Creating a better future for the generations to come is a difficult task, especially when it comes to steroid trafficking. The heritage left to them is bound to be colourful and diverse. Still, what’s more, important than architecture and culture? Perhaps knowledge preserved is the intention and will to keep improving ourselves and our world. We create laws for an explanation, and as such, we must obey them. Sometimes, it gets tricky to break the law because of a quick buck, the key word being “quick”.
So, with the intent to obey the law and better the world for our children. The criminals should pay for their crimes regardless. That’s a good thing, but the question is: are the authorities must punish offenders severely? There are several answers to this question.
The Drop That Filled The Cup
Those who feel that criminals don't pay the price to the full extent of their crimes are the majority. In 2001 a young man named Ryan Haight died at the age of 18 of a drug overdose. That is after obtaining Vicodin over the Internet. His unfortunate death can be considered the last straw in the battle against illegal steroid trafficking. The Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 is the bill's name. It came into law to place strict control on online pharmacies.
The law itself has numerous benefits in terms of clarifying regulations in regards to the so-called “rogue” internet pharmacies; also, it criminalises certain conduct when it comes to advertising and makes pursuing online pharmacies beyond state borders much easier for attorneys.
Serious Business Regarding Steroid Trafficking
However, one of the most significant ramifications of the law is its broader implications on the cases of steroid trafficking, generally speaking. The most important result of the law is the increase from 5 to 10 years (but up to 15 if the use of drugs causes serious bodily injury or death) for the selling of anabolic steroids maximum sentence. Also, the maximum penalty is increased from 10 to 20 years (and up to 30 years if the use of drugs causes serious bodily injury or death) for all those with prior drug-related convictions. These boosts apply to new internet crimes, steroid importation and exportation and possession of steroids intended to sell.
A Terrible Price for Steroid Trafficking
Although the bill was passed in 2008, laws usually take time to get into people's minds. It’s safe to say that the war against illegal steroid trafficking is growing to new proportions, although the bill was passed and represented. Unrepresented. A step forward, several more questions can be asked. Did Ryan Haight have to die to give politicians and legislators the incentive to sharpen the blade of justice?
Was the suffering his family went through essenessentialstart changing? One might even ask what other terrible death(s) must happen for other vital laws and bills to be passed? Who else needs to die, so the politicians understand there is no time for waiting and oring? Changes must happen now so that the children of tomorrow may pluck the apples from the apple tree of justice that we plant today.
There is no doubt that the harsh law passed for the increase in maximum sentences for illegal steroid traffickers is a good thing, but the fact remains that it should have been given much, much sooner.