The Decriminalization Of

The Nobel Prize for Economics
The Nobel Prize for Economics
The Nobel Prize for Economics The Nobel Prize for Economics or more correctly, The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences is the world's most prestigious award for the people who contributions to the field of Economics. It is awarded in memory of Alfred Nobel by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences every year. The prize consists of a gold medal, a diploma bearing a citation, and a sum of money (US$1,000,000 in recent years). It represents the ultimate recognition by one's peers. The Economic
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
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
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
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
Legality
Legality
Legality Although it is clear that society is unhappy with current efforts to stop illegal drug smuggling, illegal drug use and distribution, no one seems to know what should be done. With drug use and drug related crime on the rise, some Americans argue that current drug legislation is too easy on drug offenders. Society at large asks, Can we ever stop illegal drugs and their use? It is a question that unfortunately has no easy answer. More and more people in America feel that if this country
Critique of Keith Stroups Statement on Marijuana Usage
Critique of Keith Stroups Statement on Marijuana Usage
Critique of Keith Stroup’s “Statement on Marijuana Usage” Student #44 Prof. Laura Elizabeth English 102 February 8, 1999 The “Statement on Marijuana Usage”, written by Keith Stroup, was presented to the Subcommittee on Crime and the House Committee on the Judiciary in favor of the legalization of marijuana. This statement can be found in the Current Issues Source File through the University’s library web page. Stroup’s argument presented in his “Statement on Marijuana Usage” consists of differen
Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization However, drugs should not be legalizied because there would be an increase in drug abuse due to its availability. Legalized drugs would become cheaper and more accessible to people who previously had not tried drugs. Addicts who tend to stop, not by choice, would not stop because drugs would be more accessible if legalized. The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good news is that the United States had 286 million dollars and 81,762 drug seizures due to
The Drug Advisory Council
The Drug Advisory Council
The Drug Advisory Council In December 1995 the Drug Advisory Council was set up by the Victorian Government and was responsible for investigating the Marijuana issue. What the law says is, “In Victoria the penalties imposed by the courts for possession of small amounts of Cannabis - less than 50 grams, are relatively minor.1 Although the Drugs,Poisons and Controlled Substances Act prohibits possession of any amount of cannabis, court routinely place first offenders found guilty of possession of
Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization Strong drug enforcement in the United States is correlated with the reduction in crime , drug use, and drug addiction growth rates. The impact on tougher drug sanctions has been overshadowed by a myth that U.S. drug enforcement has become too lenient. This myth has been promoted by the multi-million dollar pro-drug legalization lobby, civil libertarians, and misguided academic researchers to the public with limited review and challenge. Attacks on drug enforcement efforts often
Legalization
Legalization
Legalization The legalization of marijuana The Legalization of Marijuana For the last fifty or so years it has been a crime to possess, consume, or distribute marijuana. Any rapid change in legislation toward legalization would be impossible in today’s culture. Due mostly to the overwhelming popularity of this drug it could never possibly be legalized. Any process of legalization would create unrealistic demands upon society that would affect every facet of life both domestic and abroad. Marijua
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
An Argument for the Legalization of Drugs Based on John Stuart Mills'
An Argument for the Legalization of Drugs Based on John Stuart Mills'
An Argument for the Legalization of Drugs, Based on John Stuart Mills' Revised Harm Principle The question of whether or not to legalize certain drugs has been debated for decades. Although opponents have thus far been successful in preventing this, there are nonetheless a substantial number of people who believe that legalization should be given a chance. Their arguments range from the seeming ineffectiveness of current drug laws to the simple premise that the government has no right to prohi
Legalize It
Legalize It
Legalize It! Many feel today we are loosing the war on drugs. When a battle goes to the point where there is no winner there needs to be a re-evaluation of how to solve the problem. In the case of the war against drugs, years of fighting have caused increased crime, overcrowding of prisons and the wasted use of money and resources with no results. It is now time to look at alternative methods to solving the nation's drug problem. I will be looking at one of these methods that deals with the lega
Decriminalize Marijuana for the Good of America
Decriminalize Marijuana for the Good of America
Decriminalize Marijuana for the Good of America 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 adopte
Legalization of Marijana For
Legalization of Marijana For
Legalization of Marijana: For It's time we put to rest the myth that smoking marijuana is a fringe or deviant activity, engaged in only by those on the margins of American society. In reality, marijuana smoking is extremely common, and marijuana is the recreational drug of choice for millions of mainstream, middle class Americans. According to the most recent NIDA data1, between 65 and 71 million Americans have smoked marijuana at some time in their lives, and 10 million are current smokers (hav
Decriminalization vs Prohibition
Decriminalization vs Prohibition
Decriminalization vs. Prohibition The idea of Drug Prohibition made sense: lower the availability of drugs by the use of law enforcement. Unfortunately, Drug Prohibition means heavy costs while proving to be ineffective and counterproductive. I was thirteen when I saw drugs for the first time. I was with some of my friends that live down the road from me. They asked me if I wanted to get high with them. At the time, I didn't know what getting high meant, so I asked them. One of them pulled ut a
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
Marijuana Legal or Illegal
Marijuana Legal or Illegal
Marijuana Legal or Illegal Marijuana Legal or Illegal: Cannabis, sold as marijuana, hashish and hash oil, is the most frequently used illicit drug in Canada. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: social issues [Paper Title]: Marijuana Legal or Illegal [Text]: Marijuana Legal or Illegal Cannabis, sold as marijuana, hashish and hash oil, is the most frequently used illicit drug in Canada. Roughly one in four Canadian adults report having used cann
An Objection to Mandatory Drug Testing in High Schools for the
An Objection to Mandatory Drug Testing in High Schools for the
An Objection to Mandatory Drug Testing in High Schools for the Participation of Extra-Curricular Activities: Primarily Student Athletes By Lynn Bailey For LA: 401: Science, Technology, and Human Values Dr. John Richards Baker University Spring, 2004 Introduction With the recent steroid a scandal in Major League Baseball, debates over mandatory drug testing polices have sparked interest across the country. One issue that is highly controversial, but has taken a back seat in the in the debate, is