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...pie. Even Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich have admitted to experimenting with marijuana. With drug abusers climbing higher on the ranks of society daily, it only makes for a more corruptible system. No matter how much is spent on ads and prevention campaigns the drug problem will never be solved with prohibition. Teens just see anti-drug commercials as a way for the government to tell them what to do. If the government believes it is winning the war on drugs, then where is the hard proof? The drug problem has only grown worse in the 90’s. This war must be stopped immediately. Every year more and more tax money is wasted, with little or no results. I believe a government-controlled legalization of drugs is the only solution. Drugs would no longer be seen as a way for teens to rebel against authority figures. The illegal drug-trade that controls today’s streets would be non-existent. A steady decline in incarcerations would be seen, and violent drug-related would go down also. Let us put an end to America’s second type of prohibition. Let us put an end to the “War on Drugs”.
Annotated Bibliography 1. BBC News Online Network. Ed. Ivan Silverberg, M.D. 2 Feb. 1998.
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