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Decriminalization

means of financial income and sexual gratification in cases where it cannot otherwise be acquired. Lastly, people have the right to work as they please, and this includes selling one’s body if they so choose. With all of this being said, the decriminalization of prostitution positively affects Canadian society, and it would likely benefit other countries which have not yet decriminalized it. The conception that prostitution is highly dangerous is partially due to the fact that it...

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Decriminalization of Marijuana in Canada

treated more like tobacco or alcohol. The House of Commons committee's report stated that although marijuana is unhealthy, the punishments for having even a small amount of marijuana are disproportionably harsh. The House is promoting the decriminalization of marijuana to make it legal to possess an amount of marijuana not exceeding 30 grams, which is about one ounce. These two committees seem to come to the same conclusion that marijuana is placed in the same class as more "hard-core" drugs such...

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The Decriminalization of Marijuana : A reaction paper supporting the legalization of marijuana

Decriminalization of Marijuana A very controversial drug in society today is marijuana. The controversy is mostly due to the myths that people have created about marijuana's effects. Opponents of the legalization of marijuana argue that marijuana is a gateway drug, more dangerous than alcohol, and will increase crime if it is decriminalized. Through studies there is proof that these myths are untrue. Therefore the reason for marijuana's status as illegal is not actually there. In fact, having marijuana...

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Jueteng Decriminalization, Tolerable?

Jueteng has been very famous here in the Philippines and is widely patronized by Filipinos although it is illegal. According to some, it is something that shouldn’t exist but there’s more into it. As Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and other lawmakers proposed jueteng legalization, lots of contradicting and supporting ideas in this regard were brought up. What if it will be legalized? Will it be a friend or a foe? Despite all the scandals and criticisms that it is encountering, jueteng will...

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Legalize It

or medical marijuana user, and the test’s sample size was too small. More current studies of people who are heavy marijuana smokers show no evidence of brain damage; in addition, the American Medical Association has officially endorsed the decriminalization of marijuana. I find this to be quite a bit more compelling than an outdated and poorly executed test. His claims of damage to both the reproductive system and the immune system are again based on invalid experiments of doses administered...

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Liberal Views on Drug Legalization

prefer decriminalization or other partial measures as suppose to outright legalization. Under full legalization, the production, distribution, sale and possession of drugs are all legal; the law treats drugs like any other commodity. Under decriminalization, the possession of drugs is not subject to criminal sanctions, but penalties against production, distribution and sale remain in place. Thus, drugs are not legal commodities (Manfredi, 2001). This liberal preference for decriminalization derives...

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LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA

economic benefits as well as a decrease in violence associated with marijuana. References Beau, K. (2012). Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Dragan, M. S. (2004). Legalization, Decriminalization and Medical use of Cannabis. Journal of Neurobiology, 61(1), 149-160. Jack (2013). Chicago Medical Marijuana. Retrieved from http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-medical-marijuana/2013/10/5-amazing-things-you-didnt-know-about-marijuana National...

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Why Marijuana Shouldn't Be Legalized

addiction of harder drugs. In truth, the brain may "remember" previous usage and make users vulnerable to harder drugs later in life. Marijuana can cause you to be prone to do harder drugs, but most likely later in life. Through proponents of decriminalization and legalization purport that marijuana does not contribute to violent behavior and/or victimization; rather it contributes to a mellow mood, but A clear link between violence and marijuana use among adolescents has been established, and exists...

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Power to the States

to the Congress.," August 2, 1977. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=7908. Normal. "Marijuana Decriminalization Talking Points." Normal. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2012. <http://norml.org/marijuana/personal/item/marijuana-decriminalization-talking-points-2>....

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Benefits and Drawbacks of Legalizing Marijuana

the 19th century, it was one of the most important crops in the American continent to the common wealth (Newton, 2013, p.32), but it has been banned to grow in most countries since the 20th century (Newton, 2013, p.45). Given the clamour for “decriminalization” of the personal possession of small amounts of marijuana is growing (Single, 2013, p.456) and the problem of pushing drugs is exacerbated in sight, the proposal of legalizing this illicit drug has been disputed among the governments. This essay...

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