In 1970, Congress enacted the Controlled Substances Act in an effort to categorize regulated drugs based on their potential for abuse. This act divided their potential into five categories or technically five schedules. Some examples from each category would be: Schedule 1: heroin or LSD Schedule 2: morphine or opium Schedule 3: butabarbital or anabolic steroids Schedule 4: chloral hydrate or diazepam Schedule 5: low-strength codeine combined with other drugs to form a cough suppressant I believe they created this act to try to prevent drug abuse. This act helps prevent drug abuse by categorizing the drugs from the highest potential of addiction to the lowest potential of addiction. The higher ones have many regulations and laws that way
We have been fighting drug abuse for almost a century. The war on drugs is a growing problem in America everyday. This war is becoming an unfortunate loss. Our courts, hospitals, and prisons are continuously being filled with drug abusers. Violent crime the ravages our neighborhood is a result of the drug trade.
All of the changes Ronald Reagan made during the war on drugs relating to unjust prison sentences and misuse of funds made diverse communities suffer and prison sentences absurdly large. Ronald Reagan misused funds by prioritizing the drug war over public safety and created an absurd law that made the prison sentences cruel and overpopulated prisons all across America. We have already made efforts to reverse the effects of the drug war, but there is still more that we can accomplish with open minds and support. The drug war was a devastating period in American history, it was irresponsible and would never have happened with the right guidance. The drug war was catastrophic and created a lot of problems in the United States, but
Danielle Allen who is a “political theorist” wrote this article to bring perspective on the effects of the “War on Drugs” declared by late President Nixon, on mainly the African-American communities, and minorities. This war was meant to stop drug abuse to improve our communities, instead, it turned into a war on the people of our country. Danielle Allen begins with what we hold as truths in our society by quoting amendments from the Declaration of Independence, “that all the people are created equal…that among these are Life, Liberty, and pursuit of Happiness”. She created a platform of these truths to remind the reader of beliefs and values of the American society. She also used Declaration of Independence further creating with an overview of the issues that we are facing today.
The seemingly endless national struggle, otherwise known as the War on Drugs, has been around for decades; with policies being enacted hoping to end this epidemic. But after numerous failed attempts, officials have hit a wall in the fact that they don’t know what else they can do to end it. If history has taught America anything at all, it is that it repeats itself, as shown by Prohibition; which made alcohol illegal during the Great Depression. This begs the question: Why are officials so set on prohibiting the use of drugs when history has proven its’ effects?
Drug legalization has been a very fiercely debated topic in the United States. Therefore, William Bennett took on the fight for the war on drugs. He states that "he has learned from the former Secretary of State George Shultz that our concept of fighting drugs is "flawed." The only thing to do, he says, is to "make it possible for addicts to buy drugs at some regulated place." He will discuss into depth each of these 4 points in his argument which are 1.
Blumer believes people have different viewpoints on drugs because individuals assign dissimilar meanings to certain objects. For instance, an individual might love how drugs make their body feel. They give meaning to the drug and associate the drug with happiness. They give the drug language like “rocks” or “good kush.” They even have their own interpretation of it, which is blissful or pleasurable.
British for flooding the Chinese market with opium. In the end, it was the herculean effort by the PRC government in the 1950s that succeeded in weeding out the opium problem in China. She attributed the success of the PRC government to its incorruptibility, determination, and also a lockdown in international trade that stemmed the inflow of drugs to China. Important to note too that for both Li Yangfan and Xia Guomei, the implied understanding is that China’s drug problems were always a result of negative foreign influences. Xia Guomei lamented how today’s
A behavior that is considered criminal in everyday life is drug use, but it can be encouraged throughout different group settings. Social Interactions look at how people come to abuse a drug. Sociologist view drug use as a learned behavior that people are socialized into. Drugs are most commonly encouraged by peers in settings such as school. Sociologists study the drug culture and have a theory to solve the drug problems you would need to change the drug culture in society.
Illegal drugs and the effects of drug dealing, drug use and drug addiction on families/communities. Drugs are substances that can be inhaled, injected, smoked, consumed, absorbed or dissolved under the tongue. Drugs can cause a temporary physiological change in the body and can often lead to drug addiction. Four common illegal drugs are 1. Cannabis (common names are: Weed, hash, skunk, marijuana) 2.
Every 37 seconds, someone is busted for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Started by President Richard Nixon, the War on Drugs prohibits the possession of narcotics that are considered “poisons” by the government of the United States. The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 does not allow any possession of the drugs listed in the act, which includes marijuana. People deserve the right to possess marijuana because crimes related to the drug will decrease overall and those that sell the drug illegally will no longer be able to stay in business. To begin with, legalizing the use of marijuana leads to a decrease in crime related towards possession, purchase, and use of the drug.