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It's Time For Marijuana Legalization

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Marijuana’s legalization could earn billions of dollars for the government that could be used to lower the national debt, improve schools, or other major projects that need funding. The handling of drugs is not safe, whether it is the back alley deals, or the people killed in drug heists. Since 2006 more than seventy thousand people have been estimated to have died in the drug war. This all comes from the lack of supervision in handling of drugs with their distribution, and use. Problems most people illegal drug users face are the quality of the drugs they purchase. Often people lace drugs with other ingredients to either improve or alter their effects. Sometimes suppliers lace drugs with substitute products to spread out into more units of that drug to sell, like filler products in today’s overly processed foods. A substance usually found in laced marijuana is Viagra, or lead. Rarely, and generally in the United States weed has been laced with Phencyclidine. In other extreme cases weed has been found laced with rat poison and plastic. When suppliers try to improve their product they lace weed with harder drugs typically heroin or cocaine. Heroin and Cocaine have much stronger addictive properties so often people have addiction to laced weed more than regular causing them to become repeat customers, or branch off into harder more pure drugs. These are just a few of the problems when using the drug, there are even more problems in trafficking and distribution. First off, since marijuana is illegal it is almost always handled by untrustworthy people. This become problematic when a deal goes wrong, and either someone was sold a drug they did not want, or it was laced. Violence erupts and someone is usually killed between the dealer, and the client. Another scenario is when a drug bust occurs from law enforcement officers who were tipped off about a future distribution. A shooting can erupt between police and suppliers. A scenario often portrayed in movies or television is a territory dispute between gangs. Gangs will fight over specific areas that are prime targets for drug sales. Once situation that is a major cause for concern is the underground dealings between drug lords and law enforcement, this may include bribes. This is not a perfect world, and law enforcement officers are not saints. They can be bribed and in situations where a drug cartel has a major influence in that region, the law enforcement has most likely been paid off.
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