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    Since the beginning of time prostitution has been an ongoing controversial debate. Prostitution has been practiced throughout ancient and modern culture has been described as "the world's oldest profession” and despite consistent attempts at regulation, it continues nearly unchanged. Prostitution is the act or practice of engaging in promiscuous sexual relations for money. It occurs across cultures and political systems, even operating in socialist societies. The exploitation of engaging in sexual

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    politicians really need to put all of our options into perspective, and one of the things we need to talk about is decriminilization. Common sense or logic would dictate that when you take this issue on, when you talk about legalization or decriminalization, if you are going to talk about that, you are going to have to talk about taking it in steps, and certainly the first step would be marijuana. All of us can make a list out of friends that have used drugs. Are our friends criminals for using

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    Max Shellenbergar PHL 202: Critical Thinking Professor Turner 1 December 2017 Decriminalization of Prostitution We all believe that we have the right to our own bodies, however if we need protection shouldn’t it be the government's duty to help us protect our bodies and create the best possible environment for the business person and the consumer. Prostitution is what is known as a consensual crime. This means that prostitution is directly a victimless crime, however there have been reports of prostitutes

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    prostitution in 2003- 2009 and the rape rate reduces significantly. The difference between legalization and decriminalization is that decriminalization is to get rid of all punishment for prostitution and the advertisement of prostitution, while legalizing is wherein the states doesn’t prosecute prostitution per se but takes a heavy-handed approach to its regulation (Brown, 2). I’m strongly with decriminalization overall because having a criminal record could affect your future as in getting a job. When men

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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

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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

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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

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    Decriminalization vs. Prohibition The idea of Drug Prohibition made sense: lower the availability of drugs by the use of law enforcement. Unfortunately, Drug Prohibition means heavy costs while proving to be ineffective and counterproductive. I was thirteen when I saw drugs for the first time. I was with some of my friends that live down the road from me. They asked me if I wanted to get high with them. At the time, I didn't know what getting high meant, so I asked them. One of them pulled ut a

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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

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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

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