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    What is an example of something that used to be deviant but is now commonly accepted? Or something that was accepted but is now deviant? What caused the changes?

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    1. What is an example of something that used to be deviant but is now commonly accepted? Or something that was accepted but is now deviant? What caused the changes? Minimum 300 words.

    The first two things that come to mind are drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine) and gambling. For example, marijuana used to be sold on the shelf in the drug stores, until it was recognized that smoking marijuana causes social problems, such as addiction in youth, stealing to obtain the drug, truancy, amotivational syndrome, to name a few. Then, using marijuana was no longer accepted as "normal" behavior, but rather labeled as being "deviant." To date, using and selling marijuana are considered "deviant" behaviors and sanctioned by law in some countries (e.g., Canada and United States). However, the laws in Canada today are less serious for simple possession than it was in the past.

    Likewise, cocaine use was "normal" behavior and was not labeled as "deviant" ...

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    This solution provides examples of things that used to be deviant but is now commonly accepted, as well as something that was accepted but is now deviant. It examines what caused these changes.

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