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878 wordsThe U. S. Constitution once counted Black slaves as worth three-fifths of Whites. Today, Black per capita income is three-fifths of Whites. Thats an economic measure of enduring racism. The Latino-White ratio is even worse. One out of three Black men in there twenties is now in prison or jail, on probation or on parole on any given day. The comparable figure for Latinos is about one in eight, and for Whites, one in fifteen. It is impossible to understand why so many people of color, particularly...
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523 wordsWhy do these three statements sound contradictory? There is no reason all drugs have to be legalized to end the Drug War. The Drug War is destroying our cities and our Constitutional rights and must be ended. But across-the-board legalization is just as extreme as the Drug War and besides, it will never happen in America. Keeping drugs illegal is fundamental to solving the drug problem. Legalizing drugs would lead to a substantial increase in drug use and, even worse, an increase in drug abuse a...
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682 wordsMany people are misinformed that marijuana is a far more harmful drug than alcohol and tobacco. If tobacco and alcohol are less harmful than marijuana, then why are hundreds of thousands of people each year killed by these two drugs? Marijuana very rarely kills anyone because lethal overdose cannot occur. Marijuana's only clear health risk is respiratory damage, and cigarettes have done the same damage. Animal tests have revealed that extremely high doses of cannabis are needed to have a lethal ...
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Counter Narcotics Efforts Expanded Academic Asap
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5,337 wordsHistory of the American Drug War The first act of Americas anti-drug laws was in 1875. It outlawed the smoking of opium in opium dens. This was a San Francisco ordinance. The basis on passing this law was that Chinese men had a way of luring white women to their dens and causing their ruin, which was the association with Chinese men. Later, other Federal laws such as trafficking in opium was illegal for anyone of Chinese origin. The opium laws were directed at the smoking of opium. The law didnt...
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3,007 wordsLegalization: Problem or Solution to the War on Drugs Legalization of drugs is a very controversial topic that is being discussed in the United States. Currently there is an intense debate to legalize marijuana as a medicine. To most people, legalizing drugs seems like something insane. They probably ask how can they legalize something that the government furiously tries to eradicate. The problem is exactly in what the government tries to do. Eliminate drugs. The drug problem will never go away....
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997 wordsLegalization of Marijuana Most Americans don t realize how extreme the war on Marijuana actually is. Since 1965 there have been over 9 million arrests for Marijuana law violations. Over 7 million of these arrests were for possession of personal amounts (High times 1). The average time served in prison for selling Marijuana is four years, compared with just one year for rape or manslaughter (Drug sense 1). Our country treats drug crime as more important than our God-given, constitutionally protec...
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2,804 wordsLegalization of Marijuana Marijuana is a misunderstood drug that is thought of as dangerous, when in fact it is in anything but. Because of peoples ignorance and gullibility marijuana has become illegal for all the wrong reasons and should highly be reconsidered for legalization. People today dont understand that for centuries, marijuana has been used by different nationalities of people for religious, recreational, and medical use. Marijuana has been legalized in such European countries as Holl...
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2,646 wordsRoyal Commission Review of Marijuana Policy in Canada From: Commission Member David Meek To: Minister of Justice: Mr. Neshevich Among the vast array of social issues confronting Canadian citizens today, the need for proper and thorough review of marijuana policy reform is a pressing and substantial problem. People are torn between the different ways in which marijuana policy should be reformed in Canada. A number of pros and cons regarding the issue make a simple solution almost impossible. The ...
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248 wordsEveryday someone is thrown in state prison for anywhere from 3 years to life for the illegal use of the drug known as marijuana. It has come down to it that thousands of pounds of marijuana are smuggled over the border of Mexico and into the United States. Regardless of the fight or struggle of people to insure the so said safety of our younger generations from the use of these drugs more and more comes into the Unites States. The use of the herbal drug marijuana becomes increasingly wide-spread...
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