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    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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    12, 2017 Controlled Substance Abuse Act In 1969, President Richard Nixon announced that the Attorney General, John N. Mitchell, was preparing a comprehensive new measure to more effectively meet the narcotic and dangerous drug problems at the federal level by combining all existing federal laws into a single new statute called the Controlled Substance Abuse Act 1970. The Controlled substance law consisted of prohibitions against the unauthorized possession of drugs that the government has…

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    For the federal side of this controversial issues, there are not mainly opinion based, but rather that due to certain laws that have been passed and looking towards specific parts of the constitution, the federal government should delegate marijuana within the United States. The first big point that is used to support the federal side is the Controlled Substance Act of 1970. This was passed by the 91st Congress in 1970 in order to help further research of drugs and help reduce drug abuse…

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    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 national bills introduced this legislative session focused on primary prevention of substance abuse and distributing grants from national stakeholders to create individual state treatments. Numerous bills introduced at the national level were bills that amended previously passed substance abuse bills. The two substances focused on in these bills were general substances and opioids. “General substances” refers to the abuse of multiple drugs, which includes opioids. The opioid abuse bills…

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    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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    ("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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    all of the potential solutions and course of actions that should be taken to rectify the issue altogether. Marijuana’s history has been a very complicated and somewhat odd. The first account that we have of the federal government making moves towards criminalizing marijuana came in the form of the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 which levied heavy taxes on those who used marijuana in different products which all but banned its use and sale. Years later it would be ruled unconstitutional, but in the…

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    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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    cluster headaches, and general pain. In experiments, it was also found “to treat neuroses, narcotic addiction, autism, terminal cancer, and [was used] to study psychoses and schizophrenia,” (Quigley) (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide 2010). First synthesized in 1938 by Albert Hofmann, it came from ergotamine, a chemical derived from ergot (Quigley) (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide 2010). On October 24, 1968, “the manufacture, possession, sale, and use of LSD became restricted in the United States”…

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