Drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving the civilization, manufactures, distributions and sales of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws (UNODC intro). This has become a growing problem in the world today; most people think it is a fast and easy way to make money, but not paying attention to the consequences that come along with the situation. Money serves as a major factor in the war on drugs. The money that results from drug trafficking seems a primary reason why controlling illegal drugs, or banning them in that case, poses as a difficult task. There are many risks when it comes to dealing drugs, no matter what kind of drug you are selling you are liable to end up in jail right along with the murders, and the rapist (Jake, 2006).
Law enforcement is abused in many ways. From what I found the police there are police for the entertainment. I mean they do good things when it comes to drug bust and stuff, that is if they aren't using them for their own use and profit. But they Rodney King people on a daily basis for fun. No one wants that type of police force in their community.
Many of the drugs that are abused by our youth were manufactured and marketed to Americans by big pharmaceutical companies. These drugs are supposed to be used to lessen pain, but more times than not they are prescribed with little regard to the risks they pose. This is where the problem lies, doctors throwing prescriptions to people for small injuries which in turn into a dependency problem. ”Drugs like fentanal, codene, oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone (which is used to help treat people with opioid addictions) together are linked to 75% of prescription drug overdoses each year. These dangerous drugs are all over our streets in urban and in rural parts of the U.S.
Even using the words 'legalization' and Federalism and Marijuana 'decriminalization' invite debate as one would suggest that the illegalization was right and proper and the other suggests the criminalization was the wrong thing to do in the first place, thereby creating a culture of criminals where there should never have been. The fact remains that marijuana is the drug of choice throughout the country. While average Americans may be hard pressed to find users of narcotics like heroin or even cocaine, nearly everyone at least knows someone who partakes in marijuana use, medical or otherwise. In 2011 less than 2 million people tried cocaine, less than 400,000 experimented with heroin, but 28 million people
With all these risks I guess it becomes easy to understand as to why kids that smoke marijuana do poorly in school. Personally I would have to mostly agree with Shaw, that marijuana should not be legalized. Marijuana is an addictive drug that can lead to other worse drugs, and legalizing it would be irresponsible, and would cause lives to be in danger. I am in agreement that smoking marijuana can, and does cause an increased likelihood that
When Marijuana is illegal, you have to find a drug dealer or someone who sells it. This can indeed be dangerous; but that also helps keep some people away from perusing it. If you were able to have a friend or someone you know buy it for you over the counter, yes it would definitely be safer; but it will be pretty much in the hands of anyone who wants it now. And having a increased population of people smoking pot will not benefit in anyway. It will only make the people become even more lazy then what we already are.
Long-term studies of students who use drugs show that very few young people use other illegal drugs without first trying marijuana. While not all people who use marijuana go on to use other drugs, using marijuana sometimes lowers inhibitions about drug use and exposes users to a culture that encourages use of other drugs. * The risk of using cocaine has been estimated to be more than 104 times greater for those who have tried marijuana than for those who have never tried it.12 In Summary: * Marijuana is a dangerous, addictive drug that poses significant health threats to users. * Marijuana has no medical value that can't be met more effectively by legal
But the research has shown that there is not much problem with the children who is drinking from 18. Due to the strictness of the law the children are forced to drink by hiding. Opposing people also say that the children of the age 18 can smoke and we know smoking is also injurious to health. If one can smoke from the age 18 then why can they drink from the same age? Smoking also causes the heart problem and cancer, so it should be also banned or smoking age should also be
There are a lot more pro’s than con’s when thinking whether legalization of Marijuana should be allowed. One reason why Marijuana should be legalized is because people should have the freedom to do what they want in life, even if it does harm to them. People are allowed to skydive, possess weapons and drive. All of these things could be potentially dangerous but are legal. Tobacco use is permitted after the age of 18 and drinking alcohol is permitted after the age of 21.
Activists on Prescription Drug Abuse Around the world there are so many teens looking to get drugs. A big part of them abuse prescription drugs for a non-medical purpose to alter the way they think or use their mind, and it can even leave them in a dependent state (NIDA, 2008). They choose most prescription drugs mainly for how accessible they are. They go into any drug store and can pick up even a cold medicine to go on a trip. The reason it is such a big problem is because it can lead to over dosing and possible dying.