Legalization Of Marijuana - 1,564 words
When Olympic officials decided to give snowboarder Ross Rebagliati his gold medal back, the cheers drowned out the boos. It was a minor scandal involving a minor sport, but it spoke volumes about the world's shifting relationship with its favorite illicit drug. Marijuana. A decade ago, Rebagliati would have been ostracized regardless of whether cannabis was on the list of his sport's banned substances. What's changed today is that our attitudes towards illegal drugs are becoming more sophisticated and discriminating. After thirty years of research into the harmful effects of cannabis, there can be no hidden dangers left to discover. We know that it is plain nonsense to regard cannabis as a p ...
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Minnesota V Dickerson - 1,454 words
Jurisdiction 1 Statement of the Case 1-7 Question Presented 7-8 Summary of Argument 8-11 Analysis of Issue 1 11-12 Analysis of Issue 2 13-14 Conclusion 14-15 Arizona vs. Hicks, 480 U.S 321 (1987) Illinois vs. Andreas, 463 U.S. 765 (1983) Michigan vs. Long, 463 U.S. 1032 n. 16 (1983) Texas vs. Brown, 460 U.S. 730 (1983) The Minnesota Supreme Court found the respondent Timothy Dickerson guilty of the possession of cocaine. The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed the decision. The Supreme Court of the United States of America granted certiorari and found that contraband detected through touch shall be admissible in court. This was affirmed on June 7, 1993. On the night of November ...
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Pregnant Drug Users - 1,944 words
Many of us are use to hearing about the War on Drugs or Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), but not every day we hear about groups trying to stop mothers from killing their unborn child. The method that these mothers are using to kill or permanently hurt their unborn child is by using drugs during their pregnancy. Should these women go to jail for murdering or should they get help and pretend that nothing happened? Like every situation in our life, we must do what is right, and we must fight for what we know is right. Paul A. Logli, a prosecutor for the state of Illinois argues that it is the governments duty to enforce health of unborn fetuses, and that the mothers of these victims should ...
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Xtc Vs Soma - 653 words
A Brave New World is Aldous Huxleys prediction for six hundred years in the future. In this surreal land everyone belongs to everyone else, and in theory everyone is happy. When any character is unhappy or feeling upset about something they are encouraged to take a drug called Soma. This drug can be compared to modern-day drugs such as Prozac, and the controlled substance methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), better knows as Ecstasy. Soma is a wonder pill from Aldous Huxley's Brave New World that takes away all the pain and makes you think and feel nothing. All characters in the novel take Soma to, Take a holiday form reality whenever you like, and come back without so mush as a headache or ...
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Euthanasia - 698 words
Euthanasia is defined as, The action of killing an individual for reasons considered to be merciful. People feel that if they are suffering or they feel the need that they should not live anymore that they should have the right to an assisted suicide. Euthanasia has been around since the early 1900s when in 1906 the first bill was drafted in Ohio. People felt even back then that they should have the right to an assisted suicide. There are four types of Euthanasia and they are Passive Euthanasia, Active Euthanasia, Physician Assisted Suicide, and Involuntary Suicide. Passive Euthanasia is the death of a person by withdrawing some form of support and letting nature take its course (Example: Re ...
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Legalize Industrial Hemp - 1,336 words
Legalize Industrial Hemp Its time to do something about it! Our government has kept it away from us for long enough. The hemp plant is a misunderstood natural resource that if legalized would solve many problems in the United States. Our founding fathers grew and used this plant faithfully. It is a remarkably strong and versatile plant. In fact, it is helpful to our diminishing environment. We need to decide the outcome of our future, and legalize growing industrial hemp for the good of humanity. The oldest relic of human history is hemp fabric dated to 8,000 BC from Ancient Mesopotamia, an area in present-day Turkey. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp. America was founded ...
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Deviant Sociology Interviewreasearch 8 Pagebibliography - 1,081 words
Topically, the subject of this interview is large scale drug dealing , with the questioning to focus on five different areas of deviant sociology. These are : Deviant Socialization, Deviant Ideology, Deviant Identity, Deviant Subculture and Societal Reaction. The anonymity of the subject has been guaranteed . In addition to the interview , an in depth discussion of deviant ideology followed by a summary of drug use/abuse will be discuss as related to sociology . SECTION I :DEVIANT SOCIALIZATION Question 1: When you were first introduced and exposed to drugs, who was it from? Was it from a group or specific individual? At what age? How did you start? Answer 1: A group, probably about 16. Jus ...
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Aids - 1,410 words
The Worse Epidemic Ever To Hit America: AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, the number one killer among Sexually Transmitted Diseases in North America, all because of the lack of intelligence about the disease. There are a lot of ways to contract the virus HIV, homosexuality is not the only way, but, Im sure thats the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions A.I.D.S. The reason people are so unaware of the virus or just dont care about it is because people have the thought well I cant catch the disease. But, Im sure everyone has done something out of the ordinary that could have caused that person to become Human Immunodefiency Virus positive. Homosexuality, by two men havi ...
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Adhd - 1,208 words
... n of responsibility for keeping the household running smoothly and meeting the needs of the children, the spouse with ADD, and, if he or she has time, his or her own priorities. Raising a child who has ADD can be an exhausting and, at times, frustrating experience. Parents play a key role in managing the disability. They usually need specialized training in behavior management and benefit greatly from parent support groups. Parents often find that approaches to raising that work well with children who do not have ADD, do not work as well with children who have ADD. Parents often feel helpless, frustrated and exhausted. Especially if the child's condition is unknown at the time. It could ...
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Relationship Analysis - 1,864 words
Intimacy, a unique bond created by two people through some combination of highly interdependent actions, individualized rules, and personal disclosures, and viewed by both parties as relatively affectionate, intrinsically rewarding, and irreplaceable (Trenholm Jensen 293). This definition would definitely describe the relationship I have with my current boyfriend, Lance Robert LeMarie. I would describe our relationship as a private, close, and personal relationship. We share just about everything that goes on in our lives and can read each other like a book. We are so close; that rarely do we tell each other what we are feeling before the other already knows. We can tell each others state of ...
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Drug Abuse - 1,602 words
Drug use is generally defined as the use of a drug with such frequency that the user has physical or mental harm or it impairs social abilities. The substances that are discussed in this report consist of hallucinogens, opiates, stimulants, and depressants. These drugs affect moods, emotions, feelings and thinking processes, or they can alter the workings of the mind. A person dependant on drugs usually carries three basic characteristics that are indicators. First, the user continues to use the drug for an extended period of time. Difficulties in stopping usage is the second characteristic which may lead to one or more of the following results: dropping out of school, trouble with the law, ...
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Assisted Suicide Or Euthanasia - 1,691 words
On July 26, 1997, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously upheld decisions in New York and Washington State that criminalized assisted suicide. As of April 1999, physicians-assisted suicide is illegal in all but a couple of states. Over thirty states have established laws prohibiting assisted suicide, and of those who dont have statues, a number of them prohibit it through common law. In Michigan, Jack Kevorkian was initially charged with violating the state statue. He was charged with first-degree murder and delivering a controlled substance without a license. The assisted suicide charge was dropped, however, he was eventually convicted of second-degree murder and delivering a controlled substan ...
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Uthanasia, Why You Should End Your Life In Peace. - 845 words
Euthanasia. Resting in peace. Euthanasia is the process of peacefully ending the life of a terminally-ill person. This process should be legalised for people who have been suffering in pain for extensive periods of time. If a person wants to end their life with family and friends, they should be allowed to, rather then perhaps dying suddenly with no-one around. The issue of Euthanasia has been around for almost a century, when in 1906 the American state of Ohio drafted a bill allowing the legal suicide of terminally-ill patients. Whilst this bill was ultimately unsuccessful, it paved the way for many societies and legislation to be introduced, including a Worldwide Euthanasia society, founde ...
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Uthanasia - 480 words
I am here today to explain the different legal aspects euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. There are two sides to this controversy, and their basic ideas are of the following: terminally ill patients should be allowed to end their lives with dignity. Physician-assisted suicide is a compassionate solution to human suffering, and should not be criminalized, and that doctors should be in the business of saving lives, not ending them. Allowing physicians to aid in suicides makes them accomplices in an immoral and unethical act. Every individual has dominion over their body and should be allowed to decide when to end their life. To achieve that end, with dignity and without pain, doctors s ...
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Weight Of Marijuana And Criminal And Tax Law - 1,380 words
Conclusive research has shown that wet (uncured) marijuana is not psychoactive. Before drying, decarboxylation of inactive THCA acid into THC has not yet occurred. During the curing (drying) process, the COOH bonded to the THC is released. The result is the psychoactive compound delta9 THC. The State of North Carolinas laws do not distinguish between the uncured weight of marijuana from the cured (dry) weight, necessary for marijuana to be consumed or sold. No one purchases wet marijuana at a price comparable to suggested market value because approximately 80% of this weight consists of water, both in the plant tissue and chemically bonded by carbon to the THC molecule. No one smokes fresh, ...
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Anabolic Steroids - 1,532 words
Outline Thesis: Anabolic Steroids are powerful drugs that help the body gain mass, but also hurts the body with drastic side effects. I. Basic Information A. Anabolic Steroids Aid Body Growth B. Have Drastic Side Effects II. Side Effects of Steroids A. Ways to tell somebody may be using steroids B. Side effects of Steroids in Males C. Side effects of Steroids in Females III. Different Types of Anabolic Steroids A. Oral Anabolic Steroids B. Intravenous Anabolic Steroids IV. Teen Usage A. How teens obtain Anabolic Steroids B. Why teens use Anabolic Steroids 1. Male Teen Usage 2. Female Teen Usage C. Statistics of Usage by Age D. Slang Terms for Steroids VI. Are they Illegal A. Countries in whi ...
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Decriminalization Of Marijuana - 1,683 words
Marijuana is a drug obtained from dried and crumpled parts of the universal hemp plant Cannabis sativa (or Cannabis indicia). It is smoked by rolling in tobacco paper, or by placing it in a pipe. It is also otherwise consumed worldwide by an estimated 200,000,000 persons for pleasure, an escape from reality, or relaxation. Marijuana is known by a variety of names such as in the United States, marijuana is called pot, grass, weed, Mary Jane, etc. The main active principle of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol. The question of marijuana being legalized has been a very controversial issue for a long time. Its been controversial because of the bad track record it has sustained over the years. Mari ...
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (adhd) - 1,948 words
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder without the Hyperactivity (ADD) is a condition of the brain that makes it difficult for children to control their behavior in school and social settings. This condition is also called by various names: hyperactivity, minimal brain dysfunction, minimal brain damage and hyperkinetic syndrome. In 1968 the name was changed to hyperkinectic, meaning wildly fast-paced or excited, reaction of childhood. The focus was on Hyperactive children who had a lot of trouble sitting still in the classroom and getting there work completed (Peter Jaska, Ph.D). In 1980's the name was changed to attention Deficit Disorder because it be ...
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Should Native American Tribes Be Allowed To Use Peyote As Part Of Their Religious Practices? - 1,090 words
Peyote is one type of cactus grown in southwestern U.S. and in neighboring parts of Mexico. The active ingredient in peyote is mescaline, a somewhat potent hallucinogenic chemical. It has the capability of being a psychoactive drug causing the user to change what he/she sees, thinks, and feels. Down through the centuries, it has been used as a painkiller, a stimulant, and a spiritual tool in religious ceremonies. As a controlled substance, not unlike marijuana and LSD, its use is illegal except by the Native American Churches (NAC)- only for the purposes of their religious ceremonies. All other users could be fined and imprisoned. The use of peyote is rich in tradition, dating back 7,000 to ...
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In Favor Of Euthanasia - 533 words
Euthanasia. The word is originated from the Greek language Eu meaning good and Thanatos means death. Good death. The meaning of this word is the intentional termination of life by another at the request of the person who dies. Everyone thinks of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, a Michigan physician. In 1998 Dr. Kevorkian assisted a patient who was suffering from Lou Gehrigs disease. His patient was frightened and afraid and knew the advancing disease would cause him to die a horrible death in the future. He simply wanted to end his life quick and painless. Dr. Kevorkian injected a controlled substance into the patient, thus causing his death. Dr. Kevorkian was latter charged with 1st degree murder. Do yo ...
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