Legalize Drugs

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The United States has tried to change they drug behavior for some time now, but ever since 1914 they have done little to do so. This operation has gone on for the last 85 years now, but there has been little to no change. I say that because there are over 3 million patients of drug addictions in the U.S. alone that are not getting treated. In recent news, there has been a debate on the motion to legalize drugs. The debate consists of two teams. The first team is a professor of law at George Town and a former federal prosecutor; Paul Butler, and his partner; editor and chief of reason.com and reason television; Nick Gillespie. Their opponents that are against the motion are; CEO of the Hutchinson Group and former administrator of drug enforcement …show more content…
I believe legalizing drugs would decline systematized lawbreaking. The war on drugs is a waste of time and a battle that can't be won. We should be concerned about are nationwide debt. Marijuana could pay on that debt we have cramming the American approach of being. The first team says that the war on drugs has been a complete failure. The fact that you can go on the streets and in 10 minutes find anything you want, tells you it’s a failure. Plus you are locking up your neighbors and good people because they smoke weed. It’s absolutely insane and stupid. How is this even an argument? Our penitentiaries are stuffed; not because spontaneous users of marijuana are in jail. Less than 1 percent of all prisoners in government penitentiaries are there because of the use or ownership of marijuana. As the country locked up people in jail, it hasn’t putting a dent in the drug trade at all, and in fact was actually making neighborhoods unsafe.” A lot of non-violent 19-20 year olds are being locked up with a lot of rapist and violent criminals, and when they got out they became really good at being bad. They think if we legalize drugs we wouldn’t have to treat kids like criminals. No country has ever been able to stop the use of drugs. The United States lock up more people than any other country in the world. The second team says, “It has and legalization is not the way.” Team two says it has been a success because drug use has been cut in half …show more content…
Team one believes that drug use will not be increase, because people will think it’s not cool anymore and the thrill would be gone, and because marijuana and other small time drugs that are almost main stream are not where the systematized lawbreaking people do their best trade. It is in the tough drugs that supply to devotees who will pay whatever and who go into deep dues for their dose and these drugs will never be legalized. Team two thinks it’s a possibility that it could decrease, but it’s not a guarantee that it will. Team two thinks the supply in demand will increase and could produce a disaster. Say’s “If you legalize one you have to legalize them

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