An Insight Into The Monetary Profits Made From Legal And Illegal Drugs

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The purpose of this report is to provide an insight into the monetary profits made from legal and illegal drugs and truly how profitable are these industries. Such areas as gangs, pharmacies, and governmental agencies will be viewed for the money made from the drugs they deal with. Questions such as: who do private companies make their money off of and how much is being made? Should the government support the taxation of legal as well as controversial illegal drugs? What can be done to stop the drugs or control the drug pusher’s profit? Finally, should the United States government legalize it to collect on the money being made? The answers to these questions will provide the reader with enough information to provide an informed view on…show more content…
Drug Cartels gauge their actions based on this criteria. This paper explores the history of drugs, both legal and illegal, the profitability of both the legal industry and illegal enterprise. It will also look at what is being done to combat the illegal aspect of the issue as well what is being done to keep the margins up and the coffers filled. Drugs, illegal and legal, have been a part of the history of the United States for almost three centuries. From the time when the 19th century began, Americans went from alcohol as the preferred mood altering substance to a new realm of addiction. During this time Americans were acquaint with wonder drugs such as morphine, heroin, and cocaine. Since that discovery, our society has confronted the problems of drug abuse and addiction (DEA, 2015). Once the 20th century began, the United States, contending with its first drug epidemic in the country’s short history, progressively started effective limitations to combat the epidemic. In the United States through internal law enforcement they began to fight the issue domestically. Through cooperation and sometimes without the United States began spearheading a world crusade to limit opium and coca crops (DEA, 2015). By World War II, the use of drugs in America had declined significantly enough for it to no longer be considered a significant issue. It was then seen as a borderline social problem and pushed
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