The Substance Act ( Csa ) Essay

1883 Words Dec 16th, 2016 8 Pages
Under the controlled substance act (CSA), drugs are listed under schedules that are based off how likely a person is the abuse the drug and if a person will become physically or psychologically dependent on this drug. As the schedule number increases the abuse rate and dependency on this drug decreases. Some examples of schedule 1 drugs are heroin, LSD, ecstasy, methaqualone which are known as Quaaludes, peyote which is a cactus that is a hallucinogen, and marijuana. Yes, you read that correctly, weed is in the same category as heroin and some cactus that makes you trip. According to the DEA website, “Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” So according to this scheduling marijuana has no medical purposes, and people abuse and become dependent on marijuana. An example of schedule 2 drugs are prescription pain killers, cocaine and methamphetamine which are considered less likely to be abused and less likely for people to become dependent on. So basically, meth and cocaine are considered to be less dangerous and less addictive than marijuana. So you’re probably wondering why cannbis is even considered a schedule 1 drug. The reasoning goes back to the early 1900’s in America after the Mexican Revolution. During this period, many Mexican immigrants were coming to America and made homes in southern parts of America. Their culture was very strange to the Americans since they spoke…

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