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Ben Evenchik Legalization Wrong for America Drugs enslave and take the individuals rights to knowledge and a clear conscience away -Thomas Liefkowitz Throughout history various drugs have played a pivotal role in a vast array of cultural practices both religious and recreational The Native Americans used to ingest peyote to aid them on their spirit quests The ancient Incas freely chewed cocaine leaves to help relieve the altitude sickness that would sometimes plague them Black slaves that worked on plantations in the south smoked marijuana to help make their backbreaking work in the field go quicker In almost every historical culture drugs in one form or another are used and accepted What is it that is so enticing surrounding the use of drugs More then just incredible physical sensations the user experiences the idea of changing who you are and how you think personal communication April 2 2001 is very tantalizing for some For many people especially in present-day cultures where life is a great deal more complex then it was in the past drugs are sometimes used as a sort of magical gateway to escape the harsh truths of reality The use of drugs for this reason can be either a good or bad thing depending on the society and situation the user lives in For example more then a feel good drug it was a necessity that the Incas chewed coca leaves in order to counteract the extreme elevation sickness that is common among groups that live at such exceptional altitudes Smith 1992 p 74 Similarly the black slaves who had to endure an incredibly difficult and physically demanding life smoked marijuana to escape the reality of being nothing more then mindless drones with nothing to look forward to not even hope of liberation in the foreseeable future It was one of their only sources of gratification and happiness in an otherwise hopeless and futile existence Although many
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