"Selling drugs to children would continue to be criminal, and other evasions of government regulation of a legal market would continue to be prosecuted; but by and large the drug connection that now accounts for all of the criminal-justice costs noted above would be severed" (Lindsmith Center). Second, many illicit-drug users commit crimes such as robbery and burglary, as well as drug dealing, prostitution, and many others, to earn enough money to purchase the relatively high-priced illicit drugs. "Unlike the millions of alcoholics who can support their habits for relatively modest amounts, many cocaine and heroin addicts spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars a week" (Lindsmith Center). If the drugs to which they are addicted were much cheaper- which would be the case if they were legalized-the number of crimes committed by drug addicts to pay for their habits would, in all likelihood, decline. Even if a legal-drug policy included the a demand of relatively high taxes in order to discourage consumption, drug prices would probably still be lower than they are today.
Marijuana is also related to hemp which is a very versatile material that can be produced cheaply but is outlawed due to its relation with marijuana. The number one reason marijuana is illegal today is because of economics. Pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars every year by treating medical conditions that could be treated naturally. People today have medicine cabinets that are completely full with medication that treats problems from headaches to anxiety and depression. The problem with this is that some medications do not react well with one another.
Leading to an increase in drug experimentation by the youth and an increase in crack houses, where most laced drugs are produced. There is a reason why these drugs are illegal and it 's because of their harmful effects and the damage they cause the human body. Drug users, are often recognized as people who commit crimes, murder, rape, and other violence including burglary. With drug laws, it creates a fear in people of getting in trouble with the law and is a major reason to not use drugs. The legalization of drugs would not lower crimes rates as there would be more and more addicts as well as large black markets for drugs.
The worse the drug, the more you pay for having it. Basically, drugs have become a part of our life, and you never know when they can land on your doorstep. An illegal drug, which has taken firm ground in society, is heroin. Heroin is one of the most used “hard” drugs in society today. Even though it is illegal, surveys have proved that many people have done and are still doing heroin.
When you start taking drugs like GHB and mixing them with alcohol and other street drugs, the effects can be catastrophic. The more you lose your inhibitions, the more of the drug you take until something tragic happens. Obviously, this is why these types of drugs are illegal. But being illegal isn’t enough. Teenagers need to know that these drugs are out there and commit to making good choices before their awareness becomes impaired.
Drugs are bought illegally or prescribed and used daily. It is a rising problem around the world that needs to stop. There are a few risk factors that make one more susceptible to becoming an addict. Antisocial and experimental attitudes are most seen in teenagers. Some teens like to rebel against society and try new things, and one of those things are drugs.
Rather than just affecting an individual, public order crimes happen to the society that you reside within. The most common types of public order crimes are: drug use and abuse, prostitution, pedophilia and pornography, and other lewd sexual acts (Adler, Mueller & Laufer, 2013). The criminal justice system sees these acts as breaking the laws; whether against an individual or society, in this case, it doesn’t matter. Illegal drugs have become a grave threat to the United States. With the use of illegal drugs, comes the rash of criminal activity to fuel the criminals devastating dr... ... middle of paper ... ...sing gold, antiques, art, and anything of great value.
Other drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and heroin are the highly known dangerous drugs that are addictive and illegal. These drugs can destroy a person being and take away lives. Medicine is drugs that are acceptable in a society to aid ourselves. Have you ever been sick and have to take a medicine that is prescribed by the doctor? These medicines are still drugs.
In fact, legalizing marijuana would only make the situation much worse. Although many people argue both sides, it seems to come down to the question of "what will the people actually use this substance for?" Some say medical purposes, others say just for a quick high, but, no matter what way you look at it, marijuana is dangerous and it is not something Americans should have freely being distributed on their streets. Arguments have been made that if marijuana is legalized then the gang wars and drug money killings that go on will stop, along with the black market and criminal activities that are related to drug sales and use. In actuality, most cases of drug related violence and crime are "committed not only because people want to buy drugs, but more often because people use drugs" (Claim I 1).
It sometimes leads to the use of more dangerous drugs like heroin or cocaine. There are several reasons people fight for this drug, and many devote countless hours to this seemingly hopeless cause. Marijuana is known as a gateway drug because it leads in some cases to more serious drugs. This could be happening because of the way people are getting the drug. To get marijuana you must buy it from a drug dealer off the street.