The Legalization Of Recreational Drugs

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In 2013 there was over a hundred thousand drug related crimes recorded in Canada. Some countries around the world, such as the Netherlands, have loosened their restrictions on recreational drug use in an attempt to lower crime rates in their nation. The current law in Canada strictly prohibits the use and distribution of all recreational drugs. Many people, however, question if this is the best way to regulate drugs. Some would argue that legalizing drugs would create an economic opportunity for the government, reduce crime, reduce drug illnesses and fatalities, and give citizens their justified rights. Thus, the government should legalize recreational drugs to be consumed and distributed in the same way as alcohol. Many people do not put enough thought into the idea of how the state should regulate drugs; they feel that since they do not use drugs, it does not affect them. However, the truth is the legalization of recreational drugs would be a huge change for Canada. It would change the lives of all citizens, whether they use drugs or not. How the state regulates drugs will force a change on even a non-users social life, taxes, morals, and much more. The first reason the state should legalize drugs is because if recreational drugs were sold in the free market, the state would be able to make large economic gains. Introducing drugs to the free market would allow the government to put a high tax on drugs just as they do with cigarettes or alcohol and make a huge

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