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Marijuana Should Be Legalized for Both Recreational and Medical Use
Marijuana has been an illegal substance in the United States for over 75 years. Since this time, there has been endless argument on whether it should stay illegal or become legal. Whether it is for medical use, or recreational use, there are supporters as well as people who are in opposition. Despite the controversy over th...
Welfare Recipients Should Undergo Drug Testing before Receiving Cash Benefits
Welfare Recipients Should Be Drug Tested Before Receiving Their Cash Benefits Over 167,000 residents of Minnesota are receiving welfare and other cash benefits. (Serres 1) Welfare recipients in the United States should be required to pass a random drug test to qualify for welfare and other cash benefits from the state....
Drugs Can Help You or Destroy You
Chris Herren was not someone you would look up to, but he is now. He travels the world to different high schools, middle schools, and colleges to talk about his story and how it impacted not only him, but the people around him, the people who cared about him. He’s not the usual druggie you would imagine him to be, drugs did...
The Benefits and Abuse of Marijuana
Cannabis sativa is one of the oldest cultivated plants and has been used for various purposes. The plants are known for their resin production by glandular trichomes, with the maximum amount of resin coating the unfertilized carpellate flowers and adjacent leaves (Levetin and McMahon 2012). Marijuana today is used in illega...
The Typical Lifestyles and Behaviors of People Who Sell or Use Drugs
People who sell and/or use drugs typically follow a particular set of behaviors and similar lifestyles. Drug users are usually people who are trying to fit in in social settings, trying to alleviate loneliness, they spiral into drug use or because they grew up around it they perceive it as normal behavior. Drug dealers pri...
The War on Drugs is Just a Waste of Time and Money
Ever since the 20’s people have been using substances to get inebriated. Some substances legal others not. And the government has taken it upon themselves to decided what people can and cannot partake of. Earlier in the 1920s the government made alcoholic beverages illegal but this action backfired greatly so they took off...
An Overview of Alcohol, Its History and Drinking as a Norm in Societies
Why Do People Drink? Since the Neolithic times (about 4000 BC), humans have made use of intoxicating substances, alcohol being by far the most common in all societies. Alcohol has integrated into our culture and it seems that it is here to stay. We see it everywhere: in all countries, customs, backgrounds, ages, and eras....
The Persistent Spread of Marijuana in Rhode Island
Marijuana; Making its way into Rhode Island For many years’ marijuana in Rhode Island has been thought of as a bad thing or something that will later introduce our children to harder drugs such as cocaine, heroin, etc. However, marijuana is becoming more and more common; in Rhode Island alone, there are many groups that ha...
Drug Safety and the Side Effects of the Use of Drugs
Drug Safety and Drug Side Effects (28) The important thing about dosage is that we’re trying to remove the side effects, asking whether drugs are safe, no matter how great their affinity and efficacy is. There are 2 types of adverse reaction: type a and type b. sometimes an adverse drug reaction is something you might ha...
An Overview of the Process of Drug Metabolism and Excretion
Drug Metabolism and Excretion ADME is absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. As soon as the drug is being absorbed into the blood stream, the distribution process and the elimination process happen all at the same time, unless the drug is protected from metabolism by a particular enzyme or excretion, then it...