Thesis: Methamphetamine has been for many great medical successes in the past, but all those successes do not make up for the damage it has done to lots a people and the world as a whole. It should be kept illegal and never be used for any purpose.
1 It has many nicknames.
6 Crystal Meth
1 First made in ephedrine in Japan in 1893 by a chemist named Nagayoshi Nagai
2 In 1919, it was crystallized by Akira Ogata following the reduction of ephedrine using red phosphorus and iodine.
3 How it was used in the past.
1 World War II
1 German military used it under the trade name Pervitin.
2 It was passed through ranks.
1 From elite crews to tank crews and aircraft personnel.
2 They would put in chocolate.
3 When passed to tank crews, it was called Panzerschokolade (tanker’s chocolate)
4 When passed to flyers, it was called Fliegerschokolade (flyer’s chocolate)
5 From 1942 until 1945, Adolf Hitler was given daily injections by his personal physician, Theodor Morell, to help him with depression and fatigue.
4 The legal restrictions
1 In 1983, the US mad it illegal to have methamphetamine or any equipment used to make it.
2 Canada passed similar laws right before the US did.
3 In 1986, the US passed the Federal Controlled Substance Analogue Enforcement Act to try and stop the increasing use of designer drugs.
4 The use of methamphetamine, possibly because of this act, spread throughout the US, especially the Midwest and South.
5 Since 1989, five US federal laws and many state laws have been passed in attempt to stop the production of methamphetamine.
6 These don’t stand much chance though, because methamphetamine can be made in a regular home, or just a car trunk, using pseudoephedrine or ephedrine, which are ingredients in over-the-counter drugs such as Sudafed and Contac. *1-2
1 The Combat...