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Position Statements and Resolutions Published: It would expand the use of drugs. It would remove the social stigma attached to illicit drug use, and would send a message of tolerance for drug use, especially to youth. Drug legalization or decriminalization is opposed by a vast majority of Americans and people around the world.
Leaders in drug prevention, education, treatment, and law enforcement adamantly oppose it, as do many political leaders. However, pro-drug advocacy groups, who support the permissive use of illicit drugs, although small in number, are making headlines. They are influencing legislation and having a significant impact on the national policy debate in the United States and in other countries.
The use of illicit drugs is illegal because of their intoxicating effects on the brain, damaging impact on the body, adverse impact on behavior, and potential for abuse.
Their use threatens the health, welfare, and safety of all people, of users and non-users alike. Legalization would decrease price and increase availability.
Availability is a leading factor associated with increased drug use. Increased use of addictive substances leads to increased addiction. As a public health measure, statistics show that prohibition was a tremendous success.
Many drug users commit murder, child and spouse abuse, rape, property damage, assault and other violent crimes under the influence of drugs.
Drug users, many of whom are unable to hold jobs, commit robberies not only to obtain drugs, but also to purchase food, shelter, clothing and other goods and services. Increased violent crime and increased numbers of criminals will result in even larger prison populations.
Legalizing drugs will not eliminate illegal trafficking of drugs, nor the violence associated with the illegal drug trade. A black market would still exist unless all psychoactive and addictive drugs in all strengths were made available to all ages in unlimited quantity.
Drug laws deter people from using drugs. Surveys indicate that the fear of getting in trouble with the law constitutes a major reason not to use drugs.
Fear of the American legal system is a major concern of foreign drug lords. Drug laws have turned drug users to a drug-free lifestyle through mandatory treatment. A study of international drug policy and its effects on countries has shown that countries with lax drug law enforcement have had an increase in drug addiction and crime.
Conversely, those with strong drug policies have reduced drug use and enjoy low crime rates. The United States and many countries would be in violation of international treaty if they created a legal market in cocaine, marijuana, and other drugs.
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Schwartz, Richard, MD, "Prohibition, to Department of Justice, DEA, Presented to Parliament, October Introduction by Prime Minister John Major. Walton, Judge Reggie B.The arguments in favor of legalizing the use of all narcotic and stimulant drugs are twofold: philosophical and pragmatic.
Neither argument is negligible, but both are mistaken, I believe, and both miss the point. Douglas Husak and Peter de Marneffe, The Legalization of Drugs: For & Against, Cambridge University Press, , pp., $ (pbk), ISBN Reviewed by William Hawk, James Madison University In the United States the production, distribution and use of marijuana, heroin, and cocaine are.
Marijuana Legalization is an Opportunity to Modernize International Drug Treaties By Wells Bennett and John Walsh Summary • Two U.S. states have legalized recreational marijuana, and more may. If drugs are legalized, United States' legal drug trades will compete with the Taliban, and since people are more likely to buy from legal sources, the Taliban will lose profits.
The Taliban doesn't buy drugs, it sells them, and it'll stop selling them if the US legalizes drugs. Nov 20, · Should We Legalize Drugs? Colorado and Washington recently voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Supporters say that will generate tax revenue and free up law enforcement resources.
The economic argument for drug legalization says: legalize drugs, and generate tax income. This argument is gaining favour, as national administrations seek new sources of revenue during the current economic crisis. This legalize and tax argument is un-ethical and uneconomical.