Legalizing Drugs the Government Creates Term Paper

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It is because policemen may succumb to corruption; especially when their salaries are minimal and the money earned by drug dealers are immense. The legalization of drugs will eliminate such acts of illegality.

The government and elected officials have a significant amount of say and rule as to what passes as a law and what does not. Such representatives are to symbolize and stand for what the people want. However, with so many voices and opinions of how certain issues should be and what should be ruled as legal, conflicts arise. Controversy is heavily shrouded in the dilemma around the legalization of drugs, and whether the government should permit the legal selling, purchase of narcotics like alcohol and tobacco. If such law is passed, the government and its citizens are affected economically, judicially, medically, and socially. Economically, the government is able to receive billions of dollars in revenue and reduce the amount spent on drug enforcement annually. Judicially, the number of people imprisoned for illegal drug transactions and gang wars may settle disputes legally. Medically, the access to pure drugs and clean needles will reduce health hazards like AIDS but increase physician supervision, thus providing a safe haven for addicts. Socially, the influence drugs have on poor neighborhoods and children turning to become dealers will be diminished. Overall, the legalization of drugs will not solve all drug-related problems, but it will create greater governmental control over drug abuse and use by individuals.

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Works Cited

Block, W. "Drug Prohibition: A Legal and Economic Analysis." Journal of Business Ethics 12.9 (1993): 689-700. Print.

Cussen, M, and W. Block. "Legalize Drugs Now! An Analysis of the Benefits of the Legalized Drugs." American Journal of Economics and Sociology 59.3 (2000): 525-536. Print.

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"Economic Consequences of the War on Drugs." Drug Policy Alliance: Alternatives to Marijuana Prohibition and the Drug War. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Apr. 2011. .

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