Legalize marijuana Argumentative Essay

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Legalize marijuana

If Marijuana Were To Be Legal Drugs are a major influential force in our country today.
The problem has gotten so out of hand that many options are being considered to control it
or even solve it. Ending the drug war seems to be a bit impossible. The war on drugs seems
to be accomplishing a lot but this is not true. Different options need to be considered.
Legalization is an option that hasn't gotten a chance but should be given one. Although
many people feel that legalizing marijuana would increase the amount of use, marijuana
should be legalized because it will reduce the great amounts of money spent on enforcement
and it will increase our country's revenue. There are also many benefits that can be
uncovered to help people if legalization of marijuana is given a chance. Legalizing
marijuana would increase our economy's revenue. During Prohibition alcohol use was still
sold and used, but people were doing it illegally. The 21st amendment repealed prohibition
and alcohol taxes were increased. The same thing should happen with drugs. Marijuana
should be taxed heavily to increase our revenue. Marijuana and other drugs would be made
by the same people who make aspirin so the quality would be assured, containing no poisons
or adulterants. Sterile hypodermic needles will be readily available at corner drug
stores. These could be taxed heavily because the users will be assured of "clean drugs."
Making drugs legal will reduce the great amounts of money spent on enforcement every year.
Drug dealers and users are one step ahead on the enforcement process. If one drug lord is
caught, another one will show up somewhere else. We cannot win. "In 1987, 10 billion
dollars were spent alone just on enforcing drug laws. Drugs accounted for about 40 percent
of all felony indictments in the New York City courts in 1989. This figure is quadruple
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