Opposite the high rates of alcohol and tobacco use by teenagers, only 18% of seniors use illicit drugs, which are illegal for the entire society. This increase in drug use will not come easy for American society, but instead it will come at a very high price. The price will be that American society will be overrun with drug-related accidents, lost work productivity, and hospital emergency rooms filled with drug- related
In the United States, The War on Drugs is a major event that has been negatively affecting our country for many years. Since it began, the War on Drugs has wasted a ton of money and put harmless people in jail. All drugs should be legalized. It has been proven, and is blatantly clear that people are doing drugs whether they are legal or not. The War on Drugs is causing more harm than good in our country.
Gun Control is Not the Answer For many years now gun control has been a major issue. Many, individuals believe that if guns were strictly controlled that it would greatly reduce the amount of crime in the U.S. Although, this may be true it is not the answer to the problem. Stricter control of firearms is an infringement on all individuals Second Amendment rights. Not, only is it an infringement on peoples Second Amendment rights, it will also punish hunters and sportsman whom us firearms to hunt for enjoyment.
In the article “Why I am against legalization of marijuana”, author talks about why marijuana should not be legalized. Author mentions that legalizing marijuana may have harmful effects than alcohol. Legalizing the marijuana will just increase addiction by making it readily available to the users and tempting non users to engage in its consumption. This will in turn lead to reduced productivity and increased social evils in form of crime since drugs reduce inhibitions. Education might also be affected either through teens dropping out of school or their performance being greatly affected by usage of marijuana.
Tobacco smoking causes far more harm. And in terms of an intoxicant, alcohol causes far more harm.” Cannabis use dates back to further than seven-thousand B.C and has been illegal for less than 1% of the time it has been in use. Alcoholic beverages are deeply enrooted in our modern day culture too. Imagine if the government passed a law to say that alcohol was to be illegal, it would seem ridiculous and there would be mass protest. So why is it that a substance which does less harm, causes less problems, and is less addictive, illegal?
Marcia Frederic Paul Cain Creative and Critical Thinking July 30, 2012 Should Drugs be legalized? “In society today there always seems to be debate on whether the legalization of drugs will be of public interest.”(1) It is said that the legalization of drugs will eliminate drug-related crimes and decrease social problems. However, individuals in our society must understand that if drugs were to be legal it will make the problem that we have now become uncontrollable. “Drugs have become part of a problem in society” (2) and if one studies the altercations behind drug legalization, it will become more obvious that it will not be approving to anyone because they will understand that there will be an excessive growth in crimes and the general well-being of individuals will decrease. The last thing we need is another set of rules making substances widely available to destroy humanity.
Drugs such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana and others are accepted as substances that cause addictions and many other problems, little do people know alcohol falls under this category. Why should other substances be illegal and alcohol be freely and legally available. Could it be that our government relies, financially upon alcohol? I am here to talk about why the selling and use of alcohol should be illegal and criminalized. Most people do not agree with going as far as penalizing individuals for the use of alcohol.
There are pros and cons to employer drug testing just like everything else in the world. Employers take a chance of invading a person’s privacy and possibly crossing an individual’s constitutional rights. Drug testing can also be costly depending on the type of test that is done and how frequently the tests are done also. On a positive note, by implementing a drug free work zone and testing prospective employees and current employees the risk for work related accidents and the chances of lawsuits are lessened. More than seventeen million people over age eighteen were illicit drug users in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and more than seventy-five percent were currently employed.
Cipla's generic inexpensive antiretroviral drugs were a true game changer. Lives that were considered lost were being saved. It also talks of the efforts of Western government, working on behalf of industry to hinder and cut off supplies of affordable generic drugs by the means of bi-lateral and multilateral trade agreements which low and middle income countries are placed under enormous pressure to sign. High prices are the only trade off for industries that spend a large amount on R & D to find new medicines. Formation of cartels can also be seen in the movie.
The ‘war on drugs’ has become a harsh and unnecessary measure that frankly costs American taxpayers far too much money. If the type of imprisonment suffered by nonviolent offenders is now deemed cruel and unusual, does the punishment really fit the crime? This is the question American citizens must ask themselves as they consider how far they must go in order to keep drug use and abuse under control. One of the many effects of the severe penalties for drug use is unjust incarceration. The average citizen may correctly point out that everyone has the right to due process and therefore innocent people are not simply sentenced to prison.