Legalization Of Drugs Argumentative Essay by The Research Group

Legalization Of Drugs
Argues for legalizing & proposes a program for implementation. Discusses benefits & problems, failure of traditional anti-drug programs, economics, crime, accidental deaths and government involvement.
# 17722 | 1,800 words | 6 sources | 1989 | US
Published on Feb 28, 2003 in Medical and Health (Drugs) , Criminology (Drugs Enforcement)

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"This paper will present a number of arguments in favor of the legalization of drugs in America. In addition, the paper will propose a program for implementing the legalization of drugs, and will consider various problems which might be anticipated in the course of carrying out such a program. The primary argument in favor of the legalization of drugs lies in the fact that the government's war on drugs, which has been going on now for decades, has simply failed to curb the illegal drug trade. In fact, many critics have compared the current war on drugs to the 1920s Prohibition action in that it "has created more problems than it solves" (Becker, 1987, p. 22). As in the ban on alcoholic beverages which took place as a result of Prohibition, the current illegality of drugs has done little to stop the problems of use and abuse while at the same time making (...)"

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