Controlled Substances Act

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  • Controlled Substance Act Research Paper

    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…

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  • Marijuan Justification For Solution

    done as quickly as possible. Those who have banned marijuana have failed to establish factual reasons for establishing the truth of it negatively impacting upon health. The latest scientific finding that has given great medicinal importance to its use has been a great blow to them. It has also been noted that marijuana is religiously significant to many spiritual orders; for instance, the Rastafarians have since ages asked their followers to make use of it. During operations marijuana is…

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  • The Role Of Drugs In Law Enforcement

    ("Club Drugs: MedlinePlus.") They act on the central nervous system and can cause changes mood and perception. ("Club Drugs: MedlinePlus." stated) Club drugs are also commonly referred to as “date rape” drugs. ("Club Drugs: MedlinePlus." stated) Types of club drugs can include, MDMA commonly known as ecstasy, Gamma-hydroxybutyrate or GHB, Ketamine or special K, Methamphetamine commonly known as meth or speed, and Lysergic Acid Diethylamide commonly known as LSD. ("Club Drugs:…

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  • Persuasive Essay: The Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

    chemical THC may impair motor skills or similar tasks for approximately three hours. Although effects do vary depending on the person and the amount of THC ingested, precautions should always be taken in consideration.(What is THC? 1). That is why, just like with any drug or controlled substance, marijuana should have these certain precautions labeled. Even though both contain THC, you can only experience a “high” from marijuana; yet both are classified as Schedule I drugs under the Controlled…

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  • Marijuana Argument Analysis

    high where they experience numbness and impaired movement/memory (NIH, 2016). It is discovered that marijuana affects brain development, especially if started in teenage years. This can lower memory, sound learning, and basic thinking (NIH, 2016). Although studies have shown these can cause harmful things to the body, the same is true of any substance. Marijuana is still on a much smaller scale of severity compared to other harmful drugs including ones that can be prescribed. Also alcohol and…

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  • Ecstasy Research Paper

    later used during marriage counseling, its euphoric effects resulted in its social consumption and becoming an illegal substance. “MDMA was first used in the 1970s as an aid in psychotherapy (mental disorder treatment using "talk therapy")” NIDA (2016). MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly). MDMA became an illegal drug in 1985 by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. How Does Ecstasy Work? Generally, ecstasy is taken orally in the form of a pill so it takes about 15 minutes to reach the brain which is when…

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  • Exemplification Essay: Cannabis Under The Controlled Substance Act

    else. A grandfather whose hands shake uncontrollably from Parkinson’s disease as he tries to play catch with his grandson in the backyard. Although Cannabis can treat these symptoms, it is currently listed as as Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substance Act, therefore, it is considered illegal. Cannabis should be reclassified as a Schedule II drug because it will allow more extensive research and easier accessibility for patients with legitimate illnesses. There are differences in Schedule…

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  • Medical Marijuana Pros And Cons

    This view, premised by the belief that marijuana is harmful and should not be made legal, takes the approach that through education and reform, smart policies can be developed that decrease marijuana use. Yet, at the same time, these policies should not harm marijuana users, including vulnerable populations, and low-level dealers with arrest records that stigmatize them for life and in ways that make it even harder for them to break free from cycles of substance dependence. Counter to this, is…

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  • Medication Abuse Among College Students Essay

    marijuana use (Benson, et al. 66, 67). Even with all these negative side effects and possible outcomes such as death or heart problems, students continue to abuse these medications, the majority of them even believe there is nothing wrong with doing it (White, et al. 264). Beyond the health effects from abusing prescription medications, students need to be weary of consequences with their colleges as well as law enforcement. Most colleges have some form of illegal drug and controlled…

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  • The Epidemic Of Drug Abuse

    Also, it is easier to buy since these drugs are legal controlled substances. Prescription drugs such as Xanax, Percocet, Adderall, and Codeine are drugs that are misused by people in today’s society. Users experience a high when they take extreme dosages of the drug. Misuse of these drugs come with side effects that are exceptionally similar to the side effects of illegal substances. For instance, overdosing on Xanax could cause blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, respiratory depression,…

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