To use or not to use?  Let the law decide!

Desire is an extremely potent tool for motivation.  It even motivates illegal actions among a large population of college students.  These desires for good grades and scholastic affluence are leading to illegal actions that have dire consequences.  Taking Adderall that is not prescribed is a felony.  This is a huge issue that one should be aware of before even considering taking Adderall.  Let us now take a journey down the road of legality when it comes to the topic of drug use.  The casual attitude associated with Adderall is developing a level of complacency among users.  If one takes Adderall a few times and doesn't get caught, then one assumes that they will never get caught.  Remember, it only takes one pill to be charged with possession of a controlled substance and your future could be ruined.

Here are some facts about the cognitive enhancing drug known as "Adderall" that should be known.

What is Adderall?

Adderall is a controlled substance used to treat ADHD.

What is a controlled substance and why does it pertain to me as an occasional user?

"Under the federal regulation Title 21, section 844, any individual who knowingly posses a controlled substance shall be liable to the United States for civil penalty, may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not more than  year, and shall be fined a minimum of $1,000."

If the federal statute isn't enough to get you motivated to kick the Adderall habit just so you can get a good grade then let me break it down even further.  Using a controlled substance that isn't prescribed to you is a felony! This means all of those grades you just made with the use of Adderall just flushed your possible career down the toilet.  

What is a felony?

A felony is a crime sufficiently serious to be punishable by death or a term in state or federal prison.  

I don't believe any employer would be interested in a 4.0 GPA if there is a felony associated with that eye catching GPA.  Even more intimidating should be the potential jail time a user could serve in prison!  Even as a casual or occasional user these laws still apply.  One user was caught with 9 pills and slammed with a Class 4 Felony.
The felony scale goes from 1 to 6 with 1 being the most serious and 6 being the least.

Class 1 Felony:  Death or imprisonment for life and a fine of up to $100,000.
Class 2 Felony:  Imprisonment for life or a minimum of 20 years and a fine of up to $100,000.
Class 3 Felony:  Imprisonment for 5 to 20 years and a fine of up to $100,000.
Class 4 Felony:  Imprisonment for 2 to 20 years and a fine of up to $100,000.
Class 5 Felony:  The jury or court may choose imprisonment for 1 to 10 years or jail for up to 12 months and a fine of up            to 2,500 dollars, either or both.
Class 6 Felony:  The jury or court may choose imprisonment for 1 to 5 years or jail for up to 12 months and a fine of up to             2,500 dollars, either or both.

This is the exact chance that is taken when using a controlled substance in an illegal manner.  It is the casual attitude associated with Adderall use that makes users forget the legal ramifications behind a controlled substance.  Adderall doesn't just get you high, it helps you academically by increasing focus for those all night scholastic activities.  This isn't Marijuana: students aren't taking it for pleasure, they're taking it for the purpose of education.  These are all concepts which make the drug seem not so bad but, the truth is, that it is still an illegal drug unless prescribed.  

Unless one feels partial to a jail cell or paying out copious amounts of money, the use of Adderall should be carefully reconsidered.  With all the potential that exists in the little pill to help you get ahead, it's hardly worth it when compared with the possible outcome.  Wouldn't a "B" suffice?  Something as easy as ingesting a pill to get smarter has to have consequences.  
When it comes to legal matters it's hard to disagree or argue with the facts.  Legal matters aren't the only things that students should consider before experimenting with the drug.  From this website alone one can visit risks associated with taking the drug.  Then if that still isn't enough one could compare their motivation with the general motivation associated with taking the drug.  Also, one may look up an ethical approach to the subject on this website.  Hopefully, you have made the right choice in your decision on drug use.