War On Drugs

The word drugs, is a difficult word to define. It can have various definitions; A drug is anything one can get addicted to; from legal to illegal substances (Idralowitz, 2002). A well-known drug that most Americans suffer from is tobacco and alcohol. Unfortunately this is not illegal in the U.S and in most cases you can continue with acting upon this addiction with very little regard towards the law. The war on drugs is a never ending fight. While some countries legalize drugs, we question whether this is the solution or harsher punishments? Today their are thousand of drugs on our streets and in our pharmacies. Illegal drugs fluctuate from least dangerous to deathly. Although: the levels ...

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to have made men violent and even go to extremes; as raping and killing. While women turned promiscuous which, was not accustomed for that time-period. 1937 Marijuana was regulated in 48 states in regarding using, selling or possession. It was said that marijuana has serious effects on the brain but, is not a gateway drug to harder addictions or is addictive itself. This substance carries a heavy toll on young adults making it harder for them to achieve goals and concentrate. 1996 California approved the Compassionate Use Act, which allows under physician supervision to allow a patient to use marijuana which makes it hard for the country to stop the spread of it

Opiates, is derived from poppy seeds, in its pure form can cause relatively no damage to the body or brain. Most opiates sold on the street are usually laced with highly poisonous chemicals. Opiates are medically used to reduce pain and psychotic symptoms. The most common opiate is heroin which is highly dangerous and can ...

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popular drug began to decline in the 1930s, due to the Harrison Narcotic Act in 1914 which regulated the narcotics. This caused prices of the drug to sky rocket. Most stimulants become less popular once a cheaper narcotic comes about. On average and MDMA can be sold from $10 to $45 on the streets. Most stimulants are sold to young adults or very rich people, especially in night clubs. A good way to stop the spread of these drugs, is to try to increase the street price of them. This can be accomplished by making the punishment for being caught with these narcotics more sever to scare the general public. As well as cleaning up the night clubs.

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