Drugs Such As Marijuana

Marijuana Prohibition is a Violation of First Amendment Rights
Marijuana Prohibition is a Violation of First Amendment Rights
Marijuana Prohibition is a Violation of First Amendment Rights Let me ask you something… if you had a choice, what would it be: Marijuana or Martinis? This question appeared in the New York Times on Tuesday, May 12th, 1998. Due to the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 the only legal choice that you and the 18 million other adults who used marijuana last year can make is the martini (Against Drug Prohibition ix). The legal acceptance of alcohol, however, does not exclude it from the category of a
Anne Rice A Fascinating Story Because of her fascination with the supe
Anne Rice A Fascinating Story Because of her fascination with the supe
Anne Rice: A Fascinating Story Because of her fascination with the supernatural, her life in New Orleans, and her daughter’s death, Anne Rice exhibits powerful and dark emotions in her writings. Anne Rice’s family life was not always a happy one. Her family was one of the lower middle class, struggling to make it. Katherine, her mother, became stressed over keeping a household and took to drinking. (Ramsland, 41) Anne’s mom continued this habit throughout her life. I feel that this drinking had
THE NEED FOR EXTREME CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN CALIFORNIA
THE NEED FOR EXTREME CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN CALIFORNIA
THE NEED FOR EXTREME CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN CALIFORNIA ORIENTATION FACTORS: I. Basic Introduction and description - Introduce basic sides of Criminal Law and Elaborate II. General History and Development - Discuss the history and modifications of Reform Laws in California III. Main Problems and Concern Stimulants - Point out real life statistics and point out incidents IV. Conclusion - Point out the need for an extreme reform and what can be done SENTENCE OUTLINE I. An analysis of Department
Diplomatic Immunity
Diplomatic Immunity
Diplomatic Immunity INTRODUCTION United Kingdom, 1982 While unloading the ship which carried the embassy's materials, one box marked household effects dropped from a forklift. More than six hundred pounds of marijuana worth 500,000 British pounds (1982 prices) spilled dockside. For centuries governments have used ambassadors, and diplomats to represent their nation. These special envoys have done everything from resolving years of conflict, deciding on how much humanitarian relief will be sent
Crime in culture
Crime in culture
crime in culture Crime refers to many types of misconduct forbidden by law. Crimes include such things as murder, stealing a car, resisting arrest, possessing or selling illegal drugs, appearing nude on a public street, drunken driving, and bank robbery. The list of acts considered crimes is constantly changing. For example, at one time, people were charged with witchcraft, but this is no longer illegal. Today, it is becoming a serious crime to pollute the air and water. In colonial days, pollut
Political and social effects that shaped the 60s generation
Political and social effects that shaped the 60s generation
Political and social effects that shaped the 60s generation Massive black rebellions, constant strikes, gigantic anti-war demonstrations, draft resistance, Cuba, Vietnam, Algeria, a cultural revolution of seven hundred million Chinese, occupations, red power, the rising of women, disobedience and sabotage, communes & marijuana: amongst this chaos, there was a generation of youths looking to set their own standard - to fight against the establishment, which was oppressing them, and leave their ma
Charles Manson He and his cult The Family together killed
Charles Manson He and his cult The Family together killed
  Charles Manson. He and his cult, The Family, together killed seven people, bloodied and butchered. The people who he and others killed, the Tate and LaBianca families, were wealthy and well-off. What could have made them do such a thing without pity or remorse? Read on........     MANSON: The Man Himself   In 1954, Manson set up a commune-based cult, drawing in hippies, drifters. and the unemployed at the Spahn Ranch, near Los Angeles. Manson had lovely ideas and his followers or Family r
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lkjafd kjsad Mrs. ASDFgjd English III 11/11/95 Ship of fools The human race was dying out No one left to scream and shout People walking on the moon Smog will get you pretty soon Ev'ryone was hangin' out Hangin' up and hangin' down Hangin' in and holdin' fast hope our little world will last Along came Mister Goodtrips Looking for a new ship Come on people, climb on board Come on baby, now we're going home Ship of fools Ship of fools The human race was dying out No one left to scream and shout P
Ban Smoking
Ban Smoking
Ban Smoking Although smoking is a proven killer, Americans waste hundreds of dollars each year on tobacco products. Other drugs that are harmful, such as crack or marijuana, are illegal in the United States. However, the use of cigarettes, which kills millions worldwide annually, is perfectly legal. If certain harmful substances are illegal, then cigarettes should not be permitted either. Smoking has several harmful effects on the body. Cigarettes cause eighty-five percent of lung cancer and ar
Responsible Driving
Responsible Driving
Responsible Driving Imagine a crowd of 44,000 people in the stands at a World Series or Super Bowl game. A television camera scans the individual faces --- some exuberant, some anxious --- all sports fans out for a good time. As many people as are in that crowd will die in highway accidents this year. More than half of those accidents will involve alcohol, alone or in combination with other drugs. A disproportionate number of the dead will be young, between the ages of 15 and 24. One group, 16
Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the
Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the
  Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the issues being confronted today. the '60s was a decade of social and political upheaval. in spite of all the turmoil, there were some positive results: the civil rights revolution, john f. Kennedy's bold vision of a new frontier, and the breathtaking advances in space, helped bring about progress and prosperity. however, much was negative: student and anti-war protest movements, political assassinations, and ghetto riots excited
Legalize marijuana
Legalize marijuana
Word Count: 801 If Marijuana Were To Be Legal Drugs are a major influential force in our country today. The problem has gotten so out of hand that many options are being considered to control it or even solve it. Ending the drug war seems to be a bit impossible. The war on drugs seems to be accomplishing a lot but this is not true. Different options need to be considered. Legalization is an option that hasn't gotten a chance but should be given one. Although many people feel that legalizing mar
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Lsd 2
Lsd 2 The use of drugs among Americans is rapidly rising. They can be bought and sold almost anywhere, from the streets to hallways of schools. A drug on the rapid rise from the 70's is LSD. Some people attribute this to the fact it is extremely inexpensive, $2-4 a hit, the wrong belief by users that it is a safer drug than marijuana because it isn't physically addicting. However, LSD is a hallucinogenic drug that is very dangerous, despite popular belief. LSD stands for Lysergic Acid Diethylami
Drub Abuse
Drub Abuse
Drub Abuse In the United States of America, we, the people value several things, some of which are freedom, expanding and taking care of our families and our financial security. We, the people, take such things for granted. We also discourage some behavior, such as crime, laziness and use of illegal drugs. Drug abuse is one of the most discouraged behaviors in our country. Use of illegal drugs is harmful to the userand all those with whom the user comes in contact. There are over 40 million ille
The legalization of marijuana has been a long debated subject in Ameri
The legalization of marijuana has been a long debated subject in Ameri
The legalization of marijuana has been a long debated subject in America since the 1970's. The pro-marijuana society in America has made several claims as to how marijuana can help cure or lessen the effect of some diseases and that by legalizing the drug; the use of pot will actually decline. The fact of the matter is that marijuana is a drug that can be placed into a similar category as cocaine or heroine. Like these other drugs, pot (marijuana) smoking carries with it serious side effects th
Teenagers and Marijuana
Teenagers and Marijuana
Teenagers and Marijuana During the past 5 years have teenagers been using more marijuana? Well, the statistics show that they are. In fact, since 1992, the use of marijuana has doubled. Why are teenagers using marijuana and what are the effects? This question will be answered to the fullest with test results, recent statistics, and personal experiences. Many people believe that kids start to use marijuana because their parents did it back in the 70's. They want to see what it's like so they try
Should Marijuana Be Legalized In society today many people look for a
Should Marijuana Be Legalized In society today many people look for a
Should Marijuana Be Legalized? In society today, many people look for a feeling of freedom. Many people go on vacation and spend money. The most common gateway for people is drugs. Our American society is facing a tremendous drug problem. In order to eradicate the drug problem, a public debate is going on to find some solutions to this drug dilemma. It has become a highly controversial issue whether drugs such as marijuana should be legalized or not. Some people advocate this issue and believe
Woodstock - The Cultural Effects
Woodstock - The Cultural Effects
Woodstock - The Cultural Effects by Katie Bohr The Woodstock Music and Art and Festival was held August 15 - 17, 1969 on a farm near Woodstock, New York. The farm was owned by Max Yasgur. It was a rock music festival and the starting event of the era known as the Counterculture. Attracted by the presence of the most famous rock music bands and performers of the time, a huge crowd of almost 500,000 fans camped in a meadow and for three days lived in a heavy atmosphere of amplified music drugs an
Throughout history marijuana has been used to serve various purposes i
Throughout history marijuana has been used to serve various purposes i
Throughout history marijuana has been used to serve various purposes in many different cultures. The purposes have changed over time to fit in with the current lifestyles. This pattern is also true in American history. The use of marijuana has adapted to the social climate of the time. Marijuana, whose scientific name is cannibis sativa, was mentioned in historical manuscripts as early as 2700 B. C. in China. (Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia, 1995). The cultivation of the marijuana plant began a
John Lennons Assassination
John Lennons Assassination
John Lennon’s Assassination Appendix 1 When I first started my research I decided to use an Internet source because it seemed like it would be very simple to find information on the Internet. After searching fro hours and not finding much information on the Internet I decided to go look at my packet at some websites that could help me, I went to www.google.com, and searched from there. I found some periodicals on a website and continued to search on different sites. I found some information abou
Punk Rawk What is it
Punk Rawk What is it
Punk Rawk! What is it? Right now a bored teenager is listening to a Punk Rock album not really caring that the founding fathers (and mothers) of Punk are probably polishing their Rock n Roll Hall of Fame awards and then placing them carefully on the shelf of the bungalow in a retirement village. Youth, music, and rebellion have always been what Rock 'n' roll was based on. Taking those basics and making the music ten times faster, and the youth ten times more rebellious, and one gets Punk. What d
The Asian Sex Trade
The Asian Sex Trade
The Asian Sex Trade The Asian Sex Trade is one of the world’s most unexploded horrors. Back in 1997 the majority of girls going into the sex trade were mostly Thai, now they account for less then 2 percent. Agents (or better known to us as “pimps”) are now looking for girls from the neighboring countries. Seven out of ten families have sold at least one daughter. The amount of trafficking of children done is absolutely horrendous. It isn’t known exactly just how many children are a part of the t
Should It Be Legalised
Should It Be Legalised
Should It Be Legalised? Cannabis, also known as weed, grass, hemp, ganga, bhang, marijuana, dope and blow they are all the same thing, all completely harmless and completely misunderstood. Over 260 million people worldwide use cannabis for it’s potential advantages. Those who don’t use it are the ones who are missing out. In 1973, the drug was banned from use in Britain, much to the dismay of its users. For thirty years, people have fought for the right to use it both as a clinical and a legal d
Legalization of Marjuana
Legalization of Marjuana
Legalization of Marjuana Legalization of Marjuana Drug use is becoming more common today than in recent years. Almost anywhere we look, we can find some relation to drugs or drug paraphernalia. In fact, 63% of you stated in my survey that you had smoked marijuana in the past. That number is scary, since 81% of you are under 25 years of age and have your whole lives ahead of you. Some of you may be thinking So What Bill Clinton has admitted smoking marijuana, and he is President. Well, that surel
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana English Composition 04 November 2003 The legalization of marijuana is a controversial issue that has been fought for and against for several decades. Marijuana is defined as a preparation made from the dried flower clusters and leaves of the cannabis plant, which is usually smoked or eaten to induce euphoria and to heal and soothe (dictionary.com). In the 1930s, the American media spread numerous false stories that marijuana was an extremely dangerous drug and therefore
Waging War against the War on Drugs
Waging War against the War on Drugs
Waging War against the War on Drugs There exists a War on Drugs in our nation; a war that we are unfortunately losing. Our government is protecting the monopoly of the black market by prohibiting the use of non-prescription drugs. There is a great demand for which there must be a great supply and the present laws forbidding drug trade and usage promote the growth of the black market. It is time that we realize that the multi-dimensional socio-economic problem does not have one solution and that
Cannabis
Cannabis
Cannabis Lately, cannabis use has been a highly controversial subject. Some talk about decriminalization, some are all for legalization, and others want harder laws altogether. Although there are currently laws prohibiting its use, cannabis still grows wild in many parts of the world. It is much like other plants such as the red poppy, a national Remembrance Day symbol, which is rich in a much more potent and dangerous drug, opium. Cannabis should be legalized. Its uses should be maximized, rang
HOW DRUGS HARM PREGNANCY
HOW DRUGS HARM PREGNANCY
HOW DRUGS HARM PREGNANCY English 0300 Have you ever used drugs? Have you ever been pregnant? Or have you ever been pregnant while using drugs? Well, whatever you answered to these questions I am going to tell you the cold hard truth about using drugs during pregnancy! If there is anything that doesn’t mix it is drugs and pregnancy. You will never find anything that compares to pregnancy. Remember your lifestyle affects your baby. So I am going to tell you a little about how drugs affect that wo
Decriminalization of Marijuana In the United States
Decriminalization of Marijuana In the United States
Decriminalization of Marijuana In the United States Public Policy Analysis POL429 Central Washington University May 31, 2004 Since the passage of the Harrison Act in 1914, the federal approach to drug abuse control has included a variety of ways for reducing both the supply of, and demand for, illicit drugs. At first the supply and demand reduction strategies were grounded in the traditional deterrence model: Though legislation and criminal penalties, individuals would be discouraged from using
GHB gamma-hydroxybutyrate
GHB gamma-hydroxybutyrate
GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) GHB other wise known as gamma-hydroxybutyrate was developed to be used during surgery, but over the past 25 years the tasteless, colorless liquid has become a dangerous substance among teens. ( Vilbg) The reason GHB is no longer used in surgery is due to the many negative side effects. GHB has been known though the years by many various names. GHB depresses the central nervous system causing the user to become unconscious. The long-term effects of the use of GHB are y
Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic Steroids The History of Steroids During the 1930’s scientists discovered that Anabolic Steroids could facilitate the growth of muscle (skeletal) in laboratory animals. This discovery paved the way for steroids to be introduced for human use. Throughout the following decade the trend of steroids became more pronounced, the first documented use of anabolic steroids dates back to World War 2; it is believed Hitler’s German soldiers were administered steroids to increase their confidence an
Battle over suicide help continues in federal court over Ashcroft chal
Battle over suicide help continues in federal court over Ashcroft chal
Battle over suicide help continues in federal court over Ashcroft challengeWith Oregon's Death with Dignity Act at issue, competing sides debate jurisdiction and voice concerns about palliative pain care. Attorneys representing the U.S. Dept. of Justice, the state of Oregon and several dying patients had their day in court May 7 as three judges from the U.S. 9th District Court of Appeals listened to arguments over whether U.S. Attorney Gener al John Ashcroft had the right to ban the use of narco
GATEWAYS
GATEWAYS
GATEWAYS ************************************************************************* “Social bond theories speculate that delinquency often occurs when youths’ moral, emotional, and psychological ties to society weaken or rupture.” ~Hirschi~ ************************************************************************* When does a child become an adult? At 18? 21? 25? In a time when children as young as 8 carry cell phones, and adults as old as 30 still live at home with mom and dad, it's often tough t
LEGALIZE IT
LEGALIZE IT
LEGALIZE IT English 102 February 11, 2004 Marijuana has been used by all kinds of people around the world throughout time. Even here in America marijuana has been used by everyone from the Native Americans to promote peace, to “George Washington when he was an early hemp farmer” (http://www.marijuana.drug-culture.com/). Why then must it be outlawed today? It’s just not fair. What could be so bad about a plant? There are many good reasons why marijuana should be legalized, both for medicinal and
THE PROS AND CONS OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA
THE PROS AND CONS OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA
THE PROS AND CONS OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA NOTE: THIS PAPER REC’D AN “A” grade at a Calif. Community College……YEAR 2002, Admin. Of Justice class…. The United States is a country full of controversy. It was even settled by people who had come from a country in the midst of controversy. Many controversial issues do not have a clear solution that makes everyone happy and oftentimes a compromise is essential in order to move on. When it comes to the controversy of legalizing marijuana, howev
Should cannabis be legalised
Should cannabis be legalised
Should cannabis be legalised? Hash, weed, pot, dope, marijuana, grass, skunk, whatever you want to call it, it all comes down to the simple fact that cannabis is still an illegal drug. It is not necessarily as harmful as other drugs like cocaine, ecstasy or heroine, but it is illegal. There are among more than 70 million people who have used cannabis and possibly among more than ten million, who use it regularly. No matter what you may believe, it is still illegal in Scotland and the UK to be in
Smoking or Not
Smoking or Not
Smoking or Not? TOPIC: Although it is a freedom to use tobacco while some people think it should be made illegal as the same way as other drugs. To what extent do you agree or disagree What’s your opinion? The debate on whether forbidding using tobacco by law or not has come for a long time.(Recently, there is a heated argument about if tobacco should be forbidden by law or not.) Though people can smoke cigarette freely in almost all the country, in my attitude (in my point of view), I do firml
Youth Culture
Youth Culture
Youth Culture Introduction. It has been suggested that drug use has become normalised amongst young people over recent years? Acknowledgment towards, drugs nowadays is becoming more openly talked about and societies liberal approach into why young people take drugs and why young people create cultures are becoming mildly accepted. Many people will argue that drugs have always been a part of everyday life, and have been involved in many youth cultures, for example young people in the sixties whic
The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare
The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare
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 should be legalized in order to treat terminally ill patien
The question of whether to legalize drugs or not is a very
The question of whether to legalize drugs or not is a very
The question of whether to legalize drugs or not is a very controversial and important issue. Drugs affect so many areas of society. The U.S. population has an extremely high rate of alcohol and drug abuse (Grolier). Several groups have formed and spoken out regarding their position. Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization is the first step in helping to deliver the credible, consistent message about the risks and costs of the legalization of drugs to people in terms that make sense to them. T
Drugs Legalization
Drugs Legalization
Drugs Legalization 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(crack babies), while others become users.The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good news is the
Anabolic Steroid Use in Sports
Anabolic Steroid Use in Sports
Anabolic Steroid Use in Sports Drug use has been a part of competitive sport for almost a century. At the first olympics in Athens in 1896, marathon runners drank a mixture of brandy and strychnine to help them on their ways and used opiates to control pain during a race. Use of alcohol was very common in the early years of the twentieth century. It might be argued that the first athletes to use drugs to enhance their performance were, in fact, cheating. We need to remember that drug use is not
Marijuana The legalization
Marijuana The legalization
Marijuana: The legalization Their Side: After the sustaining vote in November of 1996 and coming into effect the beginning of this year, marijuana is now legal to medical patients in California and Arizona. Proposition 215 reads as follows: The people of the State of California hereby find and declare that the purposes of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 are as follows: (A) To ensure that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes where that medic
Through out history the world has seen some generations that have made
Through out history the world has seen some generations that have made
Through out history the world has seen some generations that have made an impact more than all of its predecessors. The decade from 1960 to 1970 was definitely one of those eras. The people didn't follow the teachings of its elders, but rejected them for an alternative culture which was their very own(Harris 14). Made up of the younger population of the time this new culture was such a radical society that they were given their own name which is still used today. They came to be called the Hippi
Kurt Cobain overcame many challenges in his youth before becoming a
Kurt Cobain overcame many challenges in his youth before becoming a
Kurt Cobain overcame many challenges in his youth before becoming a musical standout. These challenges ranged from being brought up in town that he did not fit into, to being rejected by his parents and as a result becoming homeless. All Kurt ever wanted to was to be like everyone else, but he wasn't like everyone else. He managed to over come these difficulties in life, as well as many others and went on to be the most influential figures in popular music during the early 90's. Life in Aberdee
CONTENT ON THE INTERNET FREE OR FETTERED
CONTENT ON THE INTERNET FREE OR FETTERED
CONTENT ON THE INTERNET: FREE OR FETTERED? Focus: This paper examines the nature of the problem caused by potentially offensive material on the Internet and summarizes current efforts to regulate content, along with reactions to those efforts. 1. Introduction: what is the problem? Earlier last year, anyone could have been forgiven for believing that the world had just discovered the Internet, and that it had, in the process, concluded that the Internet was awash with pornographic images, drugs i
Trends in drug use among youth are indirectly attributable to trends i
Trends in drug use among youth are indirectly attributable to trends i
Trends in drug use among youth are indirectly attributable to trends in society. Although drugs have always been around in one form or another, their early influences on society trace back to just before the 1930’s. Marijuana was a popular drug among Mexican laborers, jazz musicians, and so-called beatniks. Then after major social changes that took place in 1930, The government cracked down on marijuana use. In 1937, the Marijuana Tax Act…made the use and sale of marijuana without a tax stamp
OVERVIEW OF GANGS
OVERVIEW OF GANGS
OVERVIEW OF GANGS Originally the word gang had no negative connotation. In Old English, gang simply referred to a number of people who went around together-a group. Today a gang can be defined in four basic ways: • an organized group with a leader • a unified group that usually remains together during peaceful times as well as times of conflict • a group whose members show unity through clothing, language • a group whose activities are criminal or threatening to the larger society. Gangs are o
To the AIDS or cancer patient it is the plant that fights nausea and a
To the AIDS or cancer patient it is the plant that fights nausea and a
To the AIDS or cancer patient, it is the plant that fights nausea and appetite loss. To the nutritionist, its seed is second only to the soybean in nutritional value, and is a source of cooking oil and vitamins. To the paper or cloth manufacturer, it is the plant that provided much of our paper and clothing for hundreds of years and produces four times more fiber per acre than trees. To the environmentalist, it is the plant that could greatly slow deforestation, restore robbed nutrients by other
Since the formation of the United States to the present date the crime
Since the formation of the United States to the present date the crime
Since the formation of the United States to the present date, the crime rate and the rights of the accused have greatly increased, while the rights of the law-abiding citizen have decreased. To more fully protect society, and to attempt to reduce the crime rate, we must therefor increase the power the law enforcement agencies have. The most logical place to start would be the search and seizure laws, for they inhibit the power to stop trouble at its source. The Fourth Amendment is quoted thus: