According to reports, there was at least a 3% increase in the number of car collisions on states with legalized marijuana use. 8. One of our goals is to keep our children healthy and safe all the time. By legalizing marijuana, there is a high possibility that these children can have access to these drugs which in turn would lead them to possibly developing an addiction at an early age. 9.
Cannabis also can be a curable and more natural drug to help people in pain. Marijuana can also raise economic struggle, lower crime rate and make more jobs for many jobless people. However researchers believe that medical marijuana is still bad for people’s health. Both sides have reasonable arguments, but the pros are more than the cons. This paper has
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. I think we need to allot more of our budget to having more agents out in the field stopping and arresting those involved in gun trafficking. Without guns, the drug lords are defenseless and less harm is caused to the people of Mexico who are caught in the crossfires of the drug war, and this helps the common
Over the last 40 years, we have spent trillions of dollars on the failed and ineffective War on Drugs (Aclu). Drug use has not declined and drug markets are become more resilient to the mass incarceration of drug offenders. There is always another drug dealer standing by, ready to replace the one who has been sent to prison. Along with the War on Drugs, the changes in sentencing policies contributed to higher levels of incarceration at both the state and federal levels. Mandatory minimum sentences were established as the response to complaints from politicians and the public that offenders weren’t serving long enough terms for their convictions.
A prison is a structure where people are being held legally for punishment because of the illegal crime(s) they have committed. Recent studies say about 200,000 people end up in jail each year in the United States. Children and teenagers have considered their school as if they were in jail. School can last for about 13 years of one’s childhood, but after all those years it is up to the person if they want to continue after that. Kids and teenagers use prison, as a metaphor, to compare them attending school because of the similarities that they have between the two.
It shows that drug use has 2 sides, which is used for good things such as medicine and bad things such as opium. However, there is a lot of drug abuse these days. National Institute on Drug Abuse (2015) indicated that in 2013, an estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older which is 9,4 percent of the population had used an illicit drug in the past month. This paper will talk about the reason why drugs should not be legalized such as increasing drug demand, lead to more addiction for the addicts, and harmful both for user and society. First of all, legalization of drugs would increase drug demand.
For decades marijuana was considered to be a dangerous drug, leading to criminal behavior and personal disgrace. “It is time to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol. It is time to end the arrests of so many people and the destruction of so many lives for possessing marijuana”- Bernie Sanders. However, by now most of these beliefs have been discredited – there is little to no proof that cannabis in and of itself has any conflicting effects. Some studies even show that it is far less dangerous than many completely legal prescription drugs, both for its users and those around them.There is proof of marijuana’s positive medical effects.Marijuana is beneficial for epilepsy patients, it eases nausea caused by chemotherapy and shows good results when used by people suffering from AIDS and a number of other conditions.
Technically speaking, that is true. Legalizing marijuana WILL improve one’s economy. This is because the government won’t have to spend money on building jails and treatments for marijuana use. However, without punishments, how will one learn what’s right and what’s wrong? If marijuana is legalized, and there are no more special treatments for marijuana overdose, then what will happen to those that are in need of a treatment?
When a state on the US and Mexican border, the crime rate seemed to fall by thirteen percent on average. The crime rates have fallen because most of the marijuana consumed by people in the US, originates in Mexico, where there are seven major drug cartels that control most of the drug trade. “These laws allow local farmers to grow marijuana that can then be sold to dispensaries where it is sold legally. These growers are in direct competition with Mexican drug cartels that are smuggling the marijuana into the US. As a result, the cartels get much less business” (Doward).
The current drug laws that are established are doing more harm than good. Legalizing marijuana would benefit the country in many ways such as: creating billions in revenue which can be put towards schools, roads, hospitals, and our economy in general. It would create thousands of job opportunities, decrease the crime rate and open up cell space. It it could help people with physical, emotional, and psychological problems (“Drugs”). The prescription drugs people get from doctors are addictive where marijuana is non addictive.
Research shows that fewer than 8 percent of the sex offenders completing the Sexual Offender Treatment Program return to prison. Sex Offender treatment is part of a comprehensive effort to increase community safety as a whole. Sex offender treatment is a vital key component of its Reentry Initiative, which is designed to help offenders start receivig the treatments, education and job training they need in prison so that they return to society making choices that will help keep them out of prison again. An estimated 95 percent of the sex offenders sentenced to prison in the end come back to the group. Sex Offender Treatment system 's three fundamental objectives are: • Helping offenders figure out how to diminish and oversee hazard • Providing information
States start programs that require welfare recipients to take a drug test and the programs end up costing them up to 1 million or, even more, depending on the number of welfare recipients that reside in that state. According to Time.com during the four months, Florida drug tested welfare recipients only 2.6% of applicants tested positive. Drug testing results do not justify the cost of the test and is using money that could be used for something much more important. States are having to pay for an expensive drug test while getting less positive tests and more negative tests. The states that are
If we focus on giving these parolees a better chance to survive outside of jail with reeducation programs and more advanced monitoring while on parole the recidivism rates would go down decreasing the amount of prison overcrowding. The 400,000 individuals that recidivated in 2005 did not have any