The Legalization Of Legalization And Prohibition

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After some thought, choosing the decriminalization model because this is a model compromised between legalization and prohibition. After many years of waging war on drugs, I do not see us really getting anywhere. By placing someone found in possession of more than a week’s supply of any type of drug such as marijuana to cocaine, the person would deal with an accelerated rehabilitative disposition as in a special intervention type program and calling it the mediation group comprised of a lawyer, a doctor and a social worker. This group could recommend treatment as well as present any minor fines. The main lesson to learn from decriminalizing drug doesn’t necessarily lead to disaster, and it does free up resources for more effective responses to drug related problems. Decriminalizing drug addiction would ensure those arrested for drug possession and use could go to rehab instead of a jail term. Rehab might help reduce the amount of jail time, as well as gaining custody or visitation rights to see their children by proving sacrifices are made in these life changes. The advantages are a transition to a new freedom in order to reduce government costs and raise tax revenues through legalization of drugs thereby ending the costly war on drugs. Taxes along with other fees could be imposed against the drugs just like you see with tobacco and alcohol sales. These taxes could be used to fund drug awareness campaigns and other projects, which could benefit countless communities. HIV infection rates among injecting drug users will reduce at a steady pace and become a manageable problem. The biggest favor to decriminalizing drug use is taken away from those who use violent tactics as part of their role in the drug trade. Quickly en... ... middle of paper ... ...e lives and families. If there are funds for remediation, the families could be salvaged. Those who try drugs that they could not get, the attraction is minimized. Drugs are illegal right now and it does not stop anyone from getting them. So this becomes hard to imagine how things would be any worse. Things might improve a lot or maybe a little or even not at all, however the outcomes are extremely unlikely to be worse with a full drug decriminalization. There would be some increase of drug use, but the effect would not be as much as some think. Although, there would be fewer people in jail for drugs and governments would spend less money on incarceration. Freedom is untidy, if people want to jellify their minds with drugs; they should be allowed to do that as long as they do not endanger other people by driving, operating heavy machinery or shooting guns.
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