Search Results for arguments for and against drug prohibition

Legalized marijuana
Legalized marijuana
legalized marijuana America is the land of the free and the foundation of democracy. This countries foundation is based on the fact that an individual can enjoy freedom from oppression and the minoritys opinions can be heard along with the majoritys. Our government is designed to be fair and open minded, to be a servant to the people it governs. Unfortunately once an opinion is placed into the collective mind of society, it is a struggle to alter that opinion through argument and information.
Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Arguments For And A
Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Arguments For And A
Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Arguments For And Against The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare both sides of the issue of legalizing marijuana. We have two factions fighting each other ; one those who are pro marijuana and those who are anti marijuana. These two factions have been fighting on this issue on the halls of justice for years. Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician\'s Association for AIDS Care, National Lymphoma Foundation argue that marijuana
The Law of Sexual Harassment
The Law of Sexual Harassment
The Law of Sexual Harassment Abstract Sexual harassment is a very popular case that has taken place ever since in the 1960s. As time goes by and with the law slowly changing, more cases of sexual harassment were acknowledged by the courts. There are two types of sexual harassment, namely quid pro quo and hostile work environment, and it has been a shared burden among the judges the difficulty in drawing a fine line between them. However, quid pro quo cases are harder to win because the criteria
Legalization of Drugs
Legalization of Drugs
Legalization of Drugs Man, as a creature, is inherently bored. Since the dawn of time, it has been the natural instinct of man to find alternative methods to enhance his being. The many means by which man has turned to include sex, gambling, and the consumption of substances beyond the requirements of nutrition. The consumption of substances can be further broken down into legal and illegal substances. The question then becomes, who are we to place labels on certain substances by deeming them le
Argument against the legalization of marijuna
Argument against the legalization of marijuna
Argument against the legalization of marijuna Argument against the legalization of marijuna The legalization of marijuana is one of the most highly debated about subjects facing Canadians and Americans today. Advocates of legalization use two major arguments in their effort to have marijuana legalized. First, which is by far the biggest argument is that marijuana has a significant medical use. The second argument is that marijuana does not cause harm to those that smoke it. Both of these argumen
History of the American Drug War
History of the American Drug War
History of the American Drug War The first act of America\'s anti-drug laws was in 1875. It outlawed the smoking of opium in opium dens. This was a San Francisco ordinance. The basis on passing this law was that Chinese men had a way of luring white women to their dens and causing their "ruin", which was the association with Chinese men. Later, other Federal laws such as trafficking in opium was illegal for anyone of Chinese origin. The opium laws were directed at the smoking of opium. The law d
Drugs Legalization
Drugs Legalization
Drugs Legalization Should Drugs Be Legalized? For several decades drugs have been one of the major problems of society. There have been escalating costs spent on the war against drugs and countless dollars spent on rehabilitation, but the problem still exists. Not only has the drug problem increased but drug related problems are on the rise. Drug abuse is a killer in our country. Some are born addicts while others become users. The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good
Is Legalization a Realistic Alternative to the War
Is Legalization a Realistic Alternative to the War
Is Legalization 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
Bootlegger: Version 2.0
Bootlegger: Version 2.0
Bootlegger: Version 2.0 "Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance... for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and make a crime out of things that are not a crime. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principle upon which our government was founded" Abraham Lincoln On January 16, 1920 the Eighteenth Amendment was ratified by thirty-six states and became part of the Constitution. The intention of this new am
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment Each year there are about 250 people added to death row and 35 executed. From 1976 to 1995 there were a total of 314 people put to death in the US 179 of them were put to death using lethal injection, 123 were put to death using electrocution, 9 were put to death in a gas chamber, 2 were hanged, and 1 was put to death using the firing squad. The death penalty is the harshest form of punishment enforced in the United Sates today. Once a jury has convicted a criminal, they go to
Should the united states end drug prohibition
Should the united states end drug prohibition
Should the united states end drug prohibition Should the United States End Drug Prohibition? 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 governm
Legalization of Drugs
Legalization of Drugs
Legalization of Drugs Legalization of Drugs Such an issue stirs up moral and religious beliefs; beliefs that are contrary to what America should "believe". However, such a debate has been apparent in the American marketplace of ideas before with the prohibition of alcohol in the 1920\'s. With the illegality of alcohol the Mafia could produce liquor and therefore had considerable control over those who wanted their substance and service. The role that the Mafia played in the 1920\'s has transform
Why Drugs Should Be Legalized!!!!
Why Drugs Should Be Legalized!!!!
Why Drugs Should Be Legalized!!!! Man, as a creature, is inherently bored. Since the dawn of time, it has been the natural instinct of man to find alternative methods to enhance his being. The many means by which man has turned to include sex, gambling, and the consumption of substances beyond the requirements of nutrition. The consumption of substances can be further broken down into legal and illegal substances. The question then becomes, who are we to place labels on certain substances by dee
Drugs Legalization
Drugs Legalization
Drugs Legalization Should Drugs Be Legalized? For several decades drugs have been one of the major problems of society. There have been escalating costs spent on the war against drugs and countless dollars spent on rehabilitation, but the problem still exists. Not only has the drug problem increased but drug related problems are on the rise. Drug abuse is a killer in our country. Some are born addicts while others become users. The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good
Legalize Drugs?
Legalize Drugs?
Legalize Drugs? Should Drugs Be Legalized? For several decades drugs have been one of the major problems of society. There have been escalating costs spent on the war against drugs and countless dollars spent on rehabilitation, but the problem still exists. Not only has the drug problem increased but drug related problems are on the rise. Drug abuse is a killer in our country. Some are born addicts while others become users. The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good ne
Our right to drugs
Our right to drugs
Our right to drugs The Analysis of a Paternalistic Government A Report on Our Right to Drugs by Thomas Szasz You might be tempted to label Thomas Szasz, author of Our Right to Drugs, The Case for a Free Market, a counter-culture hippie. However, this analysis couldn’t be further from the truth. Szasz, a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, is a major supporter of civil liberties. He sees the so-called "War on Drugs" as one of the
Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Thought, Freedom of
Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Thought, Freedom of
Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Thought, Freedom of Pot Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Thought, Freedom of Pot! There is a war going on; it keeps thousands in pain every night, a war that if were to end, could save thousands of people�s lives. This is the war on marijuana. You could say that marijuana has a bad reputation in the eyes of many people, but in reality it is a drug which has the ability of saving lives and curing diseases in which have plagued us for too long. People need to be inform
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia Euthanasia (also known as mercy killing) is the act or practice of painlessly putting to death persons suffering from painful or incurable disease or incapacitating physical disorder. The question about weather this is morally right or wrong has posed a major ethical dilemma on the world today. The advance of medical technology is bringing a steadily growing majority of deaths into hospitals where life, of a sort, may be prolonged for a long time. Someone has to decide what nature use
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment Capital Punishment Capital punishment is one of the most popularly debated topics in the nation today. Since colonial times, more than 13,000 people have been legally executed and a large percentage of these executions occurred during the early 1900\'s. In the 1930\'s, approximately 150 people were being legally executed each year. However, the number of executions started to decrease, as public outrage became apparent. Currently, over 3,500 people are on death row. The death
Should We Legalize
Should We Legalize
Should We Legalize Should America Legalize The Federal Government, while trying to protect us from our human nature, developed harsh anti-drug policies with the hope of eradicating drugs. These policies seemed simple enough: imposition of penalties on those who use substances illegally, iterception of drugs coming from other countries while ending all drug cultivation in the States, and prevention of foreign governments from growing these substances. The idea of the Drug Prohibition surely made
Legalization of Marijuana1
Legalization of Marijuana1
Legalization of Marijuana1 The legalization of marijuana has been questionable for many many years now, but the government just seems to always decline. I feel that marijuana should be legalized. There are many reasons for and against legalization, but the arguments for it outweigh the arguments against it. I believe marijuana should be legalized for three main reasons. Legalization will bring in much needed tax dollars, it will free up prisons and their resources, and it will save the U.S tons
Legalize Drugs?
Legalize Drugs?
Legalize Drugs? Should Drugs Be Legalized? For several decades drugs have been one of the major problems of society. There have been escalating costs spent on the war against drugs and countless dollars spent on rehabilitation, but the problem still exists. Not only has the drug problem increased but drug related problems are on the rise. Drug abuse is a killer in our country. Some are born addicts while others become users. The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good ne
Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization The debate over drugs and drug legalization is an increasingly important political issue as we proceed into the twenty-first century. It is important that we proceed into this era with a keen sense of direction on this issue. Whether we increase our current laws or we proceed in the direction legalization. It is obvious that some reformation of our current policy is needed. But, the drug legalization debate is not a issue that should only concern our political officials and law
Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana Marijuana, or Cannabis sativa, is a dioecious plant (which is a fancy way of saying it\'s a sexy plant; there are separate male and female plants, and they\'ve got to get it on in the pistil and stamen scene), containing upwards of four hundred chemicals. The psychoactive agent, THC, or, for you chemistry savants, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is much more abundant in the female buds. THC is what makes you laugh uncontrollably at the lamest possible thing when you\'re stoned. In coloni
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana Currently, drugs remain high on the lists of concerns of Americans and are considered one of the major problems facing our country today. We see stories on the news about people being killed on the street every day over drugs. To many people drugs are only an inner-city problem, but in reality they affect all of us; users and non-users. I believe that the negative affects we associate with drugs would be greatly reduced if the United States adopted a policy towards the
Drugs Legalization
Drugs Legalization
Drugs Legalization Should Drugs Be Legalized? For several decades drugs have been one of the major problems of society. There have been escalating costs spent on the war against drugs and countless dollars spent on rehabilitation, but the problem still exists. Not only has the drug problem increased but drug related problems are on the rise. Drug abuse is a killer in our country. Some are born addicts while others become users. The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good
Legalize drugs
Legalize drugs
Legalize drugs Such an issue stirs up moral and religious beliefs; beliefs that are contrary to what America should believe . However, such a debate has been apparent in the American marketplace of ideas before with the prohibition of alcohol in the 1920\'s. With the illegality of alcohol the mafia could produce liquor and therefore had considerable control over those who wanted their substance and service. The role that the mafia played in the 1920\'s has transformed into the corner drug dealer
Americas Drug war
Americas Drug war
Americas Drug war Today's Drug laws seem to do more harm than good. The so-called drug war hasn't seemed to be as effective as it was intended to be. Its original intent lies in its name, to attack the drug problem in America. Nixon started the war on drugs in the late sixties to stop drug abuse at the source, the distributors. Another intention for the war on drugs was to show individuals taking part in this illegal activity that their participation would cause serious consequences. The governm
Abortion
Abortion
abortion Approximately 70 000 to 80 000 women undergo abortions in Australia every year [http://wwww.kerrynettle.org.au]. With abortion services being accessed so easily by women, it is a frequent mistake to think abortion is lawful in Australia. However, although it is a common technique employed worldwide, it is not commonly accepted. In reality, abortions only exist for women who fit specific criteria, with all other abortions considered unlawful. Women in Australia in reality have abortions,
The History of Drug Prohibition
The History of Drug Prohibition
The History of Drug Prohibition Drug prohibition was not always accepted as it is today. Indeed, until the early twentieth century, there were few drug laws at all in the United States. Before the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914, one could buy heroin at the corner drugstore; even Coca-Cola contained small amounts of cocaine until 1903 (Vallance 4). Some of the most proscribed drugs today were sold like candy and (quite literally) soda pop. What caused the sudden shift to prohibition? Prohibitioni
Why Drugs Should Be Legalized!!!!
Why Drugs Should Be Legalized!!!!
Why Drugs Should Be Legalized!!!! Why Drugs Should Be Legalized!!!! Man, as a creature, is inherently bored. Since the dawn of time, it has been the natural instinct of man to find alternative methods to enhance his being. The many means by which man has turned to include sex, gambling, and the consumption of substances beyond the requirements of nutrition. The consumption of substances can be further broken down into legal and illegal substances. The question then becomes, who are we to place
Clinton Administration Foreign Drug Policy In Colo
Clinton Administration Foreign Drug Policy In Colo
Clinton Administration Foreign Drug Policy In Colombia Since the introduction of narcotics in the United States, American society has felt the effects of drug use in all aspects of daily living. As drug use heightened to new levels in the 1980's the Bush Administration chose to declare a war on drugs. Never before in our history had crime been combated with war. This war led to the militarization of the United States' tactics for overcoming illegal drug use in the U.S. Instead of choosing to com
Legalization of Drugs
Legalization of Drugs
Legalization of Drugs Such an issue stirs up moral and religious beliefs; beliefs that are contrary to what America should "believe". However, such a debate has been apparent in the American marketplace of ideas before with the prohibition of alcohol in the 1920\'s. With the illegality of alcohol the mafia could produce liquor and therefore had considerable control over those who wanted their substance and service. The role that the mafia played in the 1920\'s has transformed into the corner dru
Should The United States End Drug Prohibition?
Should The United States End Drug Prohibition?
Should The United States End Drug Prohibition? 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 o
Bootleger Version 20
Bootleger Version 20
Bootleger Version 20 “Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance… for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and make a crime out of things that are not a crime. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principle upon which our government was founded” Abraham Lincoln On January 16, 1920 the Eighteenth Amendment was ratified by thirty-six states and became part of the Constitution. The intention of this new amendme
Plea Bargaining
Plea Bargaining
Plea Bargaining Being a citizen of the United States comes with advantages that no other country can match. We are granted rights and privileges just for being born within our borders. Others can also gain these rights by adopting our way of life and swearing to uphold its values. Being a citizen or not, we are expected to obey laws that the U.S. Government has put in place to maintain order and balance. When we don\'t obey these laws the government has the right to punish us. Luckily for us our
Death penalty
Death penalty
Death penalty Fifty years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the trend towards worldwide abolition of the death penalty is unmistakable. When the Declaration was adopted in 1948, eight countries had abolished the death penalty for all crimes; today, as of November 1998, the number stands at 63. More than half the countries in the world have abolished the death penalty in law or practice, and the numbers continue to grow. Amnesty International opposes the death penal
Should Marijuana be Legalized? Arguments For and A
Should Marijuana be Legalized? Arguments For and A
Should Marijuana be Legalized? Arguments For and Against Should Marijuana be Legalized? Arguments For and Against The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare both sides of the issue of legalizing marijuana. We have two factions fighting each other ; one those who are pro marijuana and those who are anti marijuana. These two factions have been fighting on this issue on the halls of justice for years. Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician\'s Association for AIDS
Why we should keep the drinking age at 21
Why we should keep the drinking age at 21
Why we should keep the drinking age at 21 Why We Should Keep the Drinking Age at Twenty-one Imagine winning the State Basketball Championship. You get back to your house with a few friends and feel a party is in order, so you start drinking a few beers after your parents go to bed. Someone suggests that you drive somewhere to get rid of the empty cans. “Yes, that’s not a bad idea”, so you all pile into the car and take off. A few hours later, your parents receive a telephone call to come down to
Prohibition in canada
Prohibition in canada
prohibition in canada Canadian Temperance groups began to rally for prohibition during the 1840\'s and 1850\'s. It was not until after World War I began in 1914, that the temperance groups\' support for prohibition grew. A need for grain for the armed forces was viewed as a major catalyst for Canada\'s Prohibition Law. Although Canada\'s Prohibition Era only lasted two years from 1917 to 1919, it created the stage for many historic successes and failures in Canada. This paper looks at the emerge
Phrohibiton
Phrohibiton
Phrohibiton Canadian Temperance groups began to rally for prohibition during the 1840\'s and 1850\'s. It was not until after World War I began in 1914, that the temperance groups\' support for prohibition grew. A need for grain for the armed forces was viewed as a major catalyst for Canada\'s Prohibition Law. Although Canada\'s Prohibition Era only lasted two years from 1917 to 1919, it created the stage for many historic successes and failures in Canada. This paper looks at the emergence, succe
Gun Laws
Gun Laws
Gun Laws States from Michigan to Nebraska to California, as well as the federal government, are considering new rules on letting law-abiding citizens carry guns. Does allowing citizens to carry concealed handguns deter violent crimes? Or does this cause otherwise law-abiding citizens to harm each other? Thirty-one states now have guaranteed their citizens the right to carry concealed handguns if applicants do not have a criminal record or a history of significant mental illness. So what have the
Legalize weed
Legalize weed
legalize weed “People can\'t live without the herb man, / If not they\'d be drinkin’ and drivin’ and swervin’ / But thanks to Dr. Greenthumb, weed grow / In the backyard or inside with hydro,” chants B-Real of Cypress Hill in their hit song, “Dr. Greenthumb,” which glorifies the cultivation of marijuana. Cypress Hill, a Los Angeles based rap group, has long championed the legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, which has recently become a pressing issue in this day of alternative med
WHY I BELIEVE IN VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA
WHY I BELIEVE IN VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA
WHY I BELIEVE IN VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA There are at least two forms of suicide. One is 'emotional suicide', or irrational self-murder in all of it complexities and sadness. Let me emphasis at once that my view of this tragic form of self-destruction is the same as that of the suicide intervention movement and the rest of society, which is to prevent it wherever possible. I do not support any form of suicide for mental health or emotional reasons. But I do say that there is a second form of suicid
Legalized Gambling Would Decrease The Crime Rate
Legalized Gambling Would Decrease The Crime Rate
Legalized Gambling Would Decrease The Crime Rate Many factors have influenced the rising crime rate, some being, increasing use of drugs, increasing population, and decreasing morals. America must find ways to decrease the crime rate legally. One question often going hand in hand with decreasing crime rate is would legalized gambling decrease the crime rate? During the late 1980’s and early 1990’s slow economic growth, cuts in federal funding, and growing public needs forced state and local gove
The Cons of Marijuana Usage
The Cons of Marijuana Usage
The Cons of Marijuana Usage Argument against the legalization of marijuna The legalization of marijuana is one of the most highly debated about subjects facing Canadians and Americans today. Advocates of legalization use two major arguments in their effort to have marijuana legalized. First, which is by far the biggest argument is that marijuana has a significant medical use. The second argument is that marijuana does not cause harm to those that smoke it. Both of these arguments can be easily d
History 111- Causes Of The Civil War
History 111- Causes Of The Civil War
History 111- Causes Of The Civil War Causes of the Civil War Although some historians feel that the Civil War was a result of political blunders and that the issue of slavery did not cause the conflict, they ignore the two main causes. The expansion of slavery, and its entrance into the political scene. The North didn\'t care about slavery as long as it stayed in the South. South Carolina seceded, because Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, was voted into office. The Republican party threatened the S
Death Penalty
Death Penalty
Death Penalty By: Tom Hall E-mail: Ace_in_VT Each year there are about 250 people added to death row and 35 executed. From 1976 to 1995 there were a total of 314 people put to death in the US 179 of them were put to death using lethal injection, 123 were put to death using electrocution, 9 were put to death in a gas chamber, 2 were hanged, and 1 was put to death using the firing squad. The death penalty is the harshest form of punishment enforced in the United Sates today. Once a jury has convic
Should we legalize
Should we legalize
Should we legalize By: mike E-mail: [email protected] Should America Legalize The Federal Government, while trying to protect us from our human nature, developed harsh anti-drug policies with the hope of eradicating drugs. These policies seemed simple enough: imposition of penalties on those who use substances illegally, iterception of drugs coming from other countries while ending all drug cultivation in the States, and prevention of foreign governments from growing these substances. The id
Such an issue stirs up moral and religious beliefs
Such an issue stirs up moral and religious beliefs
Such an issue stirs up moral and religious beliefs; beliefs that are contrary to what America should "believe". However, such a debate has been apparent in the American marketplace of ideas before with the prohibition of alcohol in the 1920\'s. With the illegality of alcohol the mafia could produce liquor and therefore had considerable control over those who wanted their substance and service. The role that the mafia played in the 1920\'s has transformed into the corner drug dealers and drug car