Persuasive Essay On War On Drugs
By making drugs illegal, governments put control of drugs in the hands of the drug dealer. In a bid to control the ins and outs and the use of drugs within its borders, governments should perhaps consider legalizing some drugs for example marijuana. ((Inciardi 1999). By doing so, they can regulate consumption of said drugs and also tax them. Most harm is not caused by the drug but by the way people use them. By leaving control of the drugs to the drug dealer, governments are leaving drug users in the hands of criminals. Drug dealers will take advantage of the insatiable demand which will end up harming drug users and law enforcement will be helpless. (Stevenson et al. 2004). The war on drugs can only be won if governments have control of drugs. This is because they cannot control demand and have, since the beginning of the longest and the deadliest war in the history of the U.S, been unable to control or stop supply. To win the war against drugs therefore, or at least have a fighting chance, governments and the United Nations should re-think their whole strategy and try fight drugs from a different perspective. (Carrier et al.