- The submitted writing need not adhere to academic conventions or a certain style, yet its rigor and polish must be comparable with the best student writing published within the top educational institutions and their publications.
- Citations and bibliography must have a self-consistent format.
- Only legal US residents are eligible to enter this contest. - Any students enrolled in a US college or university, undergraduates as well as graduate students, with any major, are welcome to participate in this essay contest.
Drug Abuse is a serious issue affecting all sections of the society, Irrespective whether they are Young/Old, Poor/Rich, and Educated/Illiterate.
The Illegal drug Mafia has a firm grip on the Market & is a very big source of funding Terrorism.
Of course Marijuana is not the only drug & there are more serious Drugs like Cocaine, Heroin, LSD, and Phencyclidine which are more dangerous but luckily they are not very common as these are expensive, difficult to procure & more harmful. When these drugs are taken thru injections, it increases the chances of transmitting AIDS & HIV by sharing of needles.
The reason for it to be a favorite among the Drug addicts is that it is not very expensive & it gives an instant kick and can be had instantly without even letting a non smoker know about it.
We see thousands of people smoking cigarettes everyday & their may be many of them smoking Ganja & still we won’t know about it.
Once again this is a misconception which needs urgent rattention. Now let us see How it becomes a menace to the person abusing it so that we can understand how it affects the society.
As the time goes by & the addiction takes root, it causes various personality disorders, serious psychological behavioral problems & loss of priority resulting in Poor judgments, Slowed reflexes, Distorted vision, Memory lapse, Anxiety, Confusion, Constant physical fights, tiredness, Black outs, Lowered inhibitions & problems in remembering recently said or did.