Because of this, negative actions and behaviors that are attributed to variables other than the type of drug, variables such as the method of administration or distribution, were mistaken for attributes of the drug itself. This led to incorrect perceptions of crack cocaine and the eventual adoption of overly stringent drug policy concerning crack cocaine. At the time congress was operating under the assumption that crack cocaine was pharmacologically different from powder cocaine as well as 50 times more addictive than its powder counterpart, for good measure the number was doubled creating the current 100:1 ratio (Coyle, 2002). However, intentional or not, in reality the guidelines punish the poor, those who choose the cheaper form of what is essentially the same drug, more severely ending in a disparate impact for the most part on behalf of the inner city African American
(Rand 2010) Rand Corporation estimates the cartels make about 15 to 26 percent of their income from marijuana grown and shipped into the United States. Annually the net worth to the cartel is somewhere in the range of 1.5 to 2 billion dollars. This is not counting the marijuana that is grown and sold within the U.S borders. To lower the risk of being caught smuggling marijuana across the borders many cartels have started growing marijuana with in U.S including national parks, public lands but this still will not help their market value due to the fact that the marijuana grown in the U.S legally under a controlled environment will be a stronger strain and more potent than the marijuana grown in the wild or shipped from Mexico. This will leave a very small market for the illegal Mexican marijuana and the cartel will fight among them shelves for a very small market share.
If we legalize, we will be paying much more than the $30 billion per year we now spend on direct health care costs associated with illegal drug use.” (Charles B. Rangel; Criminal Justice Ethics, Vol. 17, 1998) I agree with him because legalizing drugs such as crack cocaine does a lot of damage to the body and people tend to go overboard in using the drug. For people who shoot up with needles there will be a lot more health risks and a vast spread of diseases. It is already hard to afford medical help this will not help the
Drug Trafficking in the United States from Mexico Drug trafficking in the United States and Mexico is a huge problem for the United States because it has a negative impact on other areas in society such as crime rates. The government needs to find a solution to better control drug trafficking because it claims lives and destroys families. Research shows Marijuana and Cocaine are the top two most illegally abused drugs in the United States. James Gray (2001) points out: Not only is this drug-money corruption problem of enormous concern in its own right, but additional lawless behavior often is derived from it as well. For example, the entire southern California area was shocked in September 1999 when a former officer of the Rampart Division
For example, If Hershey decides to increase their products by a dime, than those consumers will buy from Snickers and Twixs. Likewise, when drug-dealer A increases their price by $10, the consumers will buy their drugs from drug-dealer B and C instead. A graph and simple mathematics will prove that when firms, or drug dealers, have a horizontal demand curve (or when drug dealers are price TAKERS), consumption of those products (or drugs) will increase, because supply increases relative to demand, so a larger quantity is purchased at a lower price. But simply, with marijuana being illegal, the many drug dealers exhibit the same business trends as legal businesses do. The
One person by the name of John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1932 expressed how he was wrong about the outcome of implementing the ban on alcohol. He thought that alcohol was an unnecessary evil that would one day be recognized. He slowly came to realize that prohibition was not a success overall. The alcohol ban caused more to go wrong than anticipated. After prohibition had ended, all did not just go back to normal.
Legalizing marijuana throughout the country would bring less “crime” as well. Tourists who go to the legal states would go back to their own state and could be arrested and even fired from their job for marijuana use. Why allow two states in America go against the federal law and have the other forty-eight stuck in the unethical
Under this system the government spends billions and gangs make billions. There is defiantly something wrong with this scenario. If drugs were legalized the government would go from spending large quantities of money on the “War on Drugs” to collecting tax revenue from drug sales. The legalization of drugs also removes the fund-raising capabilities of gangs thus reducing gang
Legalization of all Drugs The United States Government seems to be blind to the fact that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is bringing the United States down and filling up our jails for criminal charges using drugs. Illegal drugs are the reason why crime is such a big issue in the United States, gangs are flourishing more so now than ever before. Although the DEA has been established for a while now, they still don’t having any regulation on what type of drug gets into the US, they crowd up our jails and waste a substantial amount of money that could be put to something profitable for the American people and economy. Even though the US government is aware that they are failing in the War on Drugs, they still are putting immense amounts
The Failure of Prohobition The prohibition movement lost political strength in the 1920s. The stock market crash of 1929 and the resulting Great Depression of the 1930s further changed the political climate. Critics of Prohibition argued that the rise of criminal production and sale of alcohol made the legal ban ineffective. In addition, the general public's patronage of speakeasies bred disrespect for law and government. Critics also argued that “legalizing the manufacture and sale of alcohol would stimulate the economy and provide desperately needed jobs”(Prohibition1).