There is no doubt that legalization of drugs would push criminals out of the drug business, but it will not make them leave their criminal life. Also it will be really hard for an ex-criminal to get a legal job. So, they will just chose some other form of criminal life. So legalizing drugs will have uncertain effects on violence reduction. Works Cited http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2009/jun/13/bad-science-cocaine-study http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arguments_for_and_against_drug_prohibition#Economic_arguments_for_prohibitive_drug_laws http://qz.com/91642/the-economic-case-for-the-us-to-legalize-all-drugs/ http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/05/30/should-latin-america-end-the-war-on-drugs/drug-legalization-could-create-more-crime
Marijuana is one of the prime adversaries on the outlook of America’s war on drugs. Numerous people crave this drug to be permissible and readily available similar to tobacco and alcohol. While it is mind-boggling that two life-threatening substances such as tobacco and alcohol are legal, it is only fair to inquire why marijuana is illegal. While some argue that legalizing marijuana would significantly decrease the America’s prison system and save the states billions of dollars, others believe that the usage of marijuana may increase and deliberately get in to the hands of minors. Those who are in favor for marijuana legalization consider the ‘War on Drugs’ as an expensive disappointment.
Or a better option would be to build more center for rehabilitation. According to Cbs new.com former surgeon general Dr. Joycelyn Elders marijuana should be legalized. She is angry over what she says is the high number of American youth now serving time for... ... middle of paper ... ...e considered to cause severe harm: to the user, to others, or to society. Much of the supposed danger of these drugs is often disputed. Because they are illegal, however, it is almost impossible to conduct the research necessary to prove that they may be used safely.
Those opposed to the legalization of the cannabis plant in a September 11th 2003 article claim that with legalization of cannabis will come further problems. They say that legalization would lead to greater drug use especially with children as well as drug trafficking from legalized areas. They claim the tobacco and alcohol cause enough problems and there is no reason to add a new product into the mix. The claim is also made that drugs such as cannabis lead to poverty, crime, and violence. They argue that although the drug war cannot be completely successful it is worth it to slow down drug trade and that truly very few people are brought up on a simple possession charge of cannabis.
A lot of people believe that outlaw drugs can lead to the violence rate increase, but if the drugs are legalized, the crime rate could be reduced, especially organized crime. Buyers and sellers cannot resolve the disputes of trades with courts in the black market. That kind of conflict can be solved by legalization of the
There are a few reasons why they should not be legalized, and then a few why the government should proceed in legalizing them. Should the United States legalize them and save the money we’ve been spending on the war on drugs? Or take the risk of legalizing them and the many people who weren’t doing drugs begin to do them because of the law change. I think not all drugs should be legalized like cocaine, ecstasy, heroine etc., because they are not used for medicinal purposes, unlike marijuana that can help medicinal purposes. Legalizing drugs won’t solve everything but it can solve some of the many problems drugs have caused.
Why is this desire more influential than the law? Partly because the potential benefits of drugs overwhelm us, and turn our focus away from the potential dangers and consequences. People will go to extreme lengths to be the best, or better than what they presently are. Culture's attitudes toward beauty, money, power as a representation for s... ... middle of paper ... ...cted by the closing of a nightclub because they are only focused on the drug, not the surroundings. Children struggling towards adulthood, independence, and confidence - without wisdom or knowledge to make educated decisions, often go to extreme lengths (drug use)to fit in.
Assault, property crime, racial and economic marginalization, murder, corruption and many other undesirable things are burning through society fueled by the drug war's cold and inhuman policies. In addition to these problems there are the initial problems that drug users incur on themselves and society; the same ones the drug war was supposed to eliminate. Prohibition is an old idea that is not practically attainable in a democratic society that values individual rights. Experiments with the prohibition of alcohol failed miserably and cost many people their lives. If the justification behind the drug war is human health and wellbeing, as governments would have us believe, then refraining from using the police to murder and spy on our citizens would be a good start to solving the problem.
Without the economic incentive to commit violent crimes, the violence of drug dealing would be dramatically reduced. In addition to the elimination of the economic incentive, the health risk factor would help to reduce the role of the drug dealer. A potential customer would probably choose to buy a market-tested product from a pharmacy as opposed to buying a product of unknown dosage and quality from a corner dealer. Without the advantage of large profits, the drug dealing profession would lose its luster. A major problem is that teenagers see selling drugs as the only way to make money.
Nadelmann argues that with the legality of drugs people will abstain from using them or would use them responsibly in moderation. A drug such as cocaine, that Nadelmann is in favor of making legal, is highly addictive and has harmful effects, according to Wilson. Drugs with these kinds of consequences are not easy to use in adequate quantities. The legalization of these drugs will not be used responsibly and will have more members of society exposed to them to try. With deliberate research from Professor David Nutt and his team, they gather enough tests and evidence that evaluates that alcohol is number one on a most harmful list.