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Legalization of Drugs
An opinion paper which calls for the legalization of certain drugs.
# 60551 | 1,325 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Aug 30, 2005 in Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs) , Criminology (Drugs Enforcement) , Law (General)

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This paper argues that legislation should be regulated in a way that provides the maximum possible access to drugs for those in need while at the same time controlling access to drugs used for harmful purposes. The specific focus of this research is psychoactive drugs, which can be divided into five categories, including uppers, downers, all rounders, sports drugs and alcohol. Specific drugs that are considered for each category include nicotine, benzodiazapines, marijuana, anabolic steroids and beer, respectively. Legislation and regulations regarding these drugs are also used as a basis for this research.

From the Paper:

"The most prominent legislation in terms of drugs in the United States is the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which is Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970. Regulation is enforced with regard to the manufacture and distribution of a variety of drug types, including narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, anabolic steroids. Chemicals used to illicitly produce these substances are also included in this Act. Scheduling occurs according to certain criteria that are applied to drugs according to their medicinal value, harmfulness, and potential abuse or addiction to the drug. There are five schedules, of which Schedule I is assigned to the most dangerous drugs with the least medicinal value, with Schedule II-V being applied to drugs with decreasing danger and increasing medicinal value. Schedule V would then include the least dangerous of the drugs."

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