Controlled Substance Act Research Paper

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In 1970 Congress passed the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). This act set the laws that deal with regulating narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, and any other chemicals that are used in the production and distributing of controlled substances. In this act was the prohibition of the crop known as cannabis or marijuana. This crop is dried out and smoked like tobacco to get a “haze” or a “high.” Some may argue that cannabis can be used medically to help the treating relief of cancer and other diseases. Some state lately have legalized the use of medical marijuana, however the federal government still deems the drug illegal due to the CSA. In addition to the government getting involved with state business, they are still cracking…show more content…
Kant states, “is that is that people are rational and moral agents who can each determine right and wrong for ourselves… if the state does that for us, it denies us the respect due our autonomy and it also destroys our capacity to act moral…” This could be looked that since the state decides what is moral and what isn’t we act immoral to prove that we can beat the system. So no matter what the law is each person has certain fundamental interests that must be under the individual's exclusive control and immune from state…show more content…
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