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    Office of National Drug Control Policy

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    Office of National Drug Control and the Present Threat Over the last decade, Southwest border violence has elevated into a national security concern. Much of the violence appears to stem from the competing growth and distribution networks that many powerful Mexican drug cartels exercise today. The unfortunate byproduct of this criminality reaches many citizens of the Mexican border communities in the form of indiscriminate street gang shootings, stabbings, and hangings which equated to approximately

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    America's war on drugs, marijuana is one of the biggest enemies. And since alcohol and tobacco, two life threatening substances, are legal it is a relevant question to ask why marijuana is illegal. The taxpayers of America can partly answer this question when they fill out their tax forms and when they hear the hash rhetoric used against marijuana by the government. The fact that marijuana is illegal is sufficiently caused by the amount of money, jobs, and pride invested in the drug war. In other words

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    Government Drug Money

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    today, now cut that amount in half and you now have the amount of money the government is spending on the outrageous drug war. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, The U.S. federal government had spent at least $15 billion dollars in 2010, while the state and local governments added on another $25 billion dollars to that. The amount of money being spent on the drug war is ridiculous compared to what we actually need to spend our hard earned money on. This, including many other dumb

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    to end marijuana use and possession have ultimately proved futile. The current marijuana policy is unjust, causing a wide array of gratuitous at... ... middle of paper ... ... Madison, James, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay. The Federalist Papers. London: Penguin Books, 1987. Plato. Republic. Trans. Robin Waterfield. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993. Schlosser, Eric. Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003.

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    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. As drug arrests rise, so

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    The war on drugs has been heavily criticized over the years due to its incompetence in reducing drug use. This is probably due to the fact that we have never fought the “war on drugs as we have fought other adversaries”, as Charles B. Rangel writes in “Why Drug Legalization Should Be Opposed”(288). However, in “Should Drugs Be Legalized?”, William J. Bennett contends that “every civilized society has found it necessary to exert some form of control over mind-altering substances”, which justifies

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    The United States Needs a Terrorism Czar Introduction Drug trafficking activity and terrorism activity have much in common.  Both drugs and terrorism have strong national security and law enforcement components, they have military components, border control components, economic and trade components, medical components, and agricultural components.  Today there are some 50 federal agencies with some degree of counterdrug responsibilities and at least 12 federal agencies with important

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    The drug control policy of the United States

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    The drug control policy of the United States has always been a subject of debate. From Prohibition in the early 1930’s to the current debate over the legalization of marijuana, drugs have always been near the top of the government’s agenda. Drug use affects every part of our society. It strains our economy, our healthcare, our criminal justice systems, and it endangers the futures of young people. In order to support a public health approach to drug control, the Obama administration has committed

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    Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic that has been classified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It has shown much increase within the past decade throughout the United States and is the nations fastest growing drug problem. The National Institutes of Health through the National Institute on Drug Abuse is a major component of the efforts to guide and develop drug policies. The Office of National Drug Control Policy has impacted the nation in a very positive way by enforcing new

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    Drug Abuse Among Teens

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    Introduction Drugs abuse is serious problem in the United States, especially among teenagers. According to National Drug Intelligence Center (2003) 7.5 million American adolescents aged 12 to 17 used drugs at least once during their lifetime. Teens start to experiment with drugs from a young age and do not think about drugs’ negative consequences. Butler (2010) claims that drug addiction will lead to problems at university or school and loss of alertness, which can cause to injury. Also it will

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