Every year our state has to spend a large sum of money on supervising marijuana because it is illegal. But once Proposition 19 is passed, those marijuana offenders and drug traffickers will be innocent. “The measure could result in savings to the state and local governments by reducing the number of marijuana offenders incarcerated in state prisons and county jails, as well as the number placed under county probation or state parole supervision”(Brown 14). This could save California millions of dollars annually.
Since 1999, five NRL players have had action taken against them for recreational drug use. Johns admitted there were times when he took a drug test knowing he was pushing his luck. “I’ve had so many close calls,” he said. “I’ve taken tests and thought ‘I could fail this’.” “I’d wake up in the morning and wonder how I’m not on the front of the paper.” Johns stood by his initial claim that the pill was put in his pocket by a complete stranger as he left The Church nightclub in London. Diagnosed with depression But Johns said he knew what the drug was as he had used it many times before, including throughout a brilliant playing career that had many labelling him the best to ever pull on a boot.
His last known killing took place in 1991. He sent letters to media outlets and police describing his murders. In 2005, he was found guilty of ten murders and is currently serving ten consecutive life sentences. When comparing biological theories of criminal behavior to Dennis Rader it was found that he grew up in church, had loving parents, a quiet and normal life, it would be expected that he would grow up to be a great person. This shows that there is more to Rader and the crimes he committed than the biological factors.
A short time before his fourth birthday Dahmer had a double hernia operation, which seemed to affect him in many ways. He became highly narrow-minded and lacking in self-confidence (Biography, 2010). During Dahmer’s early childhood, his father changed careers resulting in the family moving to from Iowa to Bath, Ohio (Biography, 2010). At school, Dahmer’s classmates considered him the classic “geek” erging for attention. On many occasions, he acted out in rages (Frasier, 1996).
Reefer Madness The first focus of Schlosser’s book spotlights on the booming business in marijuana cultivation. Marijuana, what should be America’s number one cash crop, apart from corn and soy isn’t because it is still illegal. The government would rather spend roughly 4 billion dollars of tax payer money to fight the war on marijuana. Why not save that 4 billion dollars of federal tax revenue and instead decriminalize marijuana, tax it, and start making money hand over fist? Plausible estimates indicate that marijuana could pull in around 25 billion dollars a year.
Popular Mechanics magazine (1938) said that hemp was “the new billion dollar crop,” stating that it “can be used to produce more than 25,000 products, ranging from dynamite to Cellophane”(Small purdue.edu). Hemp’s most important uses come from its stalk. The fibers that are harvested from hemp’s stalk can be used to make products such as textiles, paper, building materials, and other industrial products (Roulac 15). The leaves, seeds, cell fluid, and the whole hemp plant are also used to create a large number of other products. Hemp fiber could be used to make a large variety of papers, which would help decrease the paper industries dependency on wood.
Because he was so badly injured he almost had to get his leg amputated but he didn’t because he had an excellent docto the rest of his life he had to walk with a crutch under his right arm. After five years of being retired from the army he developed a tumor on his brain that was cancerous and extremely deadly, he died only two weeks after finding out that
Unfortunately many states have taken the easy road and have become over-reliant on the federal government for support. In return they are forced to relinquish power and freedom. This is one of the “cons” to following the federal mandate of the universal MLDA of 21. The main argument against lowering the MLDA again, is the inevitable rise in drunken driving related deaths. In the 1960’s and 1970’s when many states had lowered the MLDA, besides the rise in drunk-driving deaths, studies showed that people raised from childhood in under-21 states were involved in higher rates of alcohol and drug use as adults, and had a higher rate of homicides and suicides.
The reviewed literature outlines the problems faced by employers and some of the options available. In addition, certain statistical information exists to support the research. While the California Department of Insurance works with the California State Legislature to reform the broken workers’ compensation system, businesses must fend for themselves in a troubled market that experiences annual premium increases of up to 100% or more (Lipold, 2002). This not only affects California businesses, but also has an impact on state employees, since many local governments also participate in workers’ compensation. Taxpayers bear the cost of government, so this is a double-hit for the citizens of California.
Legalizing Marijuana Progressive Paper Kareem Shaout Sociology/Criminal Justice 453 Introduction Throughout the course of American history there have been many issues that needed a little fine tuning before they began to run smoothly. One issue in need of an overhaul is the United States war against drugs. The efforts to stop or even control the manufacturing and sale of illegal drugs have gone unrewarded for over three decades. For every large scale drug seizure and arrest there are another ten dealers expanding their operations. The amount of drug traffic and use is at an all time high and the efforts to curtail it have served more as a stimulant for it rather than a deterrent.