Drugs and Legalization
Since early on man has been interested in the consumption of substances
that altered the mind or ones feeling. The consumption of substances can be
broken down into legal and illegal substances. The question is, who are we to
label certain substances illegal and prohibit others from using them by
creating penalties for their use?
If the importation, sale and use of drugs were legal, the open competition
would eliminate the profitability of drug dealing. Without the economic
incentive to commit violent crimes, the violence of drug dealing would be
dramatically reduced. In addition to the elimination of the economic incentive,
the health risk factor would help to reduce the role of the drug dealer. A
potential customer would probably choose to buy a market-tested product
from a pharmacy as opposed to buying a product of unknown dosage and quality
from a corner dealer.
Without the advantage of large profits, the drug dealing profession would
lose its luster.
A major problem is that teenagers see selling drugs as the only
way to make money. Minimum wage salaries can not compare to the huge
profits associated with dealing. In a drug community, the drug dealers are seen
as the center of the community. They become role models for the children,
replacing their parents. Eliminating the drug dealer will force these young
children into the reality that education is the way to make money, not selling
N.O.R.M.L (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws)
is a fully recognized organization that lobbies for the removal of criminal
penalties for the individual who uses marijuana in private. Since it is the
Americans right to privacy, personal choice, and individual freedom.
Marijuana, in addition to not being a dangerous drug, has been
documented to have practical medical...