Cause And Effect Essay On Cocaine

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There are many medical drugs that are used for useful causes, but whenever they hit the streets, they are abused and overused, by countless victims of its addictive and terrifying grasp. One of the most powerful, medical drugs in the world is Cocaine. Cocaine is one of the oldest, dangerous stimulants of natural origin. Three thousand years before the birth of Christ, ancient Incas in the Andes ate and chewed on coca leaves to increase their heart rates and breathing to help with the effects of living in thin mountain air. Over the decades, cocaine has been growing and increasing in harmful and dangerous ways. Many companies used cocaine as an ingredient for products and advertisements to improve sales. One booming company that was associated with the drug cocaine was The Coca-Cola company. Public pressure forced the…show more content…
Less than one gram is a state jail felony with possible punishment of up to two years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. 1-4 grams is a second degree felony with possible punishment of two to twenty years and fine up to $10,000. 4-200 is a first degree felony with a possible punishment of 5 to 99 years and up to a $10,000 fine. 200-400 grams is a first degree enhanced felony punishable by 10-99 years in prison and up to a $100,000 fine. 400 grams or more is a first degree enhanced felony punishable by life in prison or 15-99 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000. Drug trafficking/distributing is a much more serious crime than possession. Possession with intent to sell is a felony and can result in a state prison sentence of 2-4 years plus fines up to $20,000 and there are additional charges if you sell by a school or to a minor. Trafficking drugs is moving large amounts of drugs across local, state, and federal borders. Doing this can result in three to five years in state prison (or more) or the possibility of federal

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