From the argument presented, it is clear that legalizing marijuana is still debatable as it has both its positives and negatives. From the argument, it is clear that legalizing the product has more benefits compared to the consequences that it brings to the society. Economically, legalizing the product will add to the economy of the country while at the same time giving researchers an opportunity to know whether medicinal marijuana is better compared to the other conventional medicines that are available. While those who are against the use of the product understand that it is highly addictive, those for its legalizing argue that once taken in small doses, the drug always brings more benefits compared to when overdosed. It is from the points presented that I support the legalization of the product as it will make it easy to control the sale and use of the drug in different parts of the
The decriminalization of marijuana would be able to go two routes. First, the federal government can choose to decriminalize the drug from a Schedule 1 drug thus lowering punishments, fines, and jail time. Second, the State can choose to decriminalize the offense when a person is found in possession. This would allow local jurisdictions to handle infractions given to offenders with small amounts used for personal consumption. By decriminalizing offenders could be punished but would not earn a criminal record.
Here, drug use is managed with the set maximum of 5 grams. ‘Here, you don’t have to go to jail if you’re a marijuana smoker,” says the American psychologist Art Lecesse. “The goal is to try to keep young people in particular, away from the criminal drug environment that may get them involved with the harder drugs such as cocaine and heroin.” Is the right move to legalize marijuana or
Thus, the importance of addressing such controversial topic is because the use of cannabis is more widespread every day and it is important to know the reason why it is the heart of one of the most heated debates. With that being said, what are the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana? With the help of sources and general knowledge, we will discuss
There is only one legal gun store in Mexico, and owning a gun is a lengthy process and is tightly regulated. People in the US will buy guns on behalf of others who have strong ties in drug trafficking. These guns are used to kill Americans and Mexicans alike. It is my proposition with the cooperation of American border control, that we inflict stricter searches at the Mexican border for guns. The US foreign affairs committee approved a bill that gave 73.5 million dollars to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to stop this illegal smuggling.
With the pressure to legalize marijuana rise for government officials, protesters argue that decriminalizing marijuana would help society and benefit the people living in the Unites States. In states that have already legalized marijuana, it has been documented and proven that marijuana usage has been higher than before legalization, even if the consequences were very severe (“Marijuana Decriminalization”). If people are so highly dedicated to continuingcontinue using marijuana, even with their lives and future at stake, what could stop them? Marijuana has been proven to be a “gateway” drug, therefore, if marijuana were to be legalized, eventually other harmful substances could be legalized as well causing many deaths and various forms of
This is evidence that African American communities are more inclined to have drug dealers and possible drug users. “However, drug selling activity does not accurately indicate that drug use and dependency are in certain neighborhoods and this fuels a strong misperception about patterns of drug abuse in American society” (King., Mauer, p.21, 2007). Therefore, the targeting towards African American community’s primarily due to this data may not be accurate. This also causes law enforcement to ignore other communities that might be heavily influenced by drug dealers. This is one practice that needs to change, not only throughout drug policies and sentencing laws but throughout the
The article stated that, “medical marijuana has yet to be legalized in the United States due to health risks and for not having any medical value”. (Opposing Viewpoints, 2015) Marijuana is a “drug” one cannot overdose on and that is why doctors have been pushing for the legalization of marijuana because it is safer to intake than a bunch of prescription pills. In 1978, Robert Randall was diagnosed with glaucoma and he referred to marijuana to help treat himself and take away the pain. Randall ended up facing criminal conviction because he used the illegal drug to help himself.
Expensive fines for negligent use (such as public use, exceeding possession requirements, or irresponsibility) should also be. The War on Drugs is also a big issue. Once we were spending countless amounts of money on arrests, processing and prosecutions of drug-related arrests. For example in November 1996, California adopted a proposition for medicinal marijuana and helped drop the drug crime in California . “The Sinaloa Cartel, led by “El Chapo” Guzman, with most of his control in Baja California, started to lose influence in California because of a decline in the demand for his product, in part to these changes in the law.
The supply of drugs would dry up quickly, however, if there were not an incessant, powerful demand for them in this country. America has an estimated $80 billion a year habit in illegal drugs, and the legal attacks on one kind of drugs (heroin in the 1950s, psychedelic substances and marijuana in the 1960s), only made consumers to turn to other substances (cocaine and its refined crystal "crack" in the 1970s and 1980s). The demand for illegal drugs is so great that removal of the source of supply in, say, Latin America, would only cause production to begin somewhere else. This is precisely what happened with opium and heroin, when production moved from Turkey to Southeast Asia and then to Mexico between 1950 and 1975, and with marijuana, which came largely from Mexico until the 1960s, but which is now produced domestically on a large scale. The lesson is obvious: "The problem really lies not with the drug-producing countries but with consuming countries like the U.S., which provide an avid market for their output."
Prohibition got rid of saloons, many well known restaurants and clubs. It was not even enforced by the people who started this but the starters would be hypocritical putting a law for no consumption of liquor but they were drinking it themselves. Officers and others of the federal government were bribed. The worst of all the murder rates went up mostly because of the criminals and their gang
The police focused more outdoors in the “ghetto” neighborhoods where African American did most of their drug dealing. The study also found out that white people were less likely to be arrested even though their drug business was visible and present to police, whites were known for selling heroin and blacks for selling crack. Also, police tend to view the drug problem by only arresting people who sold crack which were African American. Although they had records of hospitals indicating that there were more deaths on heroin than crack and heroin was sold by whites.
When they first become cops they have the best intentions. But as time goes on no matter what they do they can’t win. So in the end they turn a blind eye. As long as you don’t try to exceed your grasp you can fly under the radar. I did, I sold thousands of pounds of marijuana from the age of fourteen until twenty-two and then switched to cocaine.