SOCIO-120 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Human Nature, Muscle Relaxant, Harrison Narcotics Tax Act

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Removing all criminal and civil probations and sanctions. Drugs become commodities available on the legitimate marketplace. Primarily the results of concerns over civil liberties or public health. Pat robertson war on drugs has failed. Marijuana should be considered the same as alcohol. Gary johnson allows for greater government control to ensure public health. Closely resembles tobacco today: available everywhere without many restrictions. Minors prohibited almost impossible to enforce. Limited access to mind-altering substances for persons legitimately entitled to such access. Difference from laissez-faire is the concern and emphasis on preventing unwanted access to drugs. Advocate government operated outlets or special licenses that are subject to strict government regulation and monitoring: state-run liquor stores. Most restrictive of the three legalization models. Legalized distribution of drugs to either: people with medical conditions who can benefit from currently prohibited drugs, medicinal use. Distribution through licensed facilities: current addicts for purpose of preventing withdrawal, medical maintenance.

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