Then you will need the people who will be responsible for retrieving/making the resources needed to produce the drugs. Finally, you will have the brick and mortar stores as well as online stores that will be selling thus stimulating the real estate market. If we are to look at drugs from a sociological perspective we can see that legalization is a beneficial alternative to The War on Drugs. First, criminalizing drugs when it should be treated as a health issue creates more problems than it solves. By giving someone a permanent record for possession of a drug their life is being ruined more so because of the government consequence versus the actual health consequences of the drug.
Marijuana is a public health issue because it poses direct and indirect cost to the society. Researchers say that marijuana harms extend beyond the person using it thereby increasing the societal cost of managing the drug (Isaacson). When marijuana is legalized, the society and taxpayer has to dig deep to pay for increased emergency room visits, addiction
This consists of people who live rural (country) and city areas. Citizens of rural areas are most likely to be negatively impacted by their location as they have less work and job opportunities. This results in a lower income, reducing the amount of health care options/services they can afford. Therefore, they will not receive the health care they need and can have a detrimental affect on their health. Also, people in rural and isolated areas struggle to travel to hospitals as they are too far away, leading them to relying on services such as the Royal Flying Doctors Service and medical advice over the phone/internet.
You don’t want your kids to become addicts, do you?” This sentiment is often heard whenever someone brings up the topic of legalising drugs. People opposing looser legislation say that drug use will skyrocket after it would be decriminalised. This would lead to more addiction and would expose the youth to more potential hazards. Those are the reasons brought up most often when people say drugs should be banned and drug users should be jailed or at least put away from society.
As of recent, the war on drugs has been a very often discussed topic due to many controversial issues. Some people believe the War on Drugs has been quite successful due to the amount of drugs seized and the amount of drug kingpins arrested. I believe this to be the wrong mindset when it comes to the war on drugs. The war on drugs isn’t a winnable one so we must do all that is possible to assist those who struggle with drug addiction and decriminalize small amounts of drugs. These minor changes in the way we combat drugs will create significant change and have lasting effects.
In chapter four of Freakonomics, Levitt and Dubner discuss the criminal activity occurring in the United states and what the possible causes are for the decrease of crime rate in the 1990’s. The authors bring up several theories as to why the crime rates have decreased such as policemen, stricter gun laws, drug market changes and even abortion laws. Levitt and Dubner do a really good job in explaining the different theories in the decrease of crimes. The authors also provide very interesting points that might make you think differently about something. Some factors may seem hard to believe but it can cause a great impact in society like abortion.
Such settings are associated with higher levels of poor nutrition, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and lack of physical activity. · How does the issue impact on their cultural safety and willingness to engage with providers of community and health services? Why? It will impact them mostly from unemployment and being homeless which will stop them from having good
The lack of physical activity, and poor diet habits can lead to more problems and money that they do not have to fix the problem. If the person lives in a poor community the education about health is poor. 4. What are some reasons for disparities in access to health care?
It is similar to welfare checks, how some states require drugs tests to make sure the people who are receiving financial government aid are actually using the money to bring themselves back into society. In conclusion, I don’t side with the United States passing a drug decriminalization act. Our nation has other problems to focus on. Even if we do decriminalize drugs, there would be more problems than Portugal’s.
Drug abuse often is rampant among the lower socio-economic classes. The bill will directly affect families whose benefits are decreased, specifically, the children of the parents who test positive for drugs. This policy seeks to deny aid to the recipients who are using drugs, but benefits will continue for minor children. However, they will continue to suffer because they are dependent on their parents for sustenance.
One last component includes socioeconomic status of Black individuals. Those with lower income and educational levels have poorer lifestyle choices than those of higher levels (Walker, 2012). A huge problem that contributes to negative overall health in Black Americans is a lack of adequate insurance. Those of lower economic status are less likely to have insurance, and therefore less likely to receive treatment for medical problems. Even when an individual has insurance, many private insurance plans have very high out-of-pocket expenses that may deter individuals from seeing a doctor or from following up a new prescription medication (Walker, 2012).
Will making drugs like marijuana legal stop things like addiction and crime? Gore Vidal writes that addiction can stop in a short amount of time by simply making all drugs available and selling them at cost. He says that we as Americans have the right to do what we want with our life as long as it is not hurting our neighbor. Isn’t legalizing drugs hurting our neighbor? If we legalize marijuana or even worse more harsh drugs we will have people driving around high.
Besides the articles about the new amendments for alcohol-fuelled violence, the media also focused on assaults that were occurring in Kings Cross, as well as defending businesses who would lose money from the law reform. As a result of the media, the issue of alcohol-fuelled violence has successfully spread everywhere, which has influenced the government to introduce and amend many laws, strongly reducing alcohol-fuelled assaults in