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One of the biggest issues argued about all over congress, the media, and in public resides in our country’s War on Drugs. One of the primary focuses of the War on Drugs targets the controversial drug marijuana. Marijuana remains the most widely used illegal drug and stirs up constant debate everywhere. The . Starting in the early 1900’s, marijuana was labeled the drug that transformed people into criminals while causing women to lose all control of themselves in a state of ecstasy. People now see these reports were obviously wrong, but marijuana is still viewed as the drug that turns people into idiots. Growing up today, I see people smoking marijuana on an everyday basis, while still...
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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?In society today, many people look for a feeling of freedom. Many people go on vacation and spend money. The most common gateway for people is drugs. Our American society is facing a tremendous drug problem. In order to eradicate the drug problem, a public debate is going on to find some solutions to this drug dilemma. It has become a highly controversial issue whether drugs such as marijuana should be legalized or not. Some people advocate this issue and believe that legalization is the only solution left for the nation while others oppose because it will increase the number of drug users and drug related crimes.Marijuana is a drug that is illegal in the United...
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Should Marijuana be legalized?
“Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?”― Bill Hicks
Marijuana was naturally grown on the earth, so don’t you think that should be legal to use? If your thinking no then there are some reason that will help you change your mind. Most people think Marijuana is just used to get high and do stupid stuff, but really Marijuana back in the day was used to make fabrics and fiber, it wasn’t just used for getting high. There are different names for marijuana its weed, pot, and dope, these words are most used by the drug abusers that do it and sell it....
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Weather marijuana should be legalized is a very controversial topic that is hotly debated in Canada's parliament. On one side of the spectrum, Canadians oppose the legalization of marijuana as they claim that it would result in an increase of its use. Already, marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug on the streets. Although, it is pertinent to recognize that the legalization of cannabis would also bring many benefits. Primarily, if marijuana was legalized it would save our government great amounts of money that could be otherwise spent in other areas such as drug addiction treatment. Furthermore, prohibition of cannabis is an ineffective method of decreasing the drug's usage, as it...
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Weed, bud, ganja, chronic, dro, herbs, grass, trees, pot, reefer; these are all names of the one drug that causes so much dispute, marijuana. Loved by so many, and hated by the law. It’s a two sided argument which everyone has their own opinion on. Is there any specific reason why weed should be illegal, or is the government just making money from catching people with it? Is there any real medical purpose for marijuana, or is it just a gateway drug for kids? These are the questions everyone should know the answers to. Whose side are you on?
First, when trying to decide what you think about the legalization of marijuana, you need to stop to listen, and actually understand...
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Should marijuana be legalized for recreational or medical use? This is a debate that has been happening for quite some time and this is not just a debate that is happening among people. There are many that have taken sides including medical personal and government officials. Currently in the United States there are two states in which recreational use of marijuana is legal; Colorado and Washington. There are three states currently that have pending legislation to legalize recreational use; California, Maine, and Oregon. On the other hand there are 21 states in which medical use of marijuana is legal; Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois,...
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For several decades the legalization marijuana has been a very controversial topic. There have been increasing costs spent on the war against marijuana and countless dollars spent on rehabilitation, but the problem still exists. Marijuana is a mixture of leaves, stems, and flowering tops of the Indian hemp plant "Cannabis", and may be smoked or eaten for its hallucinogenic and pleasure-giving effects. Marijuana has not been proven to be physically addicting but, psychological dependence can develop. The long-standing prohibition against recreational use of cannabis in Canada should be repealed. In addition, the penalties for possession and trafficking of cannabis should be abolished, and...
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If your every waking moment was consumed by pain and nausea, wouldn't you ask for medication? What if the only medication legally available would leave you unconscious or do nothing at all? If you were the one suffering, would you resort to the only treatment that allowed you to live normally even though it was illegal? Thousands of people across the country are forced to break the law to ease their pain. They have chosen marijuana, a plant, known as Cannabis Sativa, over anything legally available because it has various medicinal properties that cannot be found anywhere else. Due to these many unique medicinal uses, marijuana should be reclassified as a valid, legal form of treatment.The...
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Richard M. Nixon, the former president of the United States of America, was a controversial president, who ended his presidency in a controversial way. It seems only fare to open a topic that is controversial as the former president himself. Should marijuana be legalized?
A debate about marijuana legalization, although not a scientific one, on debate.org (website that organizes debates about different topics) does provide some insight about different views for and against legalization. A simple Google search will yield many results covering this ongoing debate as well as many scientific articles that either argue or just provide research or experiment results concerning marijuana...
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According to Martin Luther King Jr., “There are two types of laws: there are just and there are unjust laws” (King 293). During his time as civil rights leader, he advocated civil disobedience to fight the unjust laws against African-Americans in America. For instance, there was no punishment for the beatings imposed upon African-Americans or for the burning of their houses despite their blatant violent, criminal, and immoral demeanor. Yet, an African-American could be sentenced to jail for a passive disagreement with a white person such as not wanting to give up their seat to a white passenger on a public bus. Although these unjust laws have been righted, Americans still face other...
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In a country where tobacco products and alcohol are legal, I have always wondered, why not cannabis? Why did this plant still have the stigma of being illegal when it does not cause any deaths, is not nearly as physically addicting, nor as harmful as its legal counterparts? Clearly, the law of marijuana prohibition is one that is up for debate and one that is up for change. Currently, many state laws have been passed that are either decriminalizing marijuana or allowing it for purely medicinal purposes. Although these laws are moving towards legalization, they do not come close to the actual goal. The definition of “legalization” advocates are striving to reach refers...
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This topic has been debated over for many years but marijuana has remained an illegal substance, although of the many pressures which have been placed apon it to be legalised. I will look at why marijuana is illegal and why it should stay that way.Firstly what is marijuana and what does it do? Marijuana is a mixture of leaves, stems, and flowering tops of the Indian hemp plant Cannabis, smoked or eaten for its hallucinogenic and pleasure-giving effects. Known in Central Asia and China as early as 3000 BC, marijuana was used as a folk medicine. About 1900 it started to be used as a pleasure-inducing drug, and by the 1960s and '70s its use was widespread among students, becoming, after...
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Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized
Willie Nelson once said, “I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?”
Marijuana has been a plant for longer than any human has been alive. Civilizations have used marijuana for hundreds of years for hundreds of purposes. But ever since the 1970’s when growing or having possession became illegal marijuana has been looked down upon by a majority of people living in the United States. Just because it’s illegal doesn’t give someone the right to look down upon you...
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Crystal MitchellDr. TaylorEnglish 10226 April 2005The Constitution gives the right to the people to make their own decisions which should not be influenced or altered by the government. Smoking is a health risk whether it is tobacco or marijuana but the government has made a decision on which is illicit and licit. People are allowed to skydive, drive cars, and drink alcohol which all have many known health risk but is not shunned upon by government or society . Sure, smoking marijuana does put others at minimal risk through second hand smoke and the user's actions towards others, but similar outcomes could occur with the abuse for alcohol and tobacco. This is why the abuse of the drug such...
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Marijuana has been in the news lately since two states, Colorado and Washington, have voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Currently they are the only two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Twenty states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana. Iowa, at this time, has decided not to legalize medical marijuana in spite of many Iowa citizens advocating for the legalization of the drug. Iowa is taking a cautious approach to medical marijuana. Medical marijuana has been proven to help with seizures, pain management, nausea and improve the quality of life of people with certain medical issues. Regulation of medical marijuana will keep the drug safe by...
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The use of marijuana for medical purposes has stimulated debate for many years. Some people find the use of marijuana therapeutic and the only way to relieve their chronic pain. Also, there are a growing number of people who feel it is harmless and think it should be legalized in small quantities for recreational use. Despite the illegality of this substance it has continued to be used and grown by many people. And though it seems harmless to some, there are others worried about the message legalization and the recreational use of the substance would give teenagers. And more importantly they are concerned about increased criminal behavior, addiction and other health problems that can arise...
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Medical marijuana is a controversy in today’s society. Currently the community is divided on the issue. Questions are constantly being thrown around such as “How does it affect the body?” and “What good does it do for a person?” Researchers have tried to answer these questions with studies and they have shown how positive medical marijuana can be. If something can benefit an individual why not use it for the sick in an attempt to find a better drug for those who really need it? Medical use of marijuana should be legal all across the United States because of all the good it can do for a person’s overall health and the fact that everyone deserves all possible methods of treatment when they...
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To truly understand why marijuana should be legalized by the federal government, one must have some background knowledge of the medicinal herb. Cannabis, most commonly known as marijuana, originated in China for purely medicinal purposes. The plant later spread to India, Europe, and, finally, made its way to North America. Cannabis was first used as hemp rope and fabric, and by the 18th century marijuana began to be recognized and used in the pharmaceutical industry. However, marijuana became illegal just a short century later. As far as the legal status of marijuana today, “The Federal Controlled Substance Act classified marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, signifying that it has both a high...
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Marijuana is one of the hundreds of drugs that holds Americans in the bondage of addiction and causes harm to their health and well-being. Marijuana comes from the hemp plant called cannabis sativa and is the most commonly used illegal drug in the U.S. (Goldberg). Although marijuana has mostly been used as a drug to get high, physicians have recently discovered that marijuana can treat the symptoms of cancer and multiple sclerosis, relieve pain, and treat many minor ailments. Because of the rare healing effects of this drug, many states are working to legalize medical marijuana in their state, but there is much controversy over whether or not medical marijuana should be legalized. Although...
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Legalization or decriminalization of marijuana is opposed by a vast majority of American’s and people around the world. Leaders in Marijuana prevention, education, treatment, and law enforcement adamantly oppose the substance, as do many political leaders. However, pro-drug advocacy groups, who support the use of illegal drugs, are making headlines. They are influencing decision making thru legislation and having a significant impact on the national policy debate here in the United States and in other countries. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is the oldest drug user lobby in the U.S. It has strong ties to the Libertarian party, the Drug Policy...
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Attention getter: Do you suffer from pain, migraines, eating disorders or other sicknesses? If so, you may want to consider marijuana as a treatment.
Central Idea: Marijuana should be legalized for medicinal purposes.
Significance to the audience: This is important to all of use because many of us are misinformed about marijuana and are unaware of its beneficial properties.
Preview of main points: Today I will tell you about why marijuana should be legalized.
I. What exactly is marijuana?
A) Marijuana is a leafy plant which grows wild in many of the tropic and temperate areas of the world.
1) It is also cultivated both...
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Although possessing a medicinal value and therapeutic uses for body ailments such as multiple sclerosis, glaucoma and anxiety, exaggerated marijuana abuse is harmful to the body and legalizing the drug would pose negative effects upon public health and well-being.The main argument of pro-legislators of Marijuana is that of its therapeutic uses. The drug is said to be a source of relief to sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis, and patients argue that smoking a joint before going to bed eases joint pain and allows them to sleep. Victims of the disease also undergo spasms as a result of nerve damage, and it has been noted that Marijuana helps to control the occurrence of these seizures . Also,...
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Should Marijuana be legalized for Medicinal Purposes?Legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes has been an extremely controversial topic, one that has it supporters who have long fought the opposition. Although marijuana has been used for thousand of years to provide relief from many health problems, it still remains an illegal drug in the United States. There are many doctors who support the effectiveness of the use of marijuana as treatment for many medical conditions. People who oppose the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes would claim that legalizing the drug would lead to abuse of the drug for recreational use. This is important claim for the opposition. However, after...
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Marijuana Should Be Legalized for Medicinal Purposes
How would most Americans react if the law allowed the use of heroin, LSD, or amphetamines for medical purposes? Many of us would react in disbelief mainly because of the effects of these powerful and addictive drugs. However, in Arizona the law permits the use of heroin, LSD, and amphetamines for medicinal purposes, yet the medicinal use of marijuana remains illegal in the United States ("Facts"). Because marijuana is categorized as a Schedule 1 drug under the federal Controlled Substance Act ("Issues"), physicians cannot legally prescribe it. The national debate on the effectiveness of marijuana as medicine is divided between those...
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The first recorded use of marijuana for medicinal purposes was 2727 B.C., while most common prescription medications have been on the market for approximately than 30 years or less. The number of adverse short-term side-effects is fewer when using medicinal marijuana versus prescription medicine. The long-term side-effects of prescription medicines are numerous as well as unfavorable. Medicinal marijuana can improve the quality of life of a patient suffering from the negative reactions to prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Medicinal marijuana provides relief without the negative side-effects of prescription medicines; therefore, should be legalized nationwide as a valid...
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Did know that one in five people get cancer in their lifetime? Now imagine if you were one of those one in five who had cancer. Visualize yourself, suffering through a constant regime of chemotherapy where you are on the edge of death, all because the chemotherapy is not only killing the cancerous cells but it is killing the all of the good cells in your body too. Every second you feel extremely nauseous and you are vomiting constantly, and you just don't want to eat, and you feel like dieing. Now you really wish there was something that would make you feel better.There is, but it is only legal in some countries. It is the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. This "medicine" also known...
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Marijuana Marijuana better known as weed in english is a plant that is used by many things , this plant is consider as a drug , but I dont consider this plant a drug, as I see marijuana it's a natural herb that relaxes your body that doesn't contains chemical substances as other drugs , and actually drug it's a pretty bad strong word so I prefer to say natural herb. Marijuana was first found in China around 4000 B.C. the plant was used for religious things and many things and for medical issues as the years pas marijuana became illegal because of their effects and because how can affect your brain anyway many issues. I surley think marijuana isn't harmless, yes it has a bad side but pretty...
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For years there have been many arguments regarding the legalization of marijuana and the effects our country would face. Many people's opinions reflect their customary beliefs and values. The outcome of legalizing marijuana would be partially beneficial and harmful. Some people believe that makes it too risky for the government to approve. This essay includes reasons why it marijuana should be legalized and also reasons why it shouldn't.Marijuana also known as the "gateway drug" is composed of dried leaves and flowering tops of the pistillate hemp plant that contains the ingredient THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). The drug was first banned during the 1930's, after rumor had it that the drug was...
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The fight for legalization of marijuana has been a rapidly growing war since its prohibition in the mid 1930?s. The Government has looked past all of marijuana?s pros, and only look at the cons. Although all over the world for thousands of years marijuana has been effectively used in a medical instance. The pros of this virtually perfect medical drug are ednless. I will get into those later. Even non-usuers of the illegal drug marijuana, have joined the protest for its legalization for medical purposes. If alchohol and cigarettes are legal, what is stopping the legalization of marijuana? For 12,00 years now, ?Cannabis? or more popular known as ?marijuana?, has been used all over the world...
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Persuasive Speech OutlineDid you know that marijuana is the most frequently used drug in the United States? According to the National Institute on Drug Use, sixty-nine million Americans over the age of twelve have tried marijuana at least once. The average age of trying marijuana was fourteen years old.A. Now, as you all know, marijuana is illegal. So, therefore, if you get caught smoking, growing, selling, or trafficking marijuana you go to jail or even sometimes prison. The majority of the two million U.S. prisoners that are incarcerated are due to drugs. In other words, we have to build more prisons and jails to hold the real criminals because the majority of the prisons are full with...
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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?The legalization of marijuana is a widespread debate with many valid argumentsfor both sides. Some will state that it should be available for those seeking relief fromvarious medical situations, or that if legalized, marijuana could be regulated by thegovernment for safety reasons. Even the fact that there are no deaths directly caused bymarijuana is a strong point on the pro-legalization side. However, I believe that thelegalization would lead to more problems in a society that is already full enough withother issues and debates concerning our health and safety. The fact that relief can beattained in a pill form without the hazards of smoke inhalation and other...
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For several decades drugs have been one of the major problems of society. There have been escalating costs spent on the war against drugs and countless dollars spent on rehabilitation, but the problem still exists. Not only has the drug problem increased but drug related problems are on the rise. Drug abuse is a killer in our country. Some are born addicts (crack babies), while others become users. The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good news is the United States had 25,618 total arrests and 81,762 drug seizures due to drugs in 1989 alone, but the bad news is the numbers of prisoners have increased by 70 percent which will cost about $30 million dollars. Despite...
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Prostitution Should be Legalized
I think that prostitution should be legalized because it is no different than any other service that we pay to receive. Besides, there are far more serious crimes that require the full attention of our police force than prostitution; therefore, policing it is a costly waste of time and police resources. Furthermore, prostitution is already legal in Singapore, Denmark, and a part of the United States as well. In this Essay, I will discuss these ideas; thereby, proving why prostitution should be legalized.
Prostitution should be legalized because it should be treated like any other consensual, in-demand, and legitimate service. ...
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The Federal Government, while trying to protect us from our human nature,
developed harsh anti-drug policies with the hope of eradicating drugs. At
the time, these policies seemed simple enough: we will impose penalties on
those who use substances illegally, we will intercept drugs coming from
other countries while ending all drug cultivation in the States, and we will
even try to prevent foreign governments from growing these substances. The
idea of the Drug Prohibition surely made sense: lower demand of drugs by law
enforcement, and reduce supply through domestic and international means.
Unfortunately, the Drug Prohibition led to heavy costs, both financially and
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Libertarianism is a philosophy that states we have free will and thus we are responsible for our actions. Therefore, political libertarianism argues, since we already have certain rights (such as the right to voice our opinions), the government's only role is to protect our rights. However, if we have a government that is imposing laws or reprimanding us for flexing our rights, it becomes a police state. Political libertarianism demands that the government play a smaller role. This type of society would then require from its citizens tolerance and responsibility. The citizens would have to accept others acting within their rights, as long as they are not physically hurting anyone, despite...
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Marijuana, also known as cannabis and many other names, is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of Cannabis sativa (Abuse). This plant is a highly addictive drug among adolescents. Marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal substance worldwide (Marijuana Facts). Growing up in a county where drugs, such as marijuana, is commonly used and abused among adolescents who have no clue of the history and effects of the drug encouraged me to research a bit more about this topic.
Marijuana is a naturally occurring plant. It derived from the cannabis plant, and it can be grown in any climate. According to the article Medical Marijuana, there are over 400...
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Man, as a creature, is inherently bored. Since the dawn of time, it has been the natural instinct ofman to find alternative methods to enhance his being. The many means by which man has turned toinclude sex, gambling, and the consumption of substances beyond the requirements of nutrition. Theconsumption of substances can be further broken down into legal and illegal substances. Thequestion then becomes, who are we to place labels on certain substances by deeming them legal andprohibit others by creating penalties for their use?The issue of prohibition is certainly not a new one to our nation. In 1919, the 18th Amendmentprohibited the manufacture, sale or transportation of alcoholic...
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In the seventh edition of Black's Law Dictionary, which was written by Bryan Garner, the definition of marriage is " the legal union of a man and women as husband and wife." My question is: should gay marriage be legalized so that any human being can marry another human being, whether it be a man and woman, a man and man, or a woman and woman?I first got a few opinions from people, which consists of girl named Amanda , Florence , and Courtney. Amanda thinks that gay marriage should be legalized. She believes that everyone should have equal rights and that it should have nothing to do with whether you can make children together or not. Amanda thinks that it is wrong for bush to say that it is...
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Marriage is defined as the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life. In the definition it says couple, with out indication of gender. In our society gay marriage is a hot topic. Previously legalizing gay marriage was out of the question, but as times has changed and more liberal politicians have gained office to reflect the views of today’s society. One of the reasons that LGBT people fight for the right to marry because married couples receive more protections and advantages in the law and insurance polices. Some see marriage as sign of commitment and life long commitment to each other. No matter what the reason gay marriage should be legalized because it is a human right...
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There are numerous opinions and standing views on gay marriage. The argument regarding gay marriage should be legalized or not is extremely controversial. According to an article from the Human Rights Campaign, there is nothing wrong with allowing homosexuals to have the same rights as those who are heterosexual. Every individual person should be granted equal rights, regardless of sexuality. Gay marriage should be legalized in all states and countries, it has been held off for too long.
Moreover, there are several reasons why homosexuals feel strongly about wanting to be legally married. One reason that is most commonly heard is, they want to legally show their love for each other by...
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Capital punishment is the punishment by death for a crime. It is also called the death penalty. It is a form of killing that is legalized. It may be carried out by electrocution, hanging, lethal injection, gas chamber, and firing squad. The death penalty has been banished in over one hundred and thirty countries. Capital punishment has been abolished in every industrialized nation except for the United States of America. In the United States, capital punishment has been an extremely controversial issue that divides the country and leads to disharmony. The death penalty abolition movement is growing, and some progress is being made, but there is a lot of work yet to be done. There are...
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Capital punishment is the punishment by death for a crime. It is also called the death penalty. It is the only form of killing that is legalized. It may be carried out by electrocution, hanging, lethal injection, gas chamber, and firing squad. The death penalty has been banished in over one hundred and thirty countries. Capital punishment has been abolished in every industrialized nation except for the United States of America. In the United States, capital punishment has been an extremely controversial issue that divides the country and leads to disharmony. The death penalty abolition movement is growing, and some progress is being made, but there is a lot of work yet to be done. There are...
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Should same sex marriages be legal?
Same-sex marriages have been very controversial since becoming an issue in Canada regarding the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Several people state that same-sex marriages should be legal, while others disagree, saying it should not be permitted. There have been many debates and inquiries about this issue for several years; the MP’s and Parliament will finally settle the problem within the next year or so. Many are in favour of legalizing same-sex marriages in all of Canada due to the violations and infringes upon the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Problems revolving around same-sex marriages have upset many...
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Euthanasia(Essay) Euthanasia is a big controversy in the society today. According to the "Oxford Dictionary," Euthanasia (yoo-thã-nay-ziã) is defined as: the bringing about of a gentle and easy death for a person suffering from a painful incurable disease. Euthanasia helps bring a peaceful and painless death. People wont have to go through painful incurable diseases. People have the right to what they want and instead of committing suicide they can die with dignity. Euthanasia should be legalized so people who are suffering from pain can die in high spirits. Euthanasia can end painful human suffrage.Euthanasia helps bring a peaceful and painless death. The patients are...
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Recently doctors have prescribed marijuana, and “the Clinton administration threatened to prosecute doctors who prescribe marijuana,” (Gonnerman 40). Doctors are prescribing marijuana for its medical benefits. The Clinton administration on the other hand is outlawing marijuana because it has not been approved by the FDA. Since doctors feel marijuana has medical benefits it should be clinically tested so they can prescribe it for their patients. Marijuana can be used for many medical reasons. For cancer patients receiving chemotherapy marijuana decreases vomiting and nausea; it also helps them deal with the anxiety of the treatment. AIDS patients can use marijuana because of its ability to...
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Marijuana is the most frequently used drug in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Use, sixty-nine million Americans over the age of twelve have tried marijuana at least once. The proposal for legalizing drugs has entered the mainstream of public debate in recent years, mostly focusing on marijuana. The question is should it be legalized?A wide range of viewpoints exist on this single controversial issue. Some believe this supposedly potent substance should remain illegal and associated with heroine and cocaine. They see it as a harsh illegal substance; and that it became illegal for a reason and should remain that way. Others view marijuana through different eyes....
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There are many people in this world that feel that marijuana is an evil and sinful drug. They argue several points against marijuana that would support their position. Most of these have no relevance to what in general, and they can be easily disputed. Others have some basis, and they can be considered valid arguments. However, the facts remain that the positive aspects of marijuana far outweigh the negative aspects.
One such argument, and the major point of view for most anti-drug supporters, is that marijuana is a gateway drug. This means that marijuana leads to other more harmful narcotics. Although this is the case in some situations, there are many...
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The following is a proposal for a public policy that would legalize marijuana and have the drug be treated as alcohol. This is necessary because the current policy is detrimental to society and the legalization of marijuana would be beneficial. The prohibition of the drug is unfounded because tobacco and alcohol, legalized substances, are more dangerous than marijuana. Also, the legislation regarding the drug was created on racist sentiments, reducing the law’s credibility. The current policy also creates a dangerous black market and renders our prison system ineffective. The legalization of cannabis would bring undeniable medical and economic benefits to society and the...
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Marijuana legalization has been a hot topic for many years. To both sides of the argument there are many pluses and minuses. I personally feel that legalization of marijuana would be a great benefit to this country. In the complex society we live in however it is very hard to distinguish the truth from the lies. Personal morals and stereotypes are also a major factor when trying to argue a subject of this nature. On one side there are some positive effects, which have been proven as the result of marijuana. Many legal drugs that you can purchase are more harmful then marijuana. My opinions based on legalization or marijuana is based on a number social and economic factors.
That brings up...
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Marijuana should be legal. Not just for industrial purposes, not just for medical purposes, but 100% legal in all of its forms. Why? Well before we examine why marijuana should become legal, we must first know why marijuana became illegal.Many people assume that marijuana was made illegal through some kind of process involving scientific, medical, and government hearings; that it was to protect the citizens from what was determined to be a dangerous drug. Instead, it seems the reason for the criminalization of marijuana had more to do with racism, ignorance, religion, fear and personal profit than it did any statistics or facts… everything our government should stand against. Cannabis...