It is also one the the drugs that is less dangerous for the public than other drugs that are not legalized. Marijuana should be legalized in the rest of the states because it would reduce crime rates, generate revenue by the taxation of the substance, and its less dangerous of a drug then some of the depressants out there. Legalizing marijuana could bring down crime rates from each state. Instead of having to go to risky places to buy marijuana when you can just go to a local dispensary. According to Toke of the Town “ the rate of crime would go down cause they would be selling it in stores and would not have to go to the black market to get it and other crimes to buy it” ( Toke Of The Town).
Legalizing drugs may even reduce the crime because the drugs will be easier to get. People won’t have to buy the drugs on the street which can reduce the black market, because most of the gangs and cartels will have to either quit selling the drugs or open up a legal business. Another reason legalizing drugs is beneficial is that the prisons are overcrowding with people who owned or sold drugs. If we took everybody out of the prisons that are associated with drugs, our prisons would be less crowded, rather than way over the maximum. This would also save many tax dollars because they won’t be spent on trying to keep people in prisons.
Although drug courts are a bit more lenient with substance abusers, it does not mean they get a “free-pass.” Those who are mandated by a drug court official to enroll in a drug free program must comply with the requirements, otherwise they will be facing jail time. According to Siegel (2013), some of the requirements include, but are not limited to: (a) mandatory periodic te... ... middle of paper ... ...ng is possible. On many occasions, I have witnessed first hand how drug court saved someone’s life. The system has been implemented to benefit the abuser and their families. This program helps prevent future drug usage by implanting a relapse program free of charge.
When prospecting over the options for whether to incarcerate a drug addict or send them to a rehab center, the clear choice is to send them to the more resourceful and better-equipped facility, rehabilitation. Families witness the negative effects of drug abuse and can even fall victim to the consequences their loved one endures, but out of humans’ emotions like compassion and sympathy, relatives only want to see their family back to normal. Even though the use of several drugs is illegal in the United States, the developmental problems which incur after abuse for an extended period of time designate that the success of rehabilitation is much better than for an addict to serve jail-time. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse,
The legalization of drugs has been an enormous issue in politics for an extremely long time. Many people believe that the legalization of drugs will allow the government to gain more control and therefore reducing crime on the streets. Another issue in this matter is that the government will be able to profit money off the drugs and be able to control prices and what age you will have to be to be able to buy the drug. On the issue of less crime, with the government controlling drugs there will be fewer drug dealers on the streets, as there is no need for them. The ban on underage people using drugs will lessen the crimes by minors and by students in our schools.
This system would work well since it keeps those with a lesser charge out of the already-crowded jail but keeps it easy to get them into the system when a more serious crime is committed. Prisons need constant upkeep to make sure dangerous prisoners are secure in their cells and unable to escape into society where they then have the opportunity to harm innocents, but what if we are putting these innocents into the prison right alongside the more dangerous prisoners. Just because people are convicted of minor crimes does not mean they deserve a punishment that will put them into a system which would potentially ruin their lives. The possessors of drugs, embezzlers, con artists, all of these petty criminals, are currently sentenced to prison time if caught in many states. Instead of putting those that made small mistakes in prison with murderers and rapists, why not senten... ... middle of paper ... ...harged with minor crimes to not be imprisoned.
Many people would continue to use them recklessly andÔjoin their ranks. But scare scenarios of a prostrate, addicted nation have no basis. Clearly, there will be some increase in drug use if drugs are made legal and accessible at a reasonable price. Yet the benefits of legalization will outweigh the negatives: less crime, less Ô available for greater rehabilitation efforts, fewer jail cells and prisoners, better utilization of law enforcement personnel, greater respect for the law, fewer corrupted policeman, and fewer deaths from impure substances. Furthermore, taxes from these legalized substances will fund treatment centers and educational outreach.
If drugs were legalized, they would be safer in the sense that the crack-head that needs his daily crack rock would not have to deal directly with dangerous drug dealers and criminals and risk getting shot for his money. Instead, he can go down to the local “drug store” and get his drugs safely. Drugs will even become safer for those who are willing to use them. Government regulations on drug quality will make the drugs more pure, and potent, taking the harmful additives that some drug makers put in. Like cigarettes, warnings would probably be posted on drug packages stating “The use of crack may be harmful to your health.” As well as on windows of the stores that sells the drugs.
If those convicted drunk drivers were imprisoned right after their first misdemeanor, they would not have the chance to harm innocent lives again because they would be in jail, guaranteeing that they will not have the chance to harm an innocent life while under the influence. Moreover, people will be more cautious after drinking since they will be terrified of getting caught under the influence of alcohol. A more severe punishment would certainly decrease the instances of drunk driving. People can deal with fines and community service, but jail is something that no person wants to experience. Since the penalty is so bad people will not risk it and the streets will be free of intoxicated drivers.
Legalising prostitution will also protect the sex workers from persecution by police officials, pimps etc. Various studies also show that prostitution can reduce rape and sexual violence to a large extent. Government has given so many benefits to women which don’t extend to sex workers. Legalising prostitution will make it as a profession so these benefits will be extended to sex workers as well. This will further generate income as sex workers will be Liable to pay tax and it would also enable the government to channel money back into the profession, thus enabling it to protect the rights of sex workers