L&S C30T Lec2 - L&S C30T: Drugs in the Brain...

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L&S C30T: Drugs in the Brain Lecture 2: Brief History of Drug Laws in the USA Drug abuse (p21) Use of a drug that leads to adverse consequences Adverse consequences may be severe or subtle Abuse potential The risk that a drug carries for the development of an abusive relationship (cocaine, amphetamine) Pharmacology interaction with the body Marijuana has lower risk than alcohol Risk also depends on amount of drug used High dose enters the body more quickly Abuse potential depends on several factors Pharmacology Quantity used/dose Route of administration Psychological and sociocultural context Charles Baudelaire “He who has recourse to poison in order to think will soon be unable to think without poison.” Federal Laws (p30) 1791 federal tax on whiskey to fund federal debt reduction Introduced by Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of State It was unpopular and created many protests 1794 Whiskey Rebellion refusal to pay the tax and resulting insurrection in West
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