Should Drugs Be Legalized?

For several decades drugs have been one of the major problems
of society. There have been escalating costs spent on the war against
drugs and countless dollars spent on rehabilitation, but the problem
still exists. Not only has the drug problem increased but drug related
problems are on the rise. Drug abuse is a killer in our country. Some
are born addicts(crack babies), while others become users.

The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial.
The good news is the United States had 25,618 total arrests and
81,762 drug seizures due to drugs in 1989 alone, but the bad news is
the numbers ...

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drugs should remain illegal in the U.S because there would be an
increase of drug abuse and a rapid increase of diseases such as AIDS.

Many believe that legalizing drugs would lessen crime. They
point out that the legalization of drugs would deter future criminal
acts. They also emphasize and contrast Prohibition. When the public
realized that Prohibition could not be enforced the law was repealed.
From this, one may infer the same of legalizing drugs. Legalizing
alcohol didn't increase alcoholism, so why would drugs increase drug

However, drugs should not be legalized because there would be
an increase in drug abuse due to its availability. Once legalized,
drugs would become cheaper and more accessible to people who
previously had not tried drugs, because of the high price or the ...

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