The Legalization of Drugs
The trade and consumption of any drug is considered as an illegal act in most countries of the world, and certainly detrimental to the health of their consumers. Many people look drugs consumption as a major social problem which should be eradicatedOn the other hand, we must consider that legalizing drugs could be beneficial to societies, but this is a very contentious topic of much analysis. Have you ever wondered how societies would benefit from the drug legalization? In countries as Mexico, Ecuador or Colombia in where drugs is an everyday problem; it is important to analyze the fact that drug legalization would remove the drug trafficking,money spent in enforcement could be destined for other social welfare projects, and the consumption towards drugs would be reduced.
First of all, we must note that if the governments of every country legalize drugs, drug trafficking business would fall. This illicit business is a problem that not only affects certain countries; this network has grown so much that has become a global problem. So, legalizing drugs would be a viable way to stop this business altogether. Also, if drugs are legalized, the government of each country could now take charge of this business and export those drugs, that if they are handled with care, they are not harmful to the health of their consumers, such as marijuana. In this way, drug exportation could generate an extra income for these countries and instead of spending money against their production; the money from these exports could greatly help their internal development.
Second, making drugs legal will reduce the great amountsof money spent on enforcement every year. Drug dealers andusers are one step ahead of the enforcement process. If onedrug lord is caught, another one will show up somewhere else. We cannot win. In fact, too much money is wasted on a cause for whichthere seems to be no end. In addition, sending drug dealers to jail would cost the government...