America must restore its rights and responsibilities. Prohibition does not work. There would not be a criminal market place if drugs, all drugs including designer drugs, were legal. In an article titled, “10 Reasons to Legalize Drugs” it stated that “The market for drugs is demand-led and millions of people demand illegal drugs.” Crime would be reduced tremendously. Most of the violence associated with Lind 2 illegal drug dealing is caused by its illegality.
Should drugs be legalized? I strongly disagree with the legalization of drugs; nothing good could come out of legalizing drugs. However with every opposition there are those who are for it as well. Meaghan Cussen and Walter Block who wrote, Legalizing Drugs Now! An Analysis of the Benefits of Legalized drugs states legalizing the drug will cause reduction in crime.
Others, like me, think that the government shouldn’t have the power to outlaw if it’s not harming or endangering others. There are many reasons why I believe marijuana should be legalized. Marijuana could generate billions of dollars to use for more serious problems, prohibition doesn’t help anything, and legalization could possibly reduce drug use by teens. Our government currently spends billions of dollars annually to lock up marijuana users. These people are normally very peaceful, relaxed, and non-violent.
Legalizing Marijuana Pamela Horton SOC 120 Introductions to Ethics & Social Responsibility George Greaves October 29, 2012 Some people believe that marijuana is not a drug it is a plant. Many my agree that it is a natural herb planted to help cope with stress of everyday hectic lives. Anything that alters your state of being, or have you doing things out of the norms is a drug. The pro-legalization argument was that if we legalize marijuana it could not be controlled and the efforts to try to control marijuana uses causes more problems than they solve. I feel that if we legalize marijuana we would have a bunch of fried brain lunatics running around committing all kinds of crimes.
Think about how you could expand on it a bit more. [Denise Long (TA)] -1- is not a logical assumption because where drugs are sold is not the real concern, 1 manufacturing and distributing the drugs is the head of the totem pole. Beliefs are that if they work their way up from the bottom eventually they will get to the top and that is not logical either. Authorities depend on taking the typical drug dealers of the street in hopes they will tell on who they work for and this does generate some results, but it is never enough. Granted there are more of the lower income areas selling drugs, as well as using them, but that is not the main source.
This also includes prescription drugs as well. There are too many people on the black market buying and selling prescription drugs because their doctor won’t prescribe what they want. This bill needs to be passed! I’m not saying that everyone on Welfare is on drugs, but there are those that are ruining it for the ones that are trying to make a
Users would still be forces to illegally purchase the product, unless they had a medical prescription, and live in a state where marijuana is legal for medical purposes. Decriminalization would still allow criminal gangs to make all the profits. This also would not help with controlling drug related crime. Basically because “drug dealers” are making the profit, the drug related crime will continues. There are also no regulations for young people with only decriminalization.
Although alcohol is legal, it does not mean that it is better for you. There are arguments going both ways where people suggest that marijuana should be legal because alcohol is more deadly, while there are alcoholics that would say smoking weed is bad for you. Both substances are bad for your health and should not be used heavily by anyone. Marijuana has an immediate effect on the user, which last for about two hours after smoking. A person drinking alcohol may start to feel the effects after just one drink, and recover depending on how much the person drank, body weight, and how much they may have had to eat before drinking.
They believe that since alcohol and cigarettes are more dangerous so why shouldn’t it be legal if regulated in a similar manner. Many people are curious to see how this works for Colorado. With the passing of Amendment 64, marijuana will be distributed under the same guidelines as alcohol; meaning residents must be 21 years of age or older to purchase and possess the drug. Alcohol can lead to disorientation and uncontrolled behavior. Although marijuana can lead to a relaxed and euphoric feeling it will not cause you to make decisions you would not normally do.
Why drugs should not be legalized George Parker ENC-1102-12 Composition II October 30, 2010 Legalizing drugs would make it so much easier for the law enforcement and they would be getting the tax money from it as well. They would be able to control the price and the amount of each package sold as well as who would be able to buy the product. This may cause a problem with the youth that are into using the drug due to the government putting an age limit on the purchase of the drug. The drug dealer would lose all their business as the drug would be legal and the price of the drug would be in the hands of the local government and not in the dealer’s hand. A lot of people would like this and it would make it easier and better