• Illegal Drugs Informative Speech Outline
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    Introduction: Marijuana, cocaine, heroin, PCP, speed, sh rooms, crystal meth, and angel dust are all types of illegal drugs. What is an illegal drug? An illegal drug is something and often a substance that causes addiction, habituation, or a marked change in consciousness. Body: I. Illegal Drugs The use of illegal drugs in the United States is considered by some to be the biggest problem in our society. Over 40% of high school seniors use some kind of illegal drug, and in a recent 1999 National ...
  • Organized Crime Drugs Drug Illegal
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    Are Drugs the Solution If drugs were legalized many of the problems that face society will diminish. Removing legal penalties from the production, sale, and use of illegal drugs would remove many of our biggest social and political problems. Many of these problems that would be eliminated include ending prison overcrowding, freeing up police resources, unclogging the court systems, saving tax money, making drugs safer for those who choose to use, stabilizing other countries, eliminating much of ...
  • Illegal Drug Drugs Exposed Child
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    Innocent Victims The news came one late afternoon. My girlfriend told me that Naomi had given birth. Instead of feeling joyous over the birth of my one time friend's child, I felt both saddened and angry about this occasion. So I asked the inevitable question, "Is it OK?" The response to my question was just what I had hoped would not happen. Naomi is a heroin addict. She had just given birth to a premature baby boy that was addicted to the same drug his mother was shooting up. This innocent li...
  • Juvenile Offenders Crimes Committed
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    Juvenile Offenders Justin Meunier Ever since the mid-nineteen eighties, juvenile crime has been on the rise. The number of crimes committed by juveniles has risen dramatically, and it will continue to rise unless some action is taken. Thus, juvenile offenders should be punished more severely to deter other teenagers from committing crimes and for the safety of all citizens. In 1986, approximately 179 000 young Canadians were arrested by officers of the law. By 1992, this number had increased to...
  • Drug Abuse 2 Drugs Illegal Marijuana
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    The term drug abuse most often refers to the use of a drug with such frequency that it causes physical or mental harm to the user or impairs social functioning. Although the term seems to imply that users abuse the drugs they take, in fact, it is themselves or others they abuse by using drugs. Traditionally, the term drug abuse referred to the use of any drug prohibited by law, regardless of whether it was actually harmful or not. This meant that any use of marijuana, for example, even if it occ...
  • Drugs Sports Illegal Professional People
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    From the beginning of time sports have been around. It is the competition that everyone loves. The feeling of winning makes many people do anything to achieve it. Even if this means one must cheat to win. Cheating is monitored in professional sports by the use of referees or umpires. With the discovery of many "nutritional" supplements, many new forms of cheating have arisen that cannot be monitored on the field. Many players used and still use steroids to enhance their muscles so they are stro...
  • Legal Drug Crime Drugs Prohibition
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    pro pot: On anti pot's number one: The prohibition on drugs causes crime. Ostrowski, political analyst of the Cato Institute (from James' 'Thinking About Drug Legalization'), states that drug laws greatly increase the price of illegal drugs, often forcing users to steal to get the money to obtain them. Although difficult to estimate, the black market prices of heroin and cocaine> appear to be many times greater than their> pharmaceutical prices. For example, a hospital-dispensed> dose of morphin...
  • Drug Trafficking Drugs Canada Illegal
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    Drug Trafficking The dealing of illegal drugs has existed for a very long time in Canada. People have been smuggling drugs in many different ways and there have been many popular drug busts that occurred as a result. Some of the most common illegal drugs being dealt are marijuana, cocaine, opium, crack, and so on. Some of these drugs damage your body while others act as medicine and help people to overcome certain types of illnesses and diseases. The big debate these days is whether to legalize...
  • Legalization Of Drugs Against
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    Legalization of Drugs: Against Everyone agrees that something must be done about the tremendous physical and emotional health problems that drug abuse causes. Concern about the abuse of drugs is so widespread that recent polls indicate it to be one of the most serious problems in today's world, threatening the security and freedom of whole nations. Politicians, health experts and much of the general public feel that no issue is more important than drug abuse. America's other pressing social prob...
  • Economics Of Drug Legalization Marijuana
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    Economics of Drug Legalization: Marijuana As we enter into the year 2002 America finds itself at odds with a well-known and highly demonized "enemy." The enemy is not terrorism. It is not Saddam Hussein or Osama Bin Laden. It's an "enemy" that many Americans have dealt with face to face. The so-called enemy is illegal drugs, marijuana in particular. Marijuana is the most widely used and criminalized drug in the United States today. This highly sought after resource yields a black market price ta...
  • Economics Of Drug Legalization Marijuana
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    Economics of Drug Legalization: Marijuana As we enter into the year 2002 America finds itself at odds with a well-known and highly demonized "enemy." The enemy is not terrorism. It is not Saddam Hussein or Osama Bin Laden. It's an "enemy" that many Americans have dealt with face to face. The so-called enemy is illegal drugs, marijuana in particular. Marijuana is the most widely used and criminalized drug in the United States today. This highly sought after resource yields a black market price ta...
  • Peer Pressure Drugs Teen Teens
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    Whose Fault Is It? Adolescents abuse illegal drugs for several reasons. If a teen is abusing drugs, your family is no different from many other families today. The question some may ask themselves is, "Why does a child do drugs?" This research paper will explain some of the reasons adolescents abuse drugs. Parents cannot blame themselves for all of a teen's actions. Two major reasons for adolescents abusing illegal drugs are peer pressure and depression. These concepts will be expanded upon in d...
  • Illegal Drugs Drug People Laws
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    Illegal Drugs The product is illegal drugs. The people who deal these drugs are criminals. That's what makes the drug business different then any other. Alcohol is a drug, yet adults are allowed to use alcohol products. Nicotine is a drug, yet adults are allowed to use many different forms of tobacco products, all which have tobacco in them. The drug Caffeine can be found in many everyday items, like soda candy bars. Think of how many cops we would need if caffeine products were illegal. Why ar...
  • Should Illegal Drugs Remain Illegal
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    Hello, class. My name is Scott Gulas and today I will be debating in support of the opinion that "Illegal drugs should remain illegal." I feel that this point of view benefits the entire population of the United States of America. Do you want a beer; how bout a joint I bet this pill will cheer you up sound familiar It's as if these phrases are present in our daily conversations from teenage years throughout our existence. Drugs affect the lives of everyone in the United States today. A recent st...
  • Legalization Of Marijuana Drug Drugs People
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    Introduction In 1620, the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock bringing with them thousands of gallons of beer and other types of liquor. This was believed to be enough for them to sell or trade with the natives in return for products like a body relaxer. The Native Americans introduced the Pilgrims to tobacco and other forms of drugs such as Marijuana. By the 1900 s, the country noticed marijuana, a psychoactive drug, was dangerous and needed to be controlled. Later, between the 1960 s and 1970 s, ...
  • Drug Legalization Drugs Illegal Problem
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    Legality, Although it is clear that society is unhappy with current efforts to stop illegal drug smuggling, illegal drug use and distribution, no one seems to know what should be done. With drug use and drug related crime on the rise, some Americans argue that current drug law is too easy on drug offenders. Society at large asks, "Can we ever stop illegal drugs and their use" It is a question that unfortunately has no easy answer. More and more people in America feel that if this country cannot ...
  • Drug Smuggling Illegal Drugs
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    Drug Smuggling Drug smuggling is on a current up raise and there seems to be no way of stunting it growth. But here a some ways some states are trying to slow the rate of drug smuggling. In Illinois there is a program called Operation Cash Crop or the OCC. This is a combine of the ISP and the DEA. It's goal is to locate places where marijuana is grown then destroy all of it's gardens. During the span of 1983-88 these OCC led to 442 arrest and destroyed over 2 million marijuana plants. And in 19...
  • Drug Abuse User Drugs Marijuana
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    Drug Abuse In the U. S. A. In the United States of America, we, the people value several things, some of which are freedom, spending time with and taking care of our families and working towards our financial security. We also discourage some behavior, such as crime, laziness and use of illegal drugs. Drug abuse is one of the most discouraged behaviors in our country. Use of illegal drugs is harmful to the user and all those with whom the user comes in contact. There are over 40 million illegal...
  • Argument On Drug Testing
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    From workplace to school, from professional sports to the armed forces, the advent of drug-testing procedures has stirred debate and controversy. The issue of drug testing in athletics seems to be the most prevalent debate. An incident that really brought drug testing into the spotlight is the track and field event in the 1988 Summer World Olympic Games. The two competitors in the limelight were Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson, both excellent and very emulating runners who have beaten each other in p...
  • Drug Abuse User Drugs Marijuana
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    DRUG ABUSE In the United States of America, we, the people value several things, some of which are freedom, expanding and taking care of our families and our financial security. We, the people, take such things for granted. We also discourage some behavior, such as crime, laziness and use of illegal drugs. Drug abuse is one of the most discouraged behaviors in our country. Use of illegal drugs is harmful to the use rand all those with whom the user comes in contact. There are over 40 million ill...