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.
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).
The issue on crime is split people say the crime would go down because the price of drugs would go down , maybe this is true but it is very unlikely. As people become addicted they need more and more, what happens when the money runs out? People are going to do whatever it takes to obtain their "fix" which includes stealing , robbing , and burglarization possibly even murder, anything to get their drugs. My feeling on this subject is that of total disagreement with the legalization of drugs. People only want the legalization for the profit end of the industry , which is the only appealing side of the drug trade, but it is not appealing enough to sacrifice my children's future for money.
It is one in which the government... ... middle of paper ... ... will be many benefits that not only citizens of the US will see but also the government. The government will bring in more revenue through the distribution of these drugs for both recreational and medicinal use. Jails and prisons will not be as crowded as they are now and the public will not have to pay as much money to the government to build more jails and prisons. Selling or consuming drugs will no longer be seen as a crime unless of course someone was to sell to a minor therefore. Finally, even if drugs are made legal there are plenty of people who still will not engage in the risky behavior and those who will quit altogether because they will find that consuming drugs the legal way will be boring.
The validation of medicine has been an issue in politics for a long time. Many people think that the validation of drugs will give the government more control and there will be less crime on the streets. Another issue 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 on the streets I think that with the government controlling drugs there will be no drug dealers on the streets and no underage people using the drugs. This will lessen the crimes by minors and by students in our schools.
The individuals that use drugs in society would not face jail time if caught and the ones that have been incarcerated would certainly be released, this would free up taxes to go toward other problems. It is theorized that legalization of drugs could get criminals off the streets and keep them out of jail so that the tax payers could pay less or the taxes could go toward more useful areas of focus. Many believe that legalization of... ... middle of paper ... ...the future problems a legalized drugs could bring to society. Millions of Americans could react to different types of drugs in a thousand different way and these reactions are simply too unpredictable. Thousands of deaths could happen on a wide scale from just adverse reactions based on the individuals.
They felt that they did educate their audience very well. In issue number twelve the argument about if drugs should be legalized is at hand. Ethan A. Nadelman argues that drugs should be legalized for many reasons. He feels that if drugs were legalized it would drastically cut the crime rate in our society. Jails would be less crowded as well.
As far as I am concerned, once drugs are legalized, they will certainly do more harm to the society and the number of drug users will also greatly increase; the legalization of drugs probably can reduce some crimes, but it is not the best way to reduce crime rate; although the legalization of drugs can save the government’s spending on investigating drug smuggling and taxation can also increase the government's incomes, they are far less than the losses brought by the increase of drug users to the society; the legalization of drugs makes the morality of human face severe challenges. Once drugs are legalized, they will certainly do more harm to the society and the number of drug users will also greatly increase. The proposal that the legalization of drugs can reduce harm is based on the current situation that the spreading of drugs can’t be rapidly ... ... middle of paper ... ... the physical and mental health of Americans and threatening the future of the United States, which is a consensus of most Americans. The peculiarity of drugs determines that they can’t be legalized in the society like cigarette and alcohol, and the degree of dependence of drug users on drugs far surpasses that of alcohol. Therefore, it is a kind of dangerous and inadvisable choice to legalize drugs.
Supporters of this act say that legalised drugs would reduce criminality as drug addicts are forced to do crimes to get money for drugs. Also, they are using freedom of choice to convince that drugs should be legalised. But I think, that since a minute you first taste drugs , you do not belong to yourself anymore, you belong to drugs. So where is the freedom here? There is a lot more arguments against legalisation of drugs.
Decriminalization of drugs is a sensible policy and many would approve in decriminalization under the current regime. The outlook will be vastly good with the possibilities of less property crimes and homicides in the current society, also less overcrowding in prisons due to addicts getting convicted, and huge percent of sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS will decrease to users who are not homosexual. Property crimes will go down outstandingly due to anyone addicted to drugs. Citizens will be detained in a forced rehabilitation because they can not break and enter into houses to rob expensive items that they can sell and buy more drugs to support their habit.” The most common perpetrators to break and enter into houses to support their drug habit are the same people who reside in the same neighborhood as the victim” (Goldstein,johnson n.pag). Ten percent of homicides and assaults nationwide were drug related (hardwood n.pag).