The War On Drugs And Its Controversial Approaches

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In this paper, I am going to be writing about the war on drugs and its controversial approaches. There are many debatable solutions, but legalization and decriminalization seems to be a go to for other countries, like Mexico has done with cocaine. I will be highlighting the legalization of marijuana in particular because it is a hot topic in America right now. We are watching the government’s approach to combating the use among Americans unfold present day. We will discuss what the government is doing to stop drugs from entering and leaving the United States as well. In each sub topic of my paper I will explain in further detail.
“According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 20 million Americans aged 12 or
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Taxing marijuana is beginning to be very beneficial to these four states.
However, in every other state marijuana is being used illegally and creating no profit for state governments. In short, people want to legalize marijuana because people are using it illegally and state and federal governments are gaining nothing from it. However, if state and federal governments legalize marijuana one of the biggest crops in America will be under the law, just like tobacco and alcohol. Having marijuana under the law will allow all states and federal governments to tax and regulate marijuana. Another argument people have to legalize marijuana in all states is tobacco and alcohol are already legalized, why should marijuana not be legalized too. This sparks a debate about whether or not legalizing marijuana is dangerous to the public. In many cases people that are pro marijuana legalization will say that tobacco and alcohol create dangerous situations, so why should marijuana be any different. According to A Foundation to a Drug Free World, “Next to alcohol, marijuana is the second most frequently found substance in the bodies of drivers involved in fatal automobile accidents” (DrugFreeWorld, 2015). This is alarming because it shows that marijuana affects people when

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