Drug Legalization In America

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Drug Legalization in America We live in a world where drugs have been a constant battle for decades. Have we come to an everlasting battle of trying to allow or prevent responsible adults from consuming or selling drugs? Drug Legalization is a worldwide phenomenon that law officials are continually trying to assess within American society. Through, examining the passages on drug policy of William J. Bennett “Drug Policy and Intellectuals”, Milton Friedman “There’s No Justice in the war on Drugs”, and Elliott Currie “Toward a Policy on Drugs”. We will see that these three authors have corresponding outlooks and discrepancy stance on the business of buying and selling drugs, drug prohibition, and government profiting from drug legalization.…show more content…
However, this same prompt response doesn’t transpire with drug trades with a willing buy and willing seller. The Friedman states, “Neither has any incentives to report a violation of law. On the contrary, it is in the self-interest of both that the crime not be reported.” {Freidman, Page 152} Most drug trade criminals try to keep the law enforcement out of the loop so they can keep profiting and the use of the drugs. We in fact, need more reports with these types of crimes. For one reason, it will keep more drugs off the streets and it will make it the consumers more aware and afraid to be penalized by law…show more content…
Currie addresses to his peers in the academe, which can be inferred. He also intends to share his views on the policies relating to controlling the drug crisis to politicians and policy makers who are involved in the debate surrounding this apprehension. Currie also spoke about one form is to fully decontrol the sale and use of drugs. Also, another is controlled distribution for medical purposes; hardcore drugs will be made available only through pharmacies and clinics. Decriminalization of drug use, where the production and sale of drugs will still be considered a crime, but not its usage. Accroding to Friedman drug policy has led to thousands of deaths and a lot of wealth loss in different countries and all of this seems at occur due to us not enforcing our laws in America. Bennett makes a point when he talks about the legalization of alcohol in American and how it’s responsible for morn than 100,000 deaths a year. His standpoint on legalization on drugs would be a negative impact on Americans rather than a positive outcome like most others believe. {Bennett, Page 147}. “The failure to get serious about the drug issue is, I think, a failure of civic courage- the kind of courage shown by many who have been among
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