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Drugs in North America is not a new subject that the government has todeal with drugs have been prevalent ever since the early 1900sAlthough drugs were not popularized till after World War Two wheredrugs were used as a means to escape from what was going on at the timeof the great depression Also there was a general sense of rebellionand sticking it to the the government When the great depression wasgoing on and after it there sprung period of time sophisticated peopleespecially the youth who were disgruntled with the politics of theworld this established a Hippie culture at that time drugs were a wayto do all this Then later on it became even more popular with thecounter culture of North America during the 60s to the 80s were you hadRock and Roll which was at the time disinterested with politics andwhat the government has to say you had these rock stars doing all kindof drug and they felt free and were living a lavish life thisencouraged the sale of drugs to sky rocket Also you had movies likeScarface which was about an Cuban immigrant coming to the us andclimbing the ranks of the drug world and become a rich and somewhatarrogant lord this movie was a cult film with a large following duringa time when cocaine and marijuana were the prominent drugs aside fromothers As for are current 21st century North America has changed itsview on drugs it is no longer looked at as a cool substance thateveryone is doing and experimenting with this is mostly due to thehealth risks that we now know and the governments stricter policies ondrugs Although marijuana has become ever so more popular as the yearsgo by with a heap of teenagers getting there hand on the drug It isreported that for a teenager marijuana is easier to get than beer While drugs have always been popular in North America it has alwaysbeen the governments mission to stop the trafficking
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