There is evidence saying marijuana is very harmful to the body and there is also research that says it only harms the lungs, as done with the inhalation of any kind of smoke. In the 1930's marijuana was thought of as the “dreaded assassin of the youth”, sending them into a troublesome life of crime and despair. Later in the1960's people thought of smoking marijuana as a harmful “giggle” that did no harm. Then, in the 1980's society went back to the “assassin of the youth”
This has the consequence that many people have to commit crimes and go into prostitution to buy the drugs they depend on. Yet each time they get what they want, they become more and more sick. Although everything for the people in “Brave New World” is great and everyone is happy and uninhibited if they get their lovely soma, they are also often dependent on the drug. Brave New World’s government supports soma to ensure passiveness of its people and thereby the stability of their created world. Alcohol, on the contrary, seems like an illegal drug in the New World because you become an outsider by drinking it, though it is not forbidden by the
Sophie Zinolidis QUIT SMOKING Smoking is bad and we all know it. But not many knows why it’s so dangerous. They just know it’s a fact. And even more important, there are several bad things that comes with smoking and still so many people smoke. So why is smoking bad for you?
He dismisses this argument by listing other activities that could be harmful to an individual such as smoking tobacco, riding motorcycles, and having unprotected sex. This comparison makes the idea of prohibiting these activities because they are harmful to the individual participating in them seem rather ridiculous. Basically, illegal drugs CAN be harmful to a user; at the same time, smoking tobacco IS harmful to a user, yet smoking cigarettes is perfectly legal. I think Huemer’s argument effectively defeats the prohibitionists’ standpoint that drugs should be outlawed because they are harmful to the user. Second, the author addresses the prohibitionist argument that illegal drugs cause harm to people around the user as well.
Letâ€™s take, for example, the drug OxyContin, letsâ€™ examine what happened to this medication. Just like Marijuana, It was created to help people from pain, but turned out to be a menace to society. Prescriptions being altered, doctors giving excessive amounts of money, addicts breaking into pharmacies and hurting people. The legalization of marijuana will bring more criminal activity because of the lack of impaired judgment associated with the drug. An individual will have impaired judgment and altered decision making if found to be under the influence of
When Lane says, “ Recreational use is not the smartest thing” I absolutely agree. A lot of adolescents start smoking marijuana because they are peer pressured. The more they do it, the more they seem to want to keep doing it to “fit in”. It seems that the earlier someone is to start smoking marijuana the more decided they are about legalizing it. Legalizing marijuana would make our government look terrible; because marijuana is a drug that most people use to “escape” or just because they like the feeling.
My friend is thinking of taking the drug Methampethamine normally known as “P”, so I am going to persuade him not to take the drugs and show the risks and effects it has after you start taking it. I think that you should not take this drug because it is an “A class drug” and it is very addictive. Not just that, it rots your teeth, makes you behave in a violent matter and has some long term effects and these can ruin your life. “P” is a very dangerous drug which makes you do a lot of stupid things that you as your normal self would not do. This has a lot of long term effects, like depression and poor health.
Seriously the unnecessary use of those words to an extensive amount, I could almost guarantee you that there was a swear word on every page. Another point is the sexual content in this book I find is extremely inappropriate for our age group. I may not of had to read it out loud but I was defiantly not fair to the students uncomfortable with it, I can n barley see people kiss without feeling like I’m invading their privacy. So all in all I did not appreciate those scenes and would recommend not be in our reading criteria. This book is actually banned from some schools in the United States.
The anti-saloon league warned people against alcohol consumption and how it destroyed families. “Men would often spend their money on alcohol, leaving women with no money to provide for their children.”(archives.gov) Prohibition failed to do what it was designed for and created corruption while organized crime spread throughout the United States. Raising taxes on alcohol would have been a more affective means of reducing alcohol consumption. Whenever you try to control a market of goods that is in such high demand you are setting yourself up for a black market and crime. This is what happened and is known as the Iron Law of Prohibition.