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Marijuana Legalization

- This debate is becoming more and more relevant since the economy collapsed. The argument over whether marijuana should be legalized has been going on since the 70’s when the war on drugs began, and probably will be going on for many years to come. It is an argument where both sides have done multiple studies, and research over whether it should, or should not be legalized. In this paper I will be discussing both views on if it should, or shouldn’t be legalized, also if marijuana does posses medical value, and if our nation would benefit for legalization....   [tags: Drugs]

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Drug Addiction

- General Observations: Some participants mentioned their personal confusion regarding drug addiction on a few occasions. The others never openly stated feeling any confusion related to drug addiction, however the whole group illustrated varying views on the causes of drug addiction, which came out during discussion. This indicated a general lack of clarity among the participants. A few papticipants stated that you cannont help those who do not want help. Incidentally this is Insite's strategy; not to pressure heroin users to stop, but rather to be ready to help them the moment they are ready....   [tags: Drugs]

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Legalize Marijuana

- Cannabis is a plant that has been used for many purposes during many centuries of its cultivation. Cannabis grows wild in many parts of the world, such as in India and even in parts of the United States, where it is referred to as “ditch weed”. Cannabis seed oils can be used as a nutritional supplement or as a component of soaps and detergents. Hemp fibers can be used in the construction of textile ropes. Cannabis’ most famous and infamous use is for the psychoactive substance, THC, which can produce an altered state of consciousness, mild hallucinations, and other neurological and behavioral effects....   [tags: Drugs ]

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The Effects Of Drugs On The United States

- ... When this article says “drugs contain chemicals that tap into the brain’s communication system and disrupt the way nerve cells normally send, receive, and process information,” it’s saying that some people’s brain won’t act the way their brain is suppose to act. Therefore, under the influence of drugs, they are not using their brain properly. Drugs are an addiction that can make somebody do things they are not aware of. People need to understand that when someone is under the influence of drugs, they won’t know what they are doing....   [tags: Drug addiction, Heroin, Morphine]

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Athletes and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports

-   Abstract:  Since the beginning of sports competition, athletes have always looked for some kind of an edge over their competitors.  They will do whatever it takes to be one of the elite and that includes injecting supplements into their bodies to make them bigger, stronger, and faster.  Steroid use is probably one of the most common drug misuses in sports competition.  Athletes found that with anabolic steroids one could become a better athlete twice as fast.  Not until 1975 was the drug first banned from Olympic competition because of the health risks it produced.  Shortly thereafter, the rest of the sports world did not allow anabolic steroids as well.  With the use of steroids...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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The Vietnam War Draft

- Being a young adult between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five can be very difficult. I know this because I am twenty-two years old. At this age, there are many concerns about the future and a career. Making many important decisions which will affect the rest of your life is common during these ages. This is the age when the majority of people are getting married, having families, and buying houses of their own. Many young men and women of this age group are graduating from college and ready to start their careers....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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Methamphetamine : The Deadliest Drugs On The Market

- Meth is one of the deadliest drugs on the market. But the increasing epidemic rates and untouchable illegal trade has not changed. There are many individuals in the United States alone using this drug. The new forms of methamphetamine have made it harder to combat this epidemic, but I have a few ways that I think we could combat these issues regarding methamphetamine. Meth otherwise as methamphetamine is a synthetic chemical that is man-made. Methamphetamine is a part of the amphetamine family....   [tags: Methamphetamine, Amphetamine, Heroin, MDMA]

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Abuse of Prescription Drugs and Heroin

- In recent years criminologists have seen an increase in the abuse of prescription drugs and heroin. These drugs are nonetheless dangerous, widespread, and potent, however; they do not reign king in the context of epidemic or rampant proportions. In popular opinion the most ruthless drug is Methamphetamine, also known as meth, ice, crystal, crank, or speed. In earlier times meth was popular among rural more poverty stricken areas, now it invades urban areas as well. This is a problem, which is hard to contain and control....   [tags: criminologists, amphetamines]

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The Rise Of Drugs And The Aids Crisis

- ... Grunge, spoke to the angry, restless and confused youth of the 90s. Canadian native Alanis Morissette, also found a place in the alternative music scene. Her song entitled “Hand in My Pocket” expressed the attitudes of the generation illuminating their duality and frustrations. She says (Morissette) “I feel drunk but I’m sober/ I’m young and I’m underpaid/I’m tired but working, yeah”. The attitude of this generations lack of direction and drive (Morissette) “I’m high but I’m grounded/I’m sane but I’m overwhelmed/I’m lost but I’m hopeful, baby” Then in the chorus of this song she says (Morissette) “And what it all comes down to/Is that I haven’t got it all figured out just yet/Cause I’ve...   [tags: Generation Y, Generation X, Alanis Morissette]

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The Effects Of Illegal Drugs On The United States And Other Countries Around The World

- ... People of all ages in the United States have become addicted to illicit drugs. According to the 2012 Drug Use Survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: In 2012, an estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 or older were current (past month) illicit drug users, meaning they had used an illicit drug during the month prior to the survey interview. This estimate represents 9.2 percent of the population aged 12 or older (Bose 1) Many reasons explain why the numbers of people aged 12 use illegal drugs because they mimic others, they do not have confidence in themselves, and the most important thing is the social media spreads more about the drugs; therefor...   [tags: Drug addiction, Heroin, Illegal drug trade, Drug]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports

- Doctors are cracking down on testing sport players for PED’s (performance enhancing drugs). They are starting to use more advanced testing methods. Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, and Ryan Braun have all been tested positive for PED’s recently. Lance Armstrong had his seven Tour De France trophies taken from him because he won them using PED’s. Steroids are a major problem in sports resulting in technological advances to eliminate the issue of using illegal drugs to gain a competitive edge. Steroids improve athletic performance in multiple ways....   [tags: illegal, doping, testing]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Baseball

- Performance Enhancing Drugs in Baseball Introduction Performance Enhancing Drugs are taking over sports, and I am here to make a difference. Have you seen all the stories on sports center a couple months back. About Alex Rodriguez and Lance Armstrong for doping and using PEDs. How does the use of PEDs affect society and the game of baseball. I am going to raise money to make a difference in my community to help young athletes realize that you don’t have to use steroids or “dope” to help you enhance your athletic performance....   [tags: doping in professional sports]

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Should Marijuana Be Legal Drugs?

- Marijuana, also known as pot in its plant form, has had many uses throughout history. The plant can be used as hemp to make rope, sacks, clothing and jewelry. As a legal drug its leaves and buds have been used in patent medicine, and as an anti-nausea drug (Narconon.org , n.pag.). As a recreational drug, its use has gone from legal, as a substitute for alcohol during prohibition, to mildly illegal in the middle part of the 20th century to being classified as a schedule 1 narcotic along with heroin and methamphetamine....   [tags: Drug addiction, Psychoactive drug, Tobacco smoking]

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The Problem Of Prescribing Drugs

- ... In the human body, there are natural cancer-fighting cells called mitochondria. The downside of these cells is the way in which they are triggered to be effective through manipulation of the cells protein. The main reason for the pharmaceutical companies’ refusal to accept the DCA protocol is that it can’t be patented, thus leading to little or no money to be made on the drug. The war on cancer is one of the biggest frauds ever known. The research has shown that mitochondria, oxygen, iodine, silver, and many more methods are effective in the treatment and prevention of not only cancer, but also many other conditions and illnesses....   [tags: Genetically modified organism]

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Why Educators Should Not Abuse Alcohol And Drugs And Why Intervention Is Needed

- ... There are three main categories of the argument describing the use of illegal drugs: “medical, Psychological, and practical” (Epstein, 1996). The argument from the medical side by doctors says drugs can hurt physically. The Psychological side argued that drugs damage the mind. The practical side argued drugs alter the way a person functions (Epstein, 1996). Controlling the substance cannot stop the problem with illegal drug use. Using drugs is considered not dangerous but the over use of the drug makes it dangerous (Epstein, 1996)....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug]

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How the USA Lost the Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War one of the longest, bloodiest, socially upsetting, Cold War conflicts America had ever known. Widely protested and rightly so, this is a vocalization of the case against the war in Vietnam and why the war was a failure of the American government. The main cause of this proxy war was obtuse; America believing it could police the world and enact the containment of Communism as a policy would always be a pyrrhic victory, or an overwhelming defeat. Another reason Vietnam was such a failure was the rapid cultural, social, and political change in American people, at the time of the war who were at odds with the government’s proxy war....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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Combating the Global Issue of Illicit Drugs: South Asian Nations Call For a Change

- Combating the Global Issue of Illicit Drugs: South Asian Nations Call For a Change Introduction to the problem of Drugs in South East Asia With the advent of decriminalization of drugs by Portugal, the issue of illegal drug trafficking has been the most debated subject worldwide, experiencing mankind’s sincere attention on a higher level. It was Portugal that stepped forward to denounce the directions of United Nations and, further laid down fresh national drug policies which included decriminalizing every variety of drugs falling under its territory in the year 2001....   [tags: united nations, drug, crime, south east asia]

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War : Drug Or Life?

- ... Instead of attempting to rectify the situation through means of peace and understanding and due to his previous encounters throughout his life, Menelaus immediately declares war against the Trojans because it is in his nature of life to resolve minor conflicts through larger conflict. In looking deeper into the drug like nature of war, Menelaus, like many others before and after him, saw it as necessary and a quick fix to satisfy the gain that he was looking for through brute strength and cunning tactics....   [tags: Iliad, Trojan War, Achilles, Meaning of life]

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The Issue Of Drugs, And How They Run Massive Intercity Trade Throughout The World

- ... “Elected officials have been so scared for so long, but they’re starting to realize it’s to their benefit to reevaluate (their policies).” Attorney General Loretta Lynch is presently championing a proposal that would, both, reduce federal prison sentences for drug dealers under 25 and another that would eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent adolescent drug offenses. Part of this push comes from budgetary woes, naturally, but also concerns over civil rights. According to the NAACP, while five times as many white American teens report using illicit drugs compared to black American teens, members of the latter group are sent to prison for drug-related crimes at 10 times the r...   [tags: Drug addiction, Heroin, Addiction, Drug]

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The Year Long Vietnam War

- There have been many wars throughout US history, but the one that is the most questionable is the twenty year long Vietnam War. Was this war a mistake for America. We sure think it was. There was fighting for twenty years straight with many deaths and really nothing gained in the process. Yeah, we stopped the spread of communism South, but what do we get in return. A huge debt and a whole lot of mourning. This whole fiasco was started with the start of communism spreading from North Vietnam to South Vietnam which started to scare the United States....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Vietnam, North Vietnam]

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Drugs and its Offenders

- The United States has the world's highest incarceration rate. With five percent of the world's population, our country houses nearly twenty-five percent of the world's reported prisoners. Currently there are approximately two million people in American prisons or jails. Since 1984 the prison population for drug offenders has risen from ten percent to now over thirty percent of the total prison population. Federal prisons were estimated to hold 179,204 sentenced inmates in 2007; 95,446 for drug offenses....   [tags: narcotics law, legal reform, argumentative]

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Abuse of Prescription Drugs

- The definition of abuse of prescription drugs is using a medication in a manner other than prescribed, by a person who it was not prescribed for, to obtain a particular experience. Many people, but especially teenagers and young adults, have turned to abusing prescription medication. Some people have an increased genetic risk of getting addicted to medications but environmental factors such as economic level, lack of employment and pressure from peers also have a significant impact. Abuse of these drugs has harmful side effects to the person abusing them but can also affect the people around them....   [tags: Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction]

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Drug Production and Traffic: An Inventory and Ways to Eradicate This Problem

- Forum: Advisory Panel on the Question of the Indochinese Introduction Drug production and trafficking is a widespread issue that has proven to be extremely difficult for individual governments. The black market for illegal drugs has become almost omnipresent in modern society as the production and distribution of drugs has evolved into one of the most profitable industries. United Nations (UN) reports from 2003 value the illegal drug market to be approximately $320 billion and growing. Governments try to prevent the issue through legal restrictions such as prohibition which has caused the formation of the black market....   [tags: Drugs ]

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A Pundit’s Solution to Fixing Drug Violence in Mexico

- Thomas Friedman, a biweekly column contributor for the New York Times, is a pundit who throughout his career has made some bold claims about controversial issues in the news. Bestement and Gutherson argue that a pundit is merely “one who gives opinions in an authoritative manner”, and that while they may speak convincingly, their skills as pundits lie in “their ability… to learn quickly about the broad contours of a wide range of subjects, and to project confidence and authority in talking about them” (Bestement, Gutherson 2005; 2,3)....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Why We Should Provide Universal Access to Sterile Syringes

- Due to legal restrictions placed on obtaining clean syringes, the transmission of blood borne disease is high among injection drug users. Addicts share and reuse needles because they have trouble obtaining sterile syringes needed to consume one per use or per person. In the past, many held the belief that the best option was to deny addicts all access to drug paraphernalia. Some still believe this is the best option despite evidence revealing how injurious this policy is. It is assumed to be beneficial for the addict and for society to deny easy access to drug paraphernalia....   [tags: Drugs]

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The Crack Cocaine Epidemic of the Mid 1980s

- “Just Say No!” A statement that takes us deep into yet another decade in the history of the United States which was excited by controversies, social issues, and drug abuse. The topic of this statement is fueled by the growing abuse of cocaine in the mid 1980s. I shall discuss the effects of the crack cocaine epidemic of the mid 1980s from a cultural and social stand point because on that decade this country moved to the rhythms and the pace of this uncanny drug. Cocaine took its told on American society by in the 1980s; it ravaged with every social group, race, class, etc....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Differing Methods of Approaching the Marijuana Debate

- There are many different uses for marijuana and reasons it should be legalized, or remain illegal. The main argument that always comes about is the possibility of the economic gains that could be brought forth through legalization. The article “Drug Markets: A Classroom Experiment” by Gwendolyn Alexander Tedeschi, Published in The American Economist, takes a look at the economics of illegal drug markets. In the work Tedeschi presents the findings of a classroom experiment on said markets, and gives the necessary information for other economic educators to replicate the experiment....   [tags: Drugs]

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Antibiotic Overuse – Risks in Everyday Life

- A couple times a year local and national mass media put the spotlight on problems connected to antibiotic overuse. Some people consider those problems to be real and serious, and others think that the discussed topics are nothing more than new “fashionable” subjects to talk about, distracting people from “real” problems, such as climbing gas prices or war expenses. Meanwhile, antibiotic overuse continues as a common practice among US doctors and agribusinesses for the last 20 years. The practice of antibiotic overuse has put patient’s health at risk, contributed to antibiotic resistance and increased bacterial mutation to a new, stronger level; as well as it hitting the economy with new cost...   [tags: Drugs ]

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Crack: The Decade of American Destruction

- In the 1980s, the United States has witnessed a scar that swept many Americans off their feet. The scar consisted of the effect that crack had on Americans in the 1980s. Many Americans believe that drugs are the main thing that is causing many social problems in society. For instance, in 2004, New York Senator Charles Schumer stated, “Twenty years ago, crack was headed east across the United States like a Mack truck out of control, and it slammed New York hard because we just didn't see the warning signs” (n.p)....   [tags: Drugs]

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A Rescue From Self Destruction

- Louise Erdrich and James Baldwin wrote two similar short stories in which the stories revolve around brotherly connections. One author wrote about a brother’s struggle with post traumatic stress and the other wrote about a brother and his battle with drug addiction. The main characters, Lyman in “The Red Convertible” and the narrator in “Sonny’s Blues,” attempt to rescue their brothers from self destruction. In both stories the main characters brothers have been remitted into society after returning from their individual battles....   [tags: Drugs]

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Drug Prohibition – The solution that never worked

- Countries have been making drugs illegal over the years for varieties of reasons - be it to combat a perceived moral or health epidemic, to single out certain groups of people, or to reflect religious influences. Even when some drugs do not present notable health dangers, governments ban them. While there are many drugs that are unhealthy when abused, the drug policies around the world, particularly the United States, are inconsistent and oppressive. Drug laws were supposedly created for the good of society, but the prohibition of drugs only serves to cause problems, violence, and unrest....   [tags: Drugs Legalization]

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Reducing Drug Trafficking in The United States

- The drug problem in the U.S. and around the world is an important issue and seems to be a difficult problem to tackle across the board. The inflow of drugs has become one of the largest growths in transnational crime operations; illicit drug use in the United States makes it very difficult for nation states police and customs forces to get a handle on the issues. War on drugs, drug trafficking has long been an issue for the United States. There has been a proclamation of “war on drugs” for the past 44 years....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]

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Security Against Democracy : The Legacy Of The Cold War At Home

- ... May also point out in Security against Democracy: The Legacy of the Cold War at Home is that the media was also promoting the idea that the government was as dangerous as communists and aren 't trustworthy. In another ad, published by U.S. News and World Report in 1950, it showed a boy holding a key, a bible, a pencil, and a ballot. These items represent freedom. This ad was sending the message that the government is trying to take too much power and control, warning the American citizens that the government is "moving towards a socialist and communist regime....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Cold War, World War II]

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The Drug Enforcement Administration

- Origin of the Agency The Drug Enforcement Administration has a long history that marks its significance and succession. Much had been going on during the late nineteen-sixties and early seventies that shaped the years between such as: the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the Hippie movement, the closing days of the Vietnam War, the disbandment of the Beatles, Woodstock, the first man on the moon, and the beginning of the Watergate scandal (to name a few). President Richard Nixon took office in 1968, a time which was prevalent for ending the war in Vietnam and the violence across the United States due to anti-war and race riots....   [tags: Drugs]

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Drug Abuse, Prison and Justice in Hungary

- CRIMINAL JUSTICE Each year the Hungarian police reports approximately six thousand drug-related criminal cases. These cases include a wide spectrum of offenses, ranging from cross-border drug smuggling to possession and consumption of a single marijuana cigarette. Those people who are lucky enough to be arrested with only a small quantity of illegal drugs have the chance to avoid incarceration once every two years and instead participate in a rehab program. However, those caught with a larger amount, or for the second time within a two-year period, face prison sentence of up to two years regardless of whether it is marijuana or cocaine.iv Putting drug consumers through a tedious legal proced...   [tags: Drugs, Criminalization]

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Methamphetamine: A Social Menace

- Throughout history, human beings have experimented with substances whether it was to discover new knowledge or improve one's state of being. Often it began from a small distinguished portion of the population to then becoming widely available to the rest of society. The story of the drug methamphetamine was no different as since its synthesis, growing numbers of people have sought its abilities. The status in which methamphetamine currently finds itself in is that of a source of social ills. That cannot be denied but like other drugs, it had its time as an accepted medicine before becoming widely misused....   [tags: Drugs ]

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The Importance of Drug Use During the Vietnam War

- Throughout the Vietnam era drugs were popular among the hippie counter culture as well as young soldiers. Many veterans and hippies became addicted to the substances they were using, whether it be heroin, or methamphetamine. One can see that drugs had an impact on both social groups through the analysis of the hippie counter culture and the Vietnam soldiers. During the sixties thousands of people moved to the san Francisco bay area, settling in the north beach district, Berkeley, or the Haight-Ashbury....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Evolution of the Human Mind on Controversial Substances

- The Evolution of the Human Mind on Controversial Substances Alcohol has become an acceptable part of society despite its illegality in the nineteen-twenties during the Prohibition. During the Prohibition the distribution, production and transaction of liquor became illegal until the law was lifted in the nineteen-thirties (Thornton). A substance that is very closely related to alcohol is Marijuana. Marijuana has as much of a negative reputation as alcohol because of the way people perceive it. However, researchers have found that marijuana can actually favor the health of consumers as opposed to disadvantaging it like alcohol (Rosenthal and Kubby)....   [tags: drugs and alcohol]

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Comparison of Medical Care During The American Civil War and Medical Care During World War I

- Medicine has developed so dramatically over the last century that it is difficult to imagine a world in which its many benefits did not exist. Even as humans manage to eradicate some diseases, a look at history reminds us that there was a time when these and other diseases were rampant, and good health was the exception rather than the norm. There are many comparable time periods that medicine was needed and was used. With each, there were drastic changes to medical procedures and medical rules....   [tags: korean war, vietnam war, battlefield medicine]

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American Foreign Policy Caused the Vietnam War

- War in Vietnam is the longest military conflict U.S. were involved in during 20th century. However, 20 years before the official war declaration, in 1944, no one would have ever guessed that the area of South East Asia is going to experience such development. Having approached the Vietnam situation with wrong policy, underestimating the motivation and determination due to historical memory, in the hostile conditions caused US were unable to suppress the communist insurgency in South Vietnam, which later turned into a David vs....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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Decriminalization and Legalizing Marijuana in America

- 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 recreational drug in America, behind only alcohol and tobacco....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]

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Prescription Drug Abuse And Prescription Drugs

- Doran Durrant Gail Kohntopp English 12 20 September 2015 Prescription Drug Abuse Robert was a normal kid, he grew up getting good grades, playing with Legos, playing with dinosaurs, and hanging out with his friend. He had dreams and goals of what he really wanted to accomplish in his life. One night on Christmas Eve, he decided to go hang out with his friends. He called his mother and let her know that he would not be home that night and hung up the phone with her. Robert decided to crush up some prescription drugs and put them into a beer....   [tags: Morphine, Drug addiction, Pharmacology, Addiction]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs Should Be Banned

- Firstly, let me introduce what is performance enhancing drugs. In short called (PEDs), PEDs are those substances which help the people to enhance their performance. It is believed some of the greatest sports achievements were possible due to use of performance-enhancing substances. From the past to present use of performance enhancing drugs has become mainstream in the sports. Not only athletics, but non-athletic are also using this drug. “In the United States, an estimated 1 to 3 million people have used anabolic steroids....   [tags: Recreational drug use, Drug, United States]

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The Reasons For Homeless Is Drinking And Drugs Problems

- Do you have a home. do you worry about getting food three times a day. Do you think where can you take a shower. These the questions that homeless people get to ask them selves everyday. Being homeless can be very terrifying, because everyday is different some days the get lucky and get to have a nice and worm place to sleep, have three delicious meals and get cleaned and someday they don’t get even one thing of these three. A homeless person is a person who fell on the ground and couldn’t get back up....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Begging]

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Legalization of Drugs Fails to Resolve Social Problems

- One need only turn on the 11o'clock news to determine whether the "war on drugs" has been a success or a failure. Border police and the FBI continue to nab ever-increasing caches of illegal drugs, while our "tough on crime" policies haul thousands to jail on drug trafficking and possession charges. Yet, people young and old continue to purchase and consume large amounts of drugs for a variety of reasons, ranging from medicinal to escapism. Even the most ardent drug enforcers have to admit that the current offensive against drugs has been a dismal failure, because the government cannot prevent what people want to do merely through laws (and their enforcement)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Why we should not legalize marijuana?

- Marijuana has been used as an agent for achieving euphoria since ancient times (Narconon International, p. 1, para. 1). It was used in early Chinese culture as a medical component since as early as 2737 B.C (Narconon International, p. 1, para. 1). Its use began to spread across the pacific culture and finally ended up in Europe around 500 A.D. (Narconon International, p. 1). It was believed in this early culture to have medical effects that helped with rheumatism, gout, malaria, and even absent mindedness....   [tags: Drugs, Diseases]

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Detrimental Social Problems: Substance Abuse

- ... The article reports that the addicted person is incurable, apparently for this particular population, stating “Once the negro has formed the habit he is irreclaimable. The only method to keep him from taking the drug is imprisoning him” (http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/history/negro_cocaine_fiends.htm). These words are haunting, especially when taking into consideration society’s response to crack cocaine and the African American communities in which were flooded with the drug. It is common knowledge that America has the world’s largest population of prisoners, and in 2008, a study was completed by the Pew Charitable Trusts which indicated that half of the inmates in jail and prison...   [tags: alcohol, drugs]

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Bondage, Drugs, Sex, Religion, Food

- ... 22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Being diagnosed with cancer I knew I only had one option and that was to take it to the Lord and when I did, wow. He not only healed me He delivered me too of addictions. I repented of my sins to Jesus with my whole heart and He healed me. Not instantly it was a process for months, everything except drinking and smoking that He did instantly. During my time of recovery that’s exactly when He began to draw me closer to Him because at that time in my life I only knew of Him I wasn’t living for him and certainly didn’t expect to be delivered from drinking and smoking....   [tags: God, New Testament, Jesus, Christianity]

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Dealing With Drugs

- My mother knew sports were the most important thing in my life. She tried to use my love of sports to keep me away from drugs. She told me drugs would keep me from performing at my best when I played football. But I had been reading the sports page since I was a little kid. I knew some of the best athletes in America were using drugs. Guys who could run a hundred yards in less than ten seconds were using drugs. They were doing great. Drugs weren’t hurting their performance. So I didn’t pay any attention to my mother’s warnings, and I started using drugs when I was fifteen (qtd....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Legalization of Marijuana

- There has been a debate over the legalization of marijuana since it was made illegal in the 1920s. There are opponents on both sides of the issue. There are many benefits to the legalization of marijuana, but there are also detrimental effects to society that are caused by marijuana use. These issues need to be debated to determine if the legalization of marijuana would benefit the United States. According to a 2003 Zogby poll, “the government should treat marijuana more or less the same way it treats alcohol: It should regulate it, control it, tax it, and only make it illegal for children.” (Nadelmann, Ethan) Cannabis has been around since ancient times....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]

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Marijuana: Drug or Cure?

- A current hot button topic with some people and some state legislatures happens to be over the legalization of Marijuana. As of 1970 with the passing of The Controlled Substances Act the Federal Government officially classified marijuana as a schedule 1 drug with no real accepted medicinal use at the time (History of Marijuana). As the capabilities of science have progressed over time more and more scientific challenges have bombarded this decision so that more tangible research can be garnered from this plant....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]

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Regulate Marijuana Like Wine

- The debate over the prohibition of marijuana has been ongoing for years, but with 16 states and D.C. now declaring medicinal marijuana legal, the tides are turning. Recently, California has put into action a new act titled The Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act of 2012 to be voted on in the next election season. Marijuana reform has become such a wide debate for many reasons, including personal freedoms, medicinal benefits, and states’ rights. The federal government has had possession of cannabis outlawed since 1937 after every state had made the same decision, so across the land marijuana was illegal....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]

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The Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War Of all of the wars fought by the United States, the Vietnam War was by far the most controversial. After the defeat of French forces, Vietnam was divided into two sections: North Vietnam, and South Vietnam. North Vietnam became a Communist government under Ho Chi Minh, and South Vietnam eventually became a Republic under Ngo Dinh Diem. Under Diem's oppressive rule, the Viet Cong (those against Diem) grew in power, and the U.S. reacted to the Communist threat by sending in troops and economic aid, and advised Diem to make more Democratic Reforms....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Mysterious LSD

- Since the 1930’s LSD has been a topic of discussion. LSD is known as one of the most controversial drugs ever created. Everything about the drug is mysterious and does not follow the norm of society. Users of LSD are people from solid middle- and upper-class backgrounds. They have many opportunities to pursue higher education and to have successful careers (Petechuk 9). To most, this statistic would seem unearthly, but LSD is notorious for giving keen insights to life, which is the main interest for consumers....   [tags: Drugs ]

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The Mysterious LSD

- Since the 1930’s lysergic acid diethylamide, also known as the hallucinogen LSD, has been a topic of controversy and mystery. The components of LSD are lysergic acid and diethylamide. As part of the ergoline family, LSD is often classified as a synthetic drug because it is produced only in a laboratory (Petechuk 10). Users of LSD are people from solid middle- and upper-class backgrounds. They have many opportunities to pursue higher education and to have successful careers (Petechuk 9). To most, this statistic would seem unusual, but LSD is notorious for giving keen insights to life, which is the main interest for its atypical consumers....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- Government prohibition of marijuana is the subject of ongoing debate. Many have pursued the legalization of marijuana for a variety of reasons – some seek legal marijuana for personal use, while others hope to legalize in order to reduce our Nation’s debt. People argue over the moral implications of permitting the widespread recreational and medicinal use of a ‘schedule 1’ drug. Lately, there has been a great deal of focus on the monetary value in the form of taxation revenue with respect to the legal production and distribution of marijuana....   [tags: Drugs]

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War and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in The Things They Carried by Tim Obrien

- Being in war is definitely one of the most life changing events a person will ever have whether it be for the better or for the worst. Soldiers will witness events that are impossible to forget or see back at home in the states. Some soldiers may have even seen one of their best friends that they’ve known for forever get blown up into pieces right next to them, or they might even get one of their own limbs blown off of their own bodies, becoming handicapped for life. As a result of seeing something so intense like that, most soldiers are usually traumatized....   [tags: soldiers, war, suicide, homelessness]

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Analysis of Christopher Coker´s Essay: Can War be Eliminated?

- Since the end of the Cold War, non-state actors have risen in both prevalence and apparent power. The presence of non-state entities has caused significant ethical and political problems with Western ideology. Coker discusses issues concerning non-state actors in “Ethics and War in the 21st Century” with special attention given to the conflicting cultural ideas regarding warfare concerning the USA. The ability to label a target as not only an enemy combatant, but a fundamentally opposed force that is willing to ignore common practices and ethics is one that Coker denounces and attempts to explain....   [tags: Cold War, Tactics, Argument]

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Drugs and Rock and Roll

- Drugs and Rock and Roll Beginning with the late 1960’s counterculture in San Francisco, music and drugs will forever be inter-linked. Hippie bands such as the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers, and Phish are associated with marijuana, mushrooms, and LSD. Modern electronic “rave” , or club music is associated with MDMA or Ecstasy. When one thinks of rock and roll, sex and drugs immediately come to mind. While the use of drugs is not essential for the creation or performance of all new music, it was certainly in important factor for the counterculture music of the late 1960’s....   [tags: Papers]

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Exploring Different Kinds of Drugs

- Exploring Different Kinds of Drugs Most of the drugs that people abuse have their effect on the limbic system of the brain. The limbic system is located deep within the brain near the top of the brain stem. The limbic system produces the feelings of pleasure, pain, anger, and fear which characterize our emotions. All drugs of addiction work on our emotions. If a certain drug makes us feel very good, we tend to want to take that drug again and again. It is because of this temporary good feeling that we become psychologically addicted to a drug....   [tags: Papers]

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- This is a movie about a mother named Sara Goldfarb played by Ellen Burstyn, her son and only child Harry played by Jared Leto, his best friend Tyrone C. Love played by Marlon Wayans, and Harry’s girlfriend Marion Silver played by Jennifer Connelly. The movie opens with a scene in which Harry is in the process of taking his mother’s television against her wishes. His mother is addicted to her T.V., and now that Harry has left home, it is her whole universe. Her favorite show is one where a man who has lost a lot of weight runs a game show....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Drug Problems Of Drugs And Its Effects On America

- ... During the time “flower power”, recreational drugs were very popular during this time in history. According to the United States historians, “Marijuana and LSD were used most commonly, but experimentation with mushrooms and pills was common as well” (USHistory.org). Now to the last major era of substance abuse in the United States, the present day, with access to countless number of illegal drugs, and access to prescriptions and alcohol. Substance abuse has become a much more pertinent issue in the United States due to the variability of drugs that these members of society have access to....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug]

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How Drugs Helped Allen Ginsberg to be Creative

- After Ginsberg’s high school graduation in June of 1943 he immediately enrolled in Columbia University in New York City on a scholarship from the Young Men’s Hebrew Association in Paterson. In his early journals, he confessed that one of the primary reasons he applied to Columbia was because his secret crush, Paul Roth, had gone to Columbia a year earlier (Ginsberg). It was this secret, the proximity to his home in New Jersey, its credibility as a university, and the fact that it was his father’s alma mater that made Columbia Ginsberg’s first choice in colleges....   [tags: poetry, hallucinogens, spiritual journey]

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The Impact of the Vietnam War on Veterans

- How did a Vietnam soldier's life change during and after the war. Society had a lot of different views regarding the soldiers and the war. When coming home veterans faced many distinct challenges. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial helped to heal the nation. The Vietnam War had a major impact on the United States and the soldiers who fought in it. The Vietnam War was a violent and costly war that needed many men to fight for its cause. These men are now known as the Vietnam veterans. Numerous veterans who fought in the war were injured or lost a comrade during battle....   [tags: Vietnam Veterans Essays]

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What is the Purpose of the War on Terror?

- The War On Terror. It is a name that brings many strong thoughts and emotions to mind for Americans still to this today. It is has been Americas longest war, most expensive war, and a deadly conflict. All in all, the Iraqi War from 2003 to 2011 brought a cost of 500,000 lives from civilians to militants (Vergano 1). Among the U.S. army alone it is estimated that around 900,000 veterans have had some form of injury ranging from PTSD to amputations (Ruis 1). Not to mention, many experts say once all war reparations have been paid the war will cost upwards of three trillion dollars (Broder 1)....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Femicide And Drugs Wars ' By Dawn Paley

- ... Due to the unconsented violation to her body the woman later took her life. “The vast majority of killings emerge from a situation of domestic violence, and general impunity”. This means that majority of these female deaths, are a result, of social factors (corrupt government) that are causing violence such as sexual or domestic abuse. The main issue of the increasing number of deaths is that those who are killing women, such as soldiers and drug lords are not being punished, therefore, creating a spiral of violence and injustice in Chihuahua, Mexico....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence]

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Athletes, Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Anabolic Steroids

- There are many types of steroids abused by athletes in order to increase their muscle mass and strength. Though steroids have a negative reputation, there are some that can be beneficial to athletes and certain patients. There are types of steroids called corticosteroids that have more medical uses to them and another type called anabolic-androgenic steroids that have a more limited medical use. The anabolic-androgenic are usually the steroids that are being abused by athletes (Bigelow, par.10)....   [tags: Athletes and Anabolic Steroids]

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Suicide : An Unpleasant Outcome Of War

- ... As a community, we cannot allow veterans to wait long for assistance. In each town a small mini-clinic could be built that is open twenty-four hours a day seven days a week, staffed with trained nurses and psychologists, but also local veterans that are able to help with the transition back into civilian life. Local mini-clinics can reach out to new veterans returning home within the area to offer assistance and support. The new veteran can receive assistance from an older veteran at the mini-clinic by receiving support of the transition into civilian life....   [tags: Suicide, The Complete Manual of Suicide]

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Drug Influence in the United States and Mexico

- For more than forty years our country has had a problem with our southern border neighbor - Mexico. The issue with the increasing number of consumers of drugs along with the violence associated with the smuggling of narcotics can be traced back to 1954, during Eisenhower’s presidency (Suddath). When Eisenhower was president he realized that the rates of people using drugs was increasing, which is why he started a five member cabinet to stop the “narcotic addiction” (Suddath). Still this issue seemed to be a growing problem because in 1973 President Nixon founded the Drug Enforcement Administration (Suddath)....   [tags: drugs, weapon, border with mexico]

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Dr. Oz 's New Miracle Drugs

- Many people do not realize the benefits that reading a book entails; otherwise you would see more people racing to pick up their dusty old books as if it were one of Dr. Oz’s new miracle drugs. Instead people choose not to read because they are either impatient or they do not have the spare time available to allocate towards reading. The problem with people choosing not to read however, is that it’s more of the young population that’s not reading. In a study including more than “40 universities, foundations, business groups, and government agencies since 2004, found that almost half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 never read books for pleasure” (Boston.com 5)....   [tags: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Novel, Gothic fiction]

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The Depression And World War II

- ... So, in 1989, the first ever Drug Court was developed in Dade County, Florida. (Brown, 2011; DeMatteo, LaDuke, Locklair, & Heilbrun, 2013; Fulkerson, 2009; Kubiak, Roddy, Comartin, & Tillander, 2015). Drug Court was developed as an alternative to the traditional criminal courts, which practice retributive justice and deterrence (Fulkerson, 2009; Wales, Hiday, & Ray, 2010). Retribution often responds to a criminal offence in kind. In other words, a criminal offender is punished to restore social moral order because he or she violated a social moral or value, which shocks the social conscience (Palermo, 2010)....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Criminal law]

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A Handons Experience with the City of Miami Police Department

- Introduction Many of us that are born in a different country have a clue about the real party life style a person in Miami has. Not even those that live in outer states can come close enough about what Miami has to offer. Miami consist of beautiful woman, beaches, great tourist spots, and amazing night clubs. The night life in Miami is a totally different atmosphere than during the day. Starting with the people, cultures, music, and the way they are dressed down to their body language and acts they create....   [tags: drugs, police, city life]

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The Usage of Cocaine is Immoral

- The Usage of Cocaine is Immoral In the chapter Against the Legalization of Drugs by James Q. Wilson, he states that “tobacco shortens one’s life, cocaine debases it” (LaFollette, 2010: 333) as a result cocaine, as opposed to tobacco is morally wrong. Throughout this paper I will be discussing the many different effects and experiences of using illicit drugs. I will go into details of the harm it imposes towards others such as their partners, family and friends and how the society and community are affected as well....   [tags: illicit drugs, addiction]

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War On The Wrong Drug

- War on the Wrong Drug “War on drugs” they say, but what are we really fighting against the right drug. Well that will stand along with facts and statistics. Marijuana is a cannabis hemp plant that adverts specifically to flowers and plants. Alternative names like, dope, pot, weed, and mary jane all refers to that specific plant. Popularly known for years as a recreational drug, marijuana before was used as painkillers for previous centuries (Volkman, 2015). This drug is illegal in most foreign countries, however the punishment for small amount in possession are lenient....   [tags: Cannabis, Recreational drug use, Drug, Hemp]

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Politics of Prohibition: Helpful Or Harmful To American Society?

- Politics of Prohibition: Helpful Or Harmful To American Society. During the duration of this paper, I will discuss an issue that has been controversial for over a century; prohibition and how it has effected, currently effects, and will, most likey, continue to effect American society. The aspects that I choose to address from this issue are political, historical, they make you wonder, and they should effect anyone who reads this paper. For decades, the American government has had a restriction or ban on drugs and alcohol....   [tags: alcohol, drugs, bootleg]

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Legalizing Marijuana Will Have Positive Effects on Society

- Marijuana is a commonly misunderstood substance that most Americans do not fully understand. The consumption marijuana has been researched in depth and proven to be one of the “most viable and safest sources of medical value to the many Americans suffering from Aids, Glaucoma, Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, and Chronic Pains” (Medical Marijuana). According to the Institute of Medicines, “marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known”. Even though it will cause the demand to rise and will be used more., Marijuana should be leagalized because it has been proven to have medical benifits and it will lower crime rate....   [tags: drugs, medicine, criminal justice]

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The African American Subculture in Changes by Tupac

- ... Example of police officers brutality in the 1990s would be Rodney King and the LAPD. King, an African American man who was beat down severely by multiple police officers after he stopped resisting. Even with video evidence of police brutality, the predominantly white jurors acquitted the police officers involved (Rodney King). This incident triggered massive riots in Los Angeles areas. Tupac was aware of the violence and saw no change from decades ago; racism was alive and thrived in the streets of America....   [tags: rapper, brutality, drugs]

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The Use of Canines in Law Enforcement

- The term “man’s best friend” stems from the domestication of canines in early history. Studies have shown that these four legged creatures became domesticated over 33,000 years ago. Starting with the wolf, there are now over 400 different types of breeds. Dogs were first used as helpers. People would use them for jobs such as hunting and herding. As time went by, people began to use them more for aid and protection. The U.S. Army was the first to initiate the use of K9 Units in 1835. Europe, Belgium, Germany, and Hungary realized the potential of these canines and picked up on the idea in the late 1800s....   [tags: domestication, training, drugs]

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African Americans in Prison and the Jim Crow Laws

- ... Once I began to research the “new Jim Crow laws” , they spiked my attention. I initially found it hard to believe that any current laws could compare to the horrible laws associated with JIm Crow. First I listened to a National Public Radio News podcast titled "Jim Crow Is Far From Dead." the host brought on an author of a book with this title “ Jim Crow Is Far From Dead.", Michelle Alexander and had her defend her ideas discussed in her book. Alexander (2010) did clarify for me that she and others with her same idea did not believe a set of individual laws that equated the laws of Jim crow but that the current criminal Justice system puts African Americans dispositionally in positions...   [tags: population, numbers, drugs, crimes]

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Legalizing Marijuana: Pros and Cons

- The war on drugs is a movement of prohibition and military aid being undertaken by the United States government intended to both define and reduce the illegal drug trade. In the year 2010 the U.S. government spent $15 billion on the war on drugs, at a rate of $500 per second. State and local governments spent another $25 billion as well. In 2007, $42 billion was spent on the marijuana prohibition. That is more money than the war on drugs spent on all types of drugs three years before when $40 billion was spent all together....   [tags: Drugs, Pros and Cons]

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