Medical marijuana and marijuana have had a long, lengthy history of repeated use in the United States. First, from 1900 to 1940, marijuana, including opium and cocaine were considered part of everyday drugs. As time went on, the U.S. cracked down on crack and opium, eventually outlawing them but continued to be very “loose” with the use of marijuana. Eventually, as time continued to roll on, the use of marijuana became “frowned upon.” Marijuana was illegal and the U.S. government became strict with the cannabis laws. This began around the 1980s and then started to become increasingly worse.
Americans are becoming more accustomed to marijuana usage due to the increasing frequency of displays in pop culture, a growing availability, and it being a serious political issue. The film and TV industry have played a vital role in how marijuana is seen by America. The first instance of the drug use in pop culture is the 1936 film Reefer Madness by Arthur Hoerl. The film takes two ordinary teenagers, who are pressured into using marijuana, through an over-the-top journey that includes a hit-and-run accident, suicide, manslaughter, and even an attempted rape. However, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), which was established in 1970, used the movie satirically to aid in the reform of marijuana policy.
Legalizing Marijuana in the United States of America would present a Multi-Billion dollar business for the U.S. with the taxation of the herb. It would also reduce America’s crime rate and cash flow that we insert into putting individuals in jail
Eric Schlosser’s Reefer Madness is more than the title reads. The three essays Schlosser has complied explore facets of the U.S. underground economy, or better known as the black market. The first chapter of the book discusses marijuana and the harsh laws of our government, past and present. It goes into great detail of Mark Young’s case which leaves you to realize how strict our government’s drug policies actually are. Schlosser then goes into discussing the callous illegal immigrant labor that takes place in strawberry fields of California.
Larger shipments ranging up to multi thousands of illegal narcotics. U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (2004) With proper personal and the right technology, it would be possible to make more confiscations. It has been time for the government to invest money towards technology helping officials find hidden narcotics. Drug king pins spend hundred of thousands on creating underground tunnels. Marijuana packages are usually wrapped in cellophane, coated with mustard, grease and motor oil then concealed.
There is an ongoing debate on whether drug testing of welfare recipients is legal in many of the local state governments. This paper hopes to expand on some of those topics in a pro vs. con setting. The Pros and Cons of Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Pros - Most jobs require drug testing before and during employment Testing poor and working people for drugs is not a new idea. It’s a trend that picked up significant steam during the war on drugs when in 1986, President Ronald Reagan issued an executive order requiring all federal job applicants to pee in a cup. The order was quickly followed by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, which required employers with federal grants to keep their businesses drug-free.
The book starts off stating that America is one of the few industrialized countries to still criminalize marijuana. It then goes on to show the perspectives of two differing viewpoints on a single topic, in this case that of medicinal uses. “In recent years thousands of patients with AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and a variety of other disabling diseases have begun to smoke marijuana illegally in the firm belief that it makes their symptoms better, despite the relative paucity of medical evidence to substantiate such belief.” (Iversen 2) Iversen goes into depth with some of the most common ailments described by those who use cannabis for medicinal purposes, and how they help, hinder, or show no effect. The author also includes many graphs comparing cigarette smoke and marijuana smoke, and they show that cigarettes are substantially more harmful to the body long
maraiujjna is illegal by most goverments of the world because of social reasons not health reasons.- people around the world have been smoking marijuana for thousands of years while also using the hemp plant for everything from fabric and rope to ethanol fuel. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, a man with a bit of power and enough determination decided pot was wicked, evil and narcotic. He moved mountains to make it illegal worldwide. In the U.S., the struggle continues to this day to overcome the lies and misconceptions about marijuana that the government spent billions to spread. Between 1937 and 1947, the government spent $220 million on the war against drugs.
Michael J Mullins America’s War on Drugs The United States of America has been fighting a war that has no end in sight. For the most part this war is directed at America’s own citizens. Some people argue that this war on drugs violates an individual’s civil rights. There are others that argue this war is a waste of time and money, and that in a time when the United States debt is over 17 trillion dollars and growing we need to find a cheaper and better way to fight America’s war on drugs. Drug prohibition, A.K.A.
“Industrial Hemp” General Purpose: to inform Specific Purpose: in inform my audience about the definition, historical, and modern uses of industrialized hemp. Central Idea: For thousands of years civilizations have used cannabis. In the last seventy years has this unbelievably useful crop been unfairly outlawed and discriminated against. Modern uses out weight the archaic reasoning for such a ridiculous position by the Federal Government. Introduction: Hemp is simply put, the hardworking cousin of the more widely known but much less hardworking marijuana.