As a nation we have come to point where we must take a unified stand on the issue of marijuana. Since 1937 the drug has been deemed illegal by the U.S. government but over the best decade, people have been pushing for the decriminalization of the cannabis plant. As a non drug user, i have researched the internet in search of unbiased information regarding the drugs health, economic, and crime influences on society. The fruits of my labor have brought me to the undisputable conclusion that our continued restriction on possession and use of the drug not only violates the liberties of U.S. citizens, but it also is costing Americans Billions of dollars, and something, our lives. After centuries of worldwide use of cannabis and hemp leaves, the United States government in 1937 declared marijuana illegal with the passing of the Marijuana Tax Act.
The evidence is overwhelming that tobacco kills. India should not allow the promotions of a product, especially if it encourages or even might encourage children and young people to smoke. The government is responsible for the welfare of its people and there is a clear danger to that welfare posed by tobacco. The government should not ban tobacco products because it is the right of adults to use or not use tobacco, but the advertising should be
SOUTHERN TIER (WENY) - Elected official, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, is joining in on the fight to combat heroin. Palmesano along with the New York State Assembly Minority Task Force unveiled a comprehensive plan to tackle the on going drug problem happening across the state. "Not a day goes by that you don 't hear in the news someone over dosing or someone dying and this is something we need to address," explains Assemblyman Palmesano. The plan is called HELP, which stands for Heroin ELimination and Prevention plan. Under the plan more funding would be put into treatment, recovery and education.
For starters, Speakeasies were hidden illegal drinking dens because in 1920 the Volstead Act was passed, enforcing the 18th amendment making the sale, production, and consumption of any alcoholic beverage illegal. As expected this didn’t really sit well with Americans who still wanted their boozes. So if an American wanted a drink they had a few options laid out before them. They could make it themselves and
Through spreading awareness, the non-legal measures have caused the government to become aware of such issues and to act upon it. Non-legal measures include the media, lobby groups (Thomas Kelly Foundation and Real Heroes Walk Away) and NGO’s (Last Drinks). The R v Loveridge case, has majorly influenced the legal measures such as courts and parliaments to introduce mandatory sentencing on one punch laws and lockout laws, which have successfully reduced the amount of alcohol-fuelled assaults. Although there have been many cases involving one punch assaults, the most influential and important case by far was the ‘R v Loveridge’ case. This particular case, has become prominent, resulting in an introduction of lockout laws and mandatory sentencing on
Report on the background of the ethics violation Even for adults, cigarette smoking is a harmful habit that may lead to a number of fatal diseases. For this reason, most countries regulate its use. There are countries that have made laws that designate smoking zones, such as Kenya (Boseley, 2014). For such a country, it is a crime for a person to smoke cigarettes anywhere else apart from the designated smoking zones. Another way of regulating the use of tobacco products is through regulating its manufacturers’ advertising.
For example, in most of the advertisements for alcohol products, a warning is included that indicates that the users should not drink and drive and that alcohol should not be sold to children under 18 years of age (Hammond, 2011). The advertisements for tobacco products are also important because in most cases they contain the warning regarding the health risks of smoking. It would be wrong to ban the advertisements for tobacco and alcohol products yet the products themselves are not
School prayer is illegal, so having a school officiated prayer can lead to fines and other litigation. Not everyone agrees that school prayer should be banned however. Some say that banning prayer is illegal. They claim that, thanks to the first amendment, that prayer being banned is a violation of religious rights. Of course, banning prayer is illegal, which is why prayer is not banned, but prayer led by school officials or prayers officiated by the school are.
The Supreme court banned smoking is some areas. I think smoking should be banned from all public places because of the disease that it can cause and all the harm it can do to people. People should have the right to walk wherever they want without being around the affects of someone smoking outside or worrying about having their life put in danger. If everyone make a campaign against smoking it can soon possibly get banned from all public places. I would start a campaign and try to get the attention from the government to have smoking banned so no one gets harmed or have to walk outside smelling the smell of
Blowing smoke; marijuana should be fully legalized The consumption and distribution of marijuana have been two very controversial subjects throughout the last century. Although some people may claim that the use of cannabis for recreational and medicinal purposes should be illegal due to safety, legalizing and decriminalizing marijuana would drastically reduce crime rates, help people suffering from chronic illnesses, and create a significantly higher amount of potential tax revenue to bolster the economic state of our nation. Many people argue that legalizing marijuana would encourage more people to smoke it. One cannot disregard that this may be true, though it does not necessarily have to be a bad thing. A main argument against the legalization of marijuana is the “slippery slope” argument.
This was a law that offers workers up to twelve weeks of unpaid, job-guaranteed leave for medical or family issues. This was really nice when I was pregnant and I was able to take off for maternity leave. He was also able to cut taxes of several families with the earned income tax credit act. “President Clinton also ordered the U.S. Justice Department to conduct the first ever crackdown on dead-beat parents who refuse to accept financial responsibility for their own children” and he also “signed an executive order cracking down on federal employees who owe child support (whitehouse.gov, 2013).” This shows us how good of a president Bill is. He is doing so much for our country and he is making it a better place.