SHOULD ILLEGAL DRUGS BE LEGALIZED FOR PUBLIC SAFETY?
- December 31, 2018
Whether you suffer from drug addiction or not, all the laws set into place to protect us from illicit substances affect each and every one of us in a unique way. After all, some of us have loved ones who are suffering from this dreadful illness, while other people might apprehensively watch more drug busts on their local news networks. Much like the Hydra from Greek mythology, once we cut out one drug, another will take its place (take the Opioid Crisis as a dangerous example). So, what can be done to make sure illegal drugs cannot harm us? According to some lawmakers, the answer is simple: make the illegal drugs legal. As outrageous as this sounds, could this action actually save us a lot of trouble? Should we follow the same route as marijuana legalization with heroin and other dangerous substance? Let’s take a closer look and find out some more information.
Federal Control, Public Safety
One argument in favor of illegal drug regulation is that this action would completely wipe out black market dealings, putting a major dent in violent crime and underground networks. Likewise, some officials have argued that government control would allow law enforcement officials to focus on actual criminals and doctors to focus on treating innocent addicts. Simply put, the legal system wouldn’t be swamped with mental health patients who need hardcore treatment, and countries could save more money. For example, recent reports suggest that the New South Wales government (Australia) could save $600 million AUD through the regulation of marijuana.
Extensive Problems for Society
While this sounds like a positive notion, we have to remember that the drugs included in this proposition are still immensely dangerous and highly addictive substances. Additional arguments point out that alcohol and tobacco (drugs that are 100% legal) impose massive burdens on societies, including hospital admission, alcohol rehabilitation programs, and public misconduct. So, what can be done? Should we legalize these dangerous substances or not?
For now, the situation appears to be a double-edged sword, beneficial on one side and detrimental on the other.
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