Marijuana’S Legalization Could Earn Billions Of Dollars

1291 WordsJan 30, 20176 Pages
Marijuana’s legalization could earn billions of dollars for the government that could be used to lower the national debt, improve schools, or other major projects that need funding. The handling of drugs is not safe, whether it is the back alley deals, or the people killed in drug heists. Since 2006 more than seventy thousand people have been estimated to have died in the drug war. This all comes from the lack of supervision in handling of drugs with their distribution, and use. Problems most people illegal drug users face are the quality of the drugs they purchase. Often people lace drugs with other ingredients to either improve or alter their effects. Sometimes suppliers lace drugs with substitute products to spread out into more units…show more content…
Once situation that is a major cause for concern is the underground dealings between drug lords and law enforcement, this may include bribes. This is not a perfect world, and law enforcement officers are not saints. They can be bribed and in situations where a drug cartel has a major influence in that region, the law enforcement has most likely been paid off. There is no scenario worse for a citizen in that area than lack of protection against drug lords. Racism plays a major role in the drug war as well. “Although rates of drug use and selling are comparable across racial lines, people of color are far more likely to be stopped, searched, arrested, prosecuted, convicted and incarcerated for drug law violations than are whites .“ “Proportion of people incarcerated for a drug offense in state prison that are black or Hispanic, 61 percent” (“Drug War Statistics”). This alarming statistic is an issue that must be dealt with. Minorities are being mistreated with regards to drug law violations, and this is not acceptable in today’s society. It should be noted the main concern over marijuana legalization are ethics and morals. Many people against legalization fear marijuana will corrupt youth, some feel it may be too large to enforce. One proposed idea to combat this problem is to enact the legalization for individuals over the age of twenty one, similar to alcohol. They would purchase marijuana using their state identification, however unlike alcohol, every
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