Responsibility of the Citizens Marijuana is no more harmful than legalized drugs and has been proven less addictive than drugs such as alcohol and tobacco. Attempts, like prohibition, to control the acts of irresponsibility that have occurred with these drugs are futile, as history has revealed. One person’s irresponsible actions should not dictate choices for the majority. The question then is not, should we legalize this particular substance, but instead, are we willing to address the added, negative societal implications that will result? Since marijuana is no different in strength or impact than existing legalized drugs, prohibition of this drug will forsake personal freedom. Legalization, on the other hand, will positively benefit our country’s economy, reduce crime rate, and open doors for medical breakthroughs. Jeffrey Miron, a Harvard Economist, suggests that if the government legalized marijuana it would save $7.7 billion annually in prohibition enforcement costs. The report added that legalization would save an additional $6 billion per year if the government taxed marijuana at rates similar to alcohol and tobacco. Over $14 billion of our tax money is used to pay for the imprisonment of drug offenders. The Unites States is now over $14 trillion dollars in debt with a large portion of that going to the incarceration of innocent people who were simply in possession of such a stimulant. The states that have made marijuana legal have gathered millions of dollars from sales taxes and license fees. With more demand for this product, states’ revenues will increase. As a result, our nation’s economic climate will improve. Does marijuana cause crime? No, drug wars, involving other severe and addictive drugs, cause crime. Illegal distributors arm themselves and create organizations that attempt to control territories. Alcohol prohibition created Al Capone and the Mafia while drug restriction has created even worse syndicates. States that have legalized marijuana, such as California, Washington, and Colorado, have documented a significant decrease in their crime rate, noting that crime is at historic low levels. These decreases are not only for possession of the drug substance, but also marijuana involved in violent crimes. This suggests that with a more available open market, underground operations that sold the drug in the past will begin to die out and drug disputes, resulting in homicides, will decrease as well. In April 2006, the FDA reported, “It had definitively established that marijuana had no medical use or value.” The statement implied that the agency reached its conclusion after a series of new serious analyses of the already existing scientific reports. But, contrary to this implication, these analyses were never reported in the medical literature and no identifiable FDA official took responsibility for this statement. It stands unsupported and uncorroborated by any reputable source. In complete opposition to this stance, seven years earlier in 1999, eleven distinguished scientists and physicians of the Institute of Medicine, an affiliate of the National Academy of Sciences (an organization chartered by Congress to provide independent scientific and technological advice) put out a lengthy report of its findings. They acknowledge that the medical uses of marijuana entail some risk of harm. For example, the inhalation of the drug cannot be good for the lungs and at that time, they were not sure whether or not an abuser would reap psychological side effects. But they concluded that these risks were not terribly high. Along with these risks, they announced the possibility of marijuana being addictive and serving as a “gateway drug,” which was an overstatement that had no proof. But when they examined the medical assets, it was shown that these minor risks are offset by benefits that include the potential to relieve nausea associated with cancer chemotherapy, appetite stimulation for cancer and HIV…
* Most people died earlier than us. Low average death age
* People grew up in one spot and lived there their whole lives, no real roads
* A lot of war
* Of 18 kings of England between middle ages, died violent death
* A lot of plagues
* Bubonic plague wiped out ¼ of population
* Most people were undernourished the majority of the time
* Even staying warm is a challenge
* Romance features
* Always deal with kings/queens/upper level people
Global Rights Mission Statement Analysis 1
Global Rights Mission Statement Analysis
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Global Rights Mission Statement Analysis 2
The mission statement of Global Rights centers on their work for a better world.
They work for equal rights and help combat injustice…
protection for their teens. The more sex education classes that provide them, the better. Contraceptives have taken a major role in the sex life of teens and have also helped teens practice not only safe sex but abstinence. “Sometimes you will hear people say abstinence doesn’t work, which is a comical thing to say because abstinence is the only thing that works one hundred percent of the time if you practice it. (“Topic-Overview: Sex Education”) since abstinence if the most effective way to prevent…
leader, he made a massive contribution to the civil rights movement but didn't 'make' the movement; many other contributions were made by various people such as Rosa Parks.
King was seen as the main man leading the Montgomery Bus Boycott and his national prominence was arisen. King made inspirational speeches around Montgomery and spurred on the boycott he put himself in charge of the boycott and believed that he could make a change; the people of Montgomery also believed this and elected King…
they said it could really hurt the child badly.
My mother and my father are the people who together created me and brought me into this world. They are my parents & the people that raised m into the young boy I am today. When this happens with a child your parents are generally the people you trust the most, and they you look to want to grow up to be like as well. So when your role models, which is the people you look up to the most tells you something negative that you don’t want to hear…
acknowledging the fact that there are harmful people in our nation, our system continues to blame the weapons the crimes were committed with. What the cartoonist is trying to convey is the fact that lately, the leaders in government, and even some of our citizens are attempting to make excuses for murderers by giving them a title of ‘crazy’ or ‘mentally sick’.
We know that a person killing another is wrong, but lately our society has started to make excuses for the people committing the crimes. Maybe it is…
CYP3: Youth Work and Critical Practical – Assignment
Two Youth work and human rights
For this assignment I aim to explore what is Human Rights in youth work how it’s promoted or protects or restricts young people’s rights. Also, I will be looking at how accreditation plays vital part in generic settings. Do these activities really promote positive for young people or do these accreditations meet Government objectives or are they methods of control?
Aims and Objectives of youth…
Charter of rights and freedoms an important piece about Canadas history. That created Canadian society into an incredible state of providing equality. Charter has brought a society of equality, unity and justice as well as, diversity in Canada. Charter of Rights and freedoms has given new independence to Canadian society. In order to make a nation strong, a nation needs great leadership and laws that make people equal in a society, with different background, regardless of race, color, mental disability…
Indigenous People’s Rights
Indigenous peoples across the world have had their rights stripped for centuries. Living as second class citizens, they have struggled for even basic rights. Today, the clash between non aboriginals and aboriginals a bitter battle. Even in the most economically powerful countries, natives are still knee deep in poverty. Indigenous people account for 15 percent of the world’s poor, even though they are about 5 percent of the population. In America, Russia and even Canada…