’s members will react to such a policy. There are two main sides taken when discussing the decriminalization of drugs. The first theorizes that should this liberal drug policy be implemented, there will be a large increase in drug usage and drug related problems. The opposing side, which has gained popularity in recent years, believes that decriminalizing drugs

  • Decriminalization of drugs

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    Decriminalization of drugs is a sensible policy and many would approve in decriminalization under the current regime. The outlook will be vastly good with the possibilities of less property crimes and homicides in the current society, also less overcrowding in prisons due to addicts getting convicted, and huge percent of sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS will decrease to users who are not homosexual. Property crimes will go down outstandingly due to anyone addicted to drugs. Citizens will