JUS 506 Week 1 Assignment, Drug Laws
Write an essay of 1,000-1,250 words explaining the impact of social norms and shifting morality specifically on drug control legislation.
1. How did shifting morality (to include media coverage/public moral panic) affect the nation’s response to drug control between the passing of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 and the “War on Drugs” started by the Nixon administration.
2. Why do you think the nation’s opioid abuse and overdose is at historically high levels, yet marijuana has been legalized for recreational use in eight states? How might shifting societal values have influenced this trend?
JUS 506 Week 1