Another compromise is the decriminalization of marijuana; if someone is to be in possession of less than one ounce then it is just a misdemeanor. Though prohibitionists are still pushing to keep all harmful drugs illegal and pro drug supporters are still aiming for more laws to be passed legalizing drugs. Neither side is done fighting for their cause. In the 1920’s the eighteenth amendment establishes the prohibition of alcohol in the United States. This was a nationwide ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages (Eighteenth Amendment).
The first type of influence is coercion, which voids autonomy. An individual is coercively influenced when the individual’s 17 Legal and Ethical Issues of Medical Marijuana behavior and/or choices are controlled by the intentional and credible threat of harm. The second type of influence is persuasion, which is defined as “influence by appeal to
The individual from a philosophical point of view deserves the right to make a choice for themselves and not be abridged by the government. The government has the right to limit individuals actions for those that pose a significant threat. However marijuana is the most used illicit drug in Australia with reports of over 1/3 of all Australian's over the age of 14 having tried the drug. Marijuana is also claimed to have no real harm to individuals with no recorded deaths (NDSHS, 2007). It should be recognised that the right to choose whether or not to use marijuana would have to be linked to the idea
The public is able to buy them at their free will resulting in drugs corrupting schools and America’s youth. The age regulation of drugs would have a positive effect on the drug use of America’s youth, it would be much harder for them to get. Today, it’s a lot more common to witness a drug deal happen in school rather than someone selling alcohol or cigarettes. It is extremely dangerous to drug users because there is no regulation, making a lot of buyers unaware of the potency of the drug or if some other drug is it. This is the main reason for overdose in America, the majority of the people that use drugs are not always sure on what really is in it.
Hemp is the most useful and beneficial plant in nature, with over nine derivable products, easy to maintain and produce; it’s been one of the most materials used since ancient times. So why the United States the only developed country were growing hemp is illegal? Because hemp’s also known as Marijuana, the very controversial and most popular drug worldwide, knowing
Actually, the fourth amendment would actually keep you from doing so because it states that “every citizen right to be free from unreasonable government intrusion into their persons, homes, businesses, and property –whether through police stops of citizens on the street, arrests, or searches of homes and businesses”. Based on your observation of the marijuana plants, do you need a search warrant to enter and search the house and the resident? If yes, what is the basis for this legal requirement? If no, what is the justification for this exception to the search warrant requirement? Yes, from my observation of the marijuana plants you would need a search warrant to enter and search the house and the resident, but in saying that you would need probable cause, which refers to the requirement in criminal law that police have adequate reason to arrest someone, conduct a search or seize property relating to an alleged crime to enter the house, so in this case the citizens are breaking the law due to growing illegal drugs.
Should Marijuana be legalized in the United States? Cheryl D. Usry POL 1016: Current Event Dr. Harold V. Jones II March 22, 2012 One of the biggest issues argued about all over congress, the media, and in public resides in our country’s War on Drugs. One of the primary focuses of the War on Drugs targets the controversial drug marijuana. Marijuana remains one the most widely used illegal drugs. This completely natural plant which previously helped so many people has puzzled the leaders of our nation for a long time even before the whole concept of “Reaganomics,” which focused on drugs and its entirety.
The argument of marijuana being used for medical use is what made Proposition 215 be successfully legalized in California with no age limit for any illness for which marijuana provides relief” (Minamide 32) including ailments that are minor like writer’s cramp and callouses on toes and hands. With no age limit there is a higher risk for abuse, since it is such an addictive substance, considering it is not difficult to obtain a cannabis card because one only needs to be eighteen and have a qualifying “ailment”. People with insignificant ailments can abuse the drug; they use ailments as an excuse to smoke because of addiction. Generally everyone has access to pot when there are other options available to treat the same ailments as pot. “In a double-blind study patients preferred Marinol over smoking marijuana 2-to-1” (Dudley 32).
iii. Canvas-Latin- “hemp” Marijuana-Spanish- almost exclusively meaning the “drug” iv. Industrialized variant: purpose of paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, health food and fuel B. Quote: Thomas Jefferson-“ Hemp is the first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country.” PICTURE Transition: For generations upon generations, hemp has been a way of life; let’s start with the earliest known uses of hemp. A. Grown for as long as human history as been around in Asia and the Middle East.
For this particular argument it would have to be “Circular Reasoning”, it’s a fallacy that in which the premises include the claim that the conclusion is true or (directly or indirectly) assume that the conclusion is true. We can assume by the premises that the argument would have to be true, due the subject, marijuana is a universal and cheap drug that can be used by anyone. In fact, there are laws that prevent the use of marijuana, so when the law tells society you can’t smoke marijuana, this only puts out a message of restriction and that doesn’t go well for listening. In conclusion, Blakeslee arriving on the conclusion that severe laws will only put more danger on those who use marijuana than