Illegal Drug Use, Illegal Prostitution, and Money Laundering

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The discussion of legalizing certain illegal drug like marijuana for personal use or prostitution to help stimulate the economy is one of the worst ideas ever. It was also said that it will eliminate money laundering problem. By keeping illegal drugs, prostitution, and money laundering illegal will prevent criminals from exploiting the poor and unfortunate people. This will also prevent the “paid” rape of all genders, it will also detour people from becoming an addict, thus eliminating the increase of money laundering. If those things are not controlled or increase in awareness the human trafficking business will grow even more each year, more people to include younger children are turned into sex slaves, and legitimate business starts to …show more content…
While there are a significant drop among children and teenagers ranging from 12 to 17 years old. The latest national survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) states that, last year it was at 11.6 percent, but it dropped to 9.5 percent, according to the survey. The use of illegal drug use among 50 to 54 has doubled since 2002. Meanwhile for 55 to 59, such drug use has tripled. Marijuana is by far the most used illegal drug among both children and adults (Casavant and Chantal, 2001), but not just limited to that drug also according to SAMHSA.
A similar study was also done in the United Kingdom; this study was geared to finding out what are the causes of preteen using illegal drugs (McKeganey, 2004). Over 1200 students was asked to participate in a written survey and interview, the numbers where interesting, 4.0% of the students surveyed that are living with both biological parents reported using illegal drugs compared to 4.9% of the other students living with a single-parent. On another hand preteen living with step family is 9.5% more likely to use illegal drugs (Griesbach et al, 2003).
A study was conducted in the early 1990’s and in that study it was found that expenses related to daily cocaine use amount to approximately $43,000 a year. The amount spent by an addict varies from drug to drug according to the report, it does not matter what type of