So after the amount physicians prescribing medical marijuana tarred off, because of the tedious paper work that had to be completed in order to dispense it. As a result, medical marijuana was removed from the pharmaceutical reference text around 1942 (Pacula et al., 2002). However, it was not until the Federal Controlled Substance Act of 1070 was enlisted, which legitimately listed all types of marijuana as a Schedule I
Referring back to the example where the woman took her defense of marijuana to the Supreme Court, she had no excuse to use marijuana at all! Millions of people around the world suffer from scoliosis and especially headaches. People who use marijuana on a regular basis are likely to become addicted to it. Just like all drug addicts, if they don’t have their “fix” they will go crazy and do anything to get it. As for the doctor who recommended her and 16-year-old boy who had ADHD, to consider marijuana as a cure is absolutely
In reference to drugs, that would mean we as US citizens would have a legal right to buy, use, sell, and outright possess a certain amount of an illicit drug without penalty. Being that cocaine is addictive and destructive in large and repeated doses, I am against legalizing cocaine. The increased levels of ruthless behavior, overdoses, drug wars, and overall decline in the neighborhood across the country would be devastating. The inner cities would suffer an even greater decline in despair and hopelessness due to the streets being overly infested with open drug dealing. Although illegal activities occur on a daily basis, I think if cocaine was legal, people would be dying in the streets.
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
Bennett’s chapter against the legalization of drugs he speculates that the legalization of drugs would remove the criminal stigma that currently labels drug users. Bennett theorizes that a removal of this stigma would take with it the hesitation felt by the majority of people who see no positives in a life of crime. He is talking about every drug which one would agree that such a broad decriminalization would send our country into a downward spiral filled with addicted citizens barely able to function within society. The hard drugs that Bennett describes are in fact a danger to society such drugs like PCP, heroin or crack cocaine. However, he barely touches on the fact of marijuana alone.
The outlawing of marijuana has led to an expensive and seemingly futile battle to eliminate the plant and its use. Furthermore it takes average law abiding citizens who either grow or consume the plant with accordance to state medical/legalization laws and turns them into criminals. Sullum starts off my giving a brief history of the plant. It originated in China and India as a medicinal ingredient and was later brought overseas by the Spanish to be used for hemp fibres. Sullum states that marijuana originally came to the United States with migrant Mexican workers and later was commonly associated with African American jazz musicians.
Use of LSD in 1960s America In early 1960s America, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) was being used and prescribed by doctors for psychotherapy and terminally ill patients.  Not long after, the use of the hallucinogen had seeped into the public and was being used by prominent pop culture figures such as The Beatles, Donovan Leitch, and Keith Richards.  In the later part of the decade however, people began to see America’s seemingly alarming rate of LSD use as a social problem and by the end of the decade, the drug was made illegal for recreational use and heavily restricted for research purposes.  The construction of LSD use as a social problems deals with evidence from researchers about the dangers of LSD us, the American
In fact drugs are being encouraged for anyone in need of it. However in today's society drugs seem to result in chaos rather than stability. It is illegal to take drugs with the exception of prescription drugs. Sadly in our society, drugs are also quickly available for those that want it. Unlike soma, the drugs produce numerous negative aftereffects.
A very commonly manipulated element is the medication itself. Due to of the amount of abuse and danger derived of that abuse, the government decided to limit and regulate the distribution and/ or prescription of narcotic and other misused drugs. While this sounds good in theory, it can and has become a controversial issue. Caught up in the midst of all this are physicians. While certain drugs are great for pain management, such as oxycontin and other narcotics, they are also great for a “high” and are commonly abused (“Prescription Medications”).
The Courts of Appeals which was vacated and the case were remanded for further proceedings. The justifications that the Supreme Court gave for its decision where as follows: That Raich’s physician could not provide evidence that Raich “cannot be without marijuana as medicine” because without it she would suffer quickly or she may even deteriorate and could very well die. The Supreme Court also stated “in Gonzales v. Raich that Congress acted within the bounds of its Commerce Clause authority when it criminalized that the purely intrastate manufacture, distribution, or possession of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act I feel that it was because the caregivers where the ones growing it because Ms. Raich could not do it herself because was confined to a wheelchair. That there is no Tenth Amendment violation in this case where Ms. Raich stated that her rights of the Tenth and Ninth among other Amendments were violated. The Supreme Court also stated “that even