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National Drug Control War On Drugs
1,889 wordsShould Drugs Be Legalized In America? As the nation's drug problem persists, issues continue to haunt communities. The question is will legalizing drugs really help or will legalization make problems increase in our society? If drugs remain illegal, a number of complications that could appear as a result of legalization will never occur. Keeping drugs illegal poses a lesser problem than legalization. Drugs should not be legalized not only because legalization is bad for the country but also beca...
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Drug Trafficking Between Us And South America
1,626 words... ashington's priority of speeding up border crossings has led to a neglect of the already shrinking interdiction process. DEA agents feel powerless because their requests to mount special operations south of the border including attempts to gain information regarding Mexican politicians corruption by Mexican cartels- are denied due to the current administrations intent to avoid displeasure by the government in Mexico City. In late 1996, the Juarez Cartel, Mexico's most powerful drug trafficki...
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Expanded Academic Asap Counter Narcotics Efforts
1,414 words... ng guerilla war has killed over 35, 000 Colombians over the last decade (Amnesty International). In Colombia's internal conflict, the organizations involved have limited direct confrontations and instead attack the opposition's alleged sympathizers- usually unarmed civilians. Guerrillas, paramilitaries and national security forces have all been responsible for massive human rights violations. Yet it is the government forces and paramilitaries which have utilized U. S. foreign assistance (WOL...
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War On Drugs Marijuana Laws
1,405 wordsActivists hope ballot questions signal support for marijuana bills By Steve Leblanc, Associated Press, 12 / 5 / 2000 17: 05 BOSTON (AP) When researchers launched the nation's most ambitious heart study 50 years ago, they chose Framingham, a middle-class town west of Boston and cross-section of America. Now supporters of liberalized marijuana laws are hoping voters in this Massachusetts heartland are signaling a fundamental shift in public attitudes about the state's war on drugs. On Election Day...
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Police Departments Medical Marijuana
1,451 words... criminal-defense lawyer who advocates drug-policy reform. "But the real word is 'confiscation. ' Current law goes way too far. " In 1992, for instance, state troopers grabbed $ 38, 000 from the briefcase of Tom Russo (not his real name) after stopping him and then charging him with drunk driving, among other violations. Although a state judge ordered the cash returned because of an illegal search, police had already transferred it to the federal government, essentially leaving the money -- p...
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2,448 wordsMarijuana legalization is a controversial issue. There are two opposite public opinions fighting each other. First convinced that marijuana is a drug and it should be outlawed. Others persuade legalization. This paper analyses what are pros and cons of marijuana legalization. The paper also examines the social perception of the drug legalization perspective. Outline Introduction Discussion History of marijuana legalization movement Factors why marijuana should not be legalized Public opinion Pro...
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U S Department S Department Of Justice
783 wordsHow Legalization Affects Public Drug legalization has become one of the most acute problems that divides our society in two enemy camps that are always at odds and can not reconcile to work out some reasonable common solution. Of course, it is not easy for proponents or opponents of drug legalization to change their mind and accept the contrary opinion, but we should remember that our ambitions will lead to nowhere. It is high time to think about our next generations taking into account our hist...
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Marijuana Laws Norml U S Government
2,486 wordsDecriminalize Marijuana for the Good of America Currently, drugs remain high on the lists of concerns of Americans and are considered one of the major problems facing our country today. We see stories on the news about people being killed on the street every day over drugs. To many people drugs are only an inner-city problem, but in reality they affect all of us users and non-users. I believe that the negative affects we associate with drugs would be greatly reduced if the United States adopted ...
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Marijuana Tax Act American Medical Association
2,757 wordsInstantly, from the title of this essay, you will stereotype me for being a pothead. Well, I m not. The reason I did this topic is because I was not informed of all the facts, and believe they should be shared. I also once thought that those people at NORML (a group of people trying to legalize Marijuana) were just potheads, wanting to smoke up all the time. I received information on them, and their beliefs. A lot of this information makes perfectly good sense, and should be considered and read ...
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Marijuana Tax Act Billions Of Dollars
1,562 wordsIs The Il legalization of Marijuana Valid? The debate over the legalization of Cannabis sativa, more commonly known as marijuana, has been one of the most heated controversies ever to occur in the United States. Its use as a medicine has existed for thousands of years in many countries world wide and is documented as far back as 2700 BC in ancient Chinese writings. When someone says ganja, cannabis, bung, dope, grass, rasta, or weed, they are talking about the same subject: marijuana. Marijuana ...
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Marijuana Laws Norml American Cancer Society
1,530 wordsLegalization of Marijuana for Medical Purposes Currently, drugs remain high on the lists of concerns of Americans and are considered one of the major problems facing our country today. We see stories on the news about people being killed on the street everyday over drugs. What about the people who need marijuana to help them perhaps live longer and healthier? I believe that the federal government should legalize marijuana for medical purposes. There are millions of people nationwide who suffer w...
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Billion Per Year War On Drugs
2,450 wordsLosing the War on Drugs America is spending millions of dollars to run ad campaigns with teenage waifs smashing up the kitchen with frying pans, brain fried egg commercials, and other inaccurate and misleading ads put fear into our nations youth and adults alike. One such ad showed a flat line brain scan purportedly hooked up to a drug user. It was later proven that it was hooked up to nothing and most of our nations kids now know it. Seeing the Land of the Free turn into a nation that imprisons...
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Marijuana Laws Norml United States Government
2,971 wordsCurrently, drugs remain high on the list of concerns of politicians, and drugs are considered one of the major problems affecting our country. Stories are on 11: 00 news every night about people being murdered on the streets because of drugs. Many people think that drugs are only an inner-city problem, but in reality, they affect all of us; non-users and users. I believe that the negative effects associated with drugs would be reduced greatly if the United States adopted a policy towards the tot...
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Marijuana Laws Norml U S Government
2,453 wordsCurrently, illicit drugs remain high on the list of concerns of Americans and are considered one of the major problems facing our country today. We see stories on the news about people being killed on the street every day over drugs. To many people drugs are only an inner-city problem, but in reality they affect all of us users and non-users. I believe that the negative affects we associate with drugs would be greatly reduced if the United States adopted a policy of the total decriminalization o...
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1,122 wordsPresident George Marijuana Drug Policy President George W. Bush proposed a 2. 8 billion approach to confront the problem of illegal drug use. He feels that drugs are ruining peoples lives and the community we live in. His campaign launched a speech about teaching parents how to deal with drugs and their children. Parents should have the responsibility to warn children that drugs are bad and that they should stay away from it. Bush wanted to be more involved by spending millions of dollars on the...
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3,067 wordsLegalization Of Marijuana Thesis Marijuana is a substance that has become very much a part of American culture. Nearly 65 million Americans have either used it occasionally or regularly. The use of marijuana hit mainstream America about thirty years ago and it has been accepted by a large segment of society ever since (Rosenthal 16). The debate on whether this substance should be legalized or not remains a very hot topic today. Despite government efforts to isolate and eliminate its use, it is c...
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