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.
Crack cocaine --as much a creature of prohibition as 180-proof moonshine during alcohol prohibition--became the drug of choice in most inner cities. AIDS spread rapidly among injecting drug addicts, their lovers, and their children, while government policies restricted the availability of clean syringes that might have stemmed the epidemic. And prohibition-related violence reached unprecedented levels as a new generation of Al Capones competed for turf, killing not just one another but innocent bystanders, witnesses, and law-enforcement
Federal Crack Vs. Powder Cocaine Sentencing Guidelines: Why poor and minority populations are being denied their 14th amendment rights. Introduction to the Problem, Overview and History of the Crack Cocaine Epidemic With the explosion of crack cocaine during the early 1980’s came a whirlwind of complications for society as a whole and the African American community in particular. This new, inexpensive version of cocaine, made the drug readily available to an entirely new social class. In doing so it received massive media attention labeling the drug as hyper-addictive and violence inducing. Due in part to the media propaganda, congress was forced into action early on in the epidemic.
“Medical Marijuana is an Insult to Our Intelligence” This opinion piece, written by Charles Lane, starts off with the author describing how the Justice Department is dealing with people who smoke or sell pot. The article not only has statistical points but also the authors own opinion and humor. The author believes that although marijuana is a blessing for terminally ill patients, it does not have the ability to calm oneself. He explains the testing drugs must go through to meet Drug Administration to get his point through. Reading this article, I also find defense cases about medical marijuana.
Marshi Foster 03/29/13 Period #1 Government Marijuana the Everlasting Drug War Marijuana-a harmful and addictive substance that can cause respiratory disease, mental disorders, and other health problems-is a gateway drug that leads to the abuse of other drugs. The government should keep marijuana illegal and strengthen its efforts to prohibit it. Marijuana has many effects on the body. The most psychoactive compound in marijuana is THC. Differences among plants cause the potency of pot to vary widely; meaning different types have different effects.
Our country's drug law have created a huge profitable 'black market' causing more criminal involvement in selling marijuana. Problems such as violence make the streets unsafe for revolving areas. In 1923, when marijuana was outlawed in Canada only a few people in this country had ever seen or heard of it. Until the 1960s, marijuana use was rarely used in the mainstream population.
Name: Whitney Canzater Subject: The Legalization and Taxation of Marijuana General Purpose: To Persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that the legalization of Marijuana can reduce the high crime rate in South Carolina and could overall help the economy. Central Idea: Persuasive Speech Outline I. Introduction: A. Attention Getter a. “Two parents were arrested and put in jail for possession of marijuana.
Drug Trafficking in the United States from Mexico Drug trafficking in the United States and Mexico is a huge problem for the United States because it has a negative impact on other areas in society such as crime rates. The government needs to find a solution to better control drug trafficking because it claims lives and destroys families. Research shows Marijuana and Cocaine are the top two most illegally abused drugs in the United States. James Gray (2001) points out: Not only is this drug-money corruption problem of enormous concern in its own right, but additional lawless behavior often is derived from it as well. For example, the entire southern California area was shocked in September 1999 when a former officer of the Rampart Division
Should Marijuana be generally legalized In today’s society there’s a huge controversy, should marijuana be generally legalized. Marijuana has a lot of ups and downs to being legalized. If marijuana became legal, how will this affect America. Marijuana has generated intense controversy: some feel marijuana should be legal and some feel marijuana should stay illegal. Marijuana should be legalized because it’s not fair for religious use, lower the number of arrests, and too expensive for the government.
Why Drugs Are Bad Drugs have been a nonstop war with the government for centuries. Marijuana is currently the most abused drug in the USA. The US government has tried many strategies to get rid of Marijuana. Strategies to get rid of marijuana include busting drug dealers and giving fun facts about Marijuana to stop people from abusing it. The legalization of marijuana would be unbeneficial to society because teenagers have a higher risk for dropping out, Marijuana is harmful to the brain and there are dangers related to addiction.