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The famous phrase that the forbidden fruit is sweetest is very common and very actual thus if some of the drugs were to be legalized this would greatly help in alleviating the widespread use of drugs and the crimes related to drugs altogether (National Drug Control Strategy, 2011). Justification as to why this study should be conducted is the fact that the eradication of drug trafficking in the United States will help solve a multidimensional problem. The problem of drug trafficking has very many faces such as the fact that addiction leads to decreased productivity from the individuals, disruption of education for some of the addicts, loss of jobs and long term effect on the economy (Joe, 2006). Increased risk, predisposal to diseases and the overall neglect of social
Presently, criminals are using automobiles to smuggle cigarettes across Virginia state lines to New York for a profit. Since the amount of money gained from cigarette smuggling is staggering, more criminals have become involved. Some cigarette traffickers have set up bogus retail operations so they can buy bulk from wholesalers and maximize their illicit profits. In Virginia, cigarettes and all tobacco products should be controlled the same way hard liquor is controlled. There are too many retail stores that sell cigarettes which makes it impossible to monitor and regulate crime.
While trying to cut off the drug supply at its source seems like a good idea it does not, however, stop the demand (376-377). Every time a shipment is confiscated another one is right behind it ready to be sold to eager users who are already addicted. It doesn’t matter how many large scale seizure of shipments happens because people will continue to find new and inventive ways to smuggle them into the country. I remember seeing a news report of how over 2 million dollars
The topic of legalizing marijuana is a very controversial issue in American politics today. Marijuana has been vilified in America for over 70 years. Despite it’s many practical uses, medicinal and industrial, our Federal government insists on maintaining the status quo that the growth, possession and use of marijuana is criminal despite the evidence that the legalization of marijuana would have a positive influence on America. The illegality of marijuana has hurt society more than it has helped, legalization would benefit America both economically and medically. Twenty years ago, only 16% of the public said the use of marijuana should be legal and 81% said it should not be legal.
The Efforts of the Border Patrol to Reduce Drug Trafficking Brandon Imhoff ENG 122 Shelley Lawyer 05-01-2011 The Efforts of the Border Patrol to Reduce Drug Trafficking Drug trafficking has long been a problem in the United States. Drugs are smuggled into the United States across all of its borders. Reducing drug trafficking has been a constant fight from many different law enforcement and federal agencies within the United States. The purpose of this paper is to prove that the Border Patrol is one of the most effective agencies that help reduce drug trafficking into the United States. The focus of this paper is the Border Patrol, and its use of manpower, surveillance, vehicles, and equipment in its efforts to reduce the amount of drugs that cross our border via Mexico.
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.
A War That Can’t Be Won Should the United States fight a war that can’t be won? The war against marijuana is a costly and inconvenient war that the United States seems to be losing. It started in 1915 when Utah passed the first law against marijuana and it is still going to this day. Recreational use of marijuana has been increasing and is easily accessible. The money that our government is spending on this fight against marijuana could be saved and instead of losing money the government could make money by taxing legal marijuana.
Once marijuana became illegal in 1937 legal prohibitions against the drug have cost tax payers billions of dollars in law enforcement. Billions of dollars have also been lost in revenues if marijuana had been taxed in the same manner as are alcohol and tobacco. Decriminalizing marijuana has a very large potential for becoming a large source of additional tax revenue. The government profits millions of dollars in cigarette and alcohol taxes. Imagine how much more money could be made if marijuana became legal.
The War on Drugs is causing more harm than good in our country. American citizens are putting their hard-earned tax money into this war every time they get a paycheck. We our supporting jails and prison, many, full of harmless drug addicts. We also spend tons on money on high tech machinery to find illegal drugs. We could actually save, and even make money if all drugs were legal.