Jeffrey Ensor Mrs. Bramely Argumentative Essay 12/7/11 Legalize It The US war on drugs places great emphasis on arresting people for smoking marijuana. Since 1990, nearly 5.9 million Americans have been arrested on marijuana charges, a greater number than the entire populations of Alaska, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming combined. So what does that say? Marijuana users are being punished for a drug that can ultimately benefit a lot of people. Marijuana should be legalized it will not only benefit the well being of sick patients but also it will help economic needs of this country and also decline in crime will be apparent.
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.
Drug Trafficking in the United States Jason Reed ENG122 English Composition Instructor McKenna September 23, 2012 Drug Trafficking in the United States Over forty years ago, the world declared the war on drugs. Today, after decades of failing to control drug consumption, the drug problem has emerged and allowed violent drug traffickers to expand their networks and corrupt even more Mexican and American government officials. The use of violence by traffickers against authorities and witnesses represents a major challenge to the neighboring countries as the ultimate guarantor of law and order within their borders. This in turn, has allowed drug cartels to move illegal narcotics freely throughout Mexico in an attempt to smuggle them
BANG!!!! “Shots fired” or “Officer down” is all so common in our local communities, backyard and nearby school. The war on drug our local officers and drug dealer in our communities. Since early history, drugs have been a major problem in society. As early as the 1960’s and 70’s, our Officers have been dealing with numerous drug lords invading the street of Miami Police officer have been trying to find ways to catch drugs dealers and cleaning out our communities for decades.
“Cracking down on those who take drugs or drink and then drive is a year round commitment for Warwickshire and West Mercia.”- West Mercia Police. “Law enforcement officers across West Alabama will be aggressively seeking drunk drivers and arresting anyone who is driving impaired.” – Assistant Director Tasha Washington (“Crimson Beat”). The dangers of drunk driving are being highlighted as a part of a festive countdown on motorists who put people’s lives at risk by not following the law (Harris, 1). MADD (Mothers against Drunk Driving) serves a victim or survivor of drunk driving every ten minutes. Since 1980 MADD has nearly saves 300,000 lives…and
Referring back to the example where the woman took her defense of marijuana to the Supreme Court, she had no excuse to use marijuana at all! Millions of people around the world suffer from scoliosis and especially headaches. People who use marijuana on a regular basis are likely to become addicted to it. Just like all drug addicts, if they don’t have their “fix” they will go crazy and do anything to get it. As for the doctor who recommended her and 16-year-old boy who had ADHD, to consider marijuana as a cure is absolutely
Marijuana Should Be Legalized in Canada Drugs have been part of the human history for years. The history of marijuana in Canada is a tale of prohibition of 'the drug'. Past centuries its use, for any reason has been considered criminal under the law. This plant can be grown and maintained at home, with low risks or threat apart from its illegal status. Our country's drug law have created a huge profitable 'black market' causing more criminal involvement in selling marijuana.
As the rot spreads, even more crime is generated by the climate of disorder and ennui it produces” ( Duk, Steven B. Dec. 1993). Drug prohibition also fosters crime by producing officialcorruption. The news media are full of accounts of cops caught stealing money or drugs from dealers or simply taking money to look the other way. Even judges and prosecutors are sometimes implicated. Such pervasive corruption denigrates and demoralizes all law enforcers and causes disrespect for law among citizens.The distractive effects of the drug war on law enforcement indirectly but profoundly encourage crime.