Drug Report - Methamphetamine

Drug Report - Methamphetamine

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  • Date Submitted: 12/01/2008 8:56 PM
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Drug Report

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.

1 Meth

2 Ice

3 Crystal

4 Tina

5 Glass

6 Crystal Meth

7 Speed

2 History

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...

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