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Federal Drug Laws Essay Examples

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Factors to Take into Account When Creating a New Drug Policy
To create a new drug policy from scratch we should look at many factors. There is the history of drugs relating to abuse and medical purposes. For thousands of years there have been people who have used and abused drugs, and groups that have tried to stop drug use. We should look at how other country’s drug policies and how...
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An Overview of the History of the American Drug War During the 19th Century
History of the American Drug War The first act of America's anti-drug laws was in 1875. It outlawed the smoking of opium in opium dens. This was a San Francisco ordinance. The basis on passing this law was that Chinese men had a way of luring white women to their dens and causing their "ruin", which was the a...
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Mandatory Drug Testing in Schools
Drug testing should be mandatory in schools to make sure to keep the policy of the drug free campuses, to keep the rate of drug addicts in teenagers down, and to improve the performance of students in public schools. Some seem to think that it shouldn’t keep a student’s privacy private, but that out rules it with how many r...
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The Invasion of Privacy Laws
Many laws today are considered “stupid laws” and go against our daily rights. As Americans we should be able to do what we want and not have to tell anyone else what we are doing or explain why. The history behind these “stupid laws” is just as important as the “stupid” invasion of privacy laws themselves. These laws shou...
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The Debate on the Application of Federal Drug Laws to Assisted Suicide
A debate has begun on the application of federal drug laws to assisted suicide -- a debate which may result in a new federal law to counter Oregon's experiment in doctor-assisted death. Last November the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) concluded that assisting a suicide is not a "legitimate medical purpose"...
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A Glimpse into the History of the American Drug War
History of the American Drug War The first act of America's anti-drug laws was in 1875. It outlawed the smoking of opium in opium dens. This was a San Francisco ordinance. The basis on passing this law was that Chinese men had a way of luring white women to their dens and causing their "ruin", which was th...
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An Introduction to the History of Reforming Drug Laws
REFORM DRUG LAWS This paper will prove that America’s drug laws are ineffective and cause more harm than good. The notion that a state of freedom exists in America is completely voided by narcotic laws. Narcotic laws cause a black market, which raises the prices of drugs to astronomical levels. These high prices cau...
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A Discussion of the Argument That Today's Drug Laws Seem to Do More Harm than Good
Today’s Drug laws seem to do more harm than good. The so-called drug war hasn’t seemed to be as effective as it was intended to be. Its original intent lies in its name, to attack the drug problem in America. Nixon started the war on drugs in the late sixties to stop drug abuse at the source, the distributors. Another inten...
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Effects of Drug Abuse
Has your friend ever convinced you to use drugs or alcohol? Well, you should have yelled with no doubt saying, "NO to Drugs!". People usually start using drugs when they hangout with the wrong people at the wrong time, depressed, or learning from someone in their household, or even pressured by someone. Drugs and alcohol...
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Mandatory Drug Testing Cost More to Companies than Its Benefits
Want that high-profile new job as a Fortune 200 company? Heres your cup, theres the bathroom. Give us a urine sample, then well talk stock options. Or do you want to stay employed in that construction job? Better watch what you ingest over the weekend because you maybe randomly selected to give a sample before firing up the...
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