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Legalizing Drugs

1. Introduction and thesis

Drug legalization is resisted by a large quantity of American citizens and people around the globe. Leaders in drug prevention, education, treatment, and law enforcement are highly against it, as are many political leaders. I also argue that the legalization of drugs is wrong and would be detrimental to our society. I have seen many of my friend's and even some members of my family's lives go down the drain in a matter of months due to excessive drug use. There is no way shape or form that the government or the police could control the use and abuse of drugs. They can not do it now, what makes them think that legalizing the harmful substances that they try to control everyday, would solve any problems?

2. Argument and Explanation

Reason 1: First off I think that legalizing all drugs is a ticking time bomb about to explode, and as soon as they do legalize everything the bomb is going to explode across America. The easy access to drugs is a leading component affiliated with increased drug use. I know that my friends who are drug abusers would have a field day, the scary thing is, is that I only know several drug addicts; think about all people in all the cities in all the states who have serious addictions. Anyone who thinks for a minute that something like legalizing drugs in America could be controlled is out of their mind. It is called a tolerance to a substance. Once the fiends and addicts get their fix automatically their tolerance level goes up and up over a matter of time. Increased use of addictive substances leads to increased addiction. That is all it would be, a matter of time till everything falls apart. No good will ever come out of drugs.

Reason 2: I believe that the legalization of drugs would further the reduction of our quality of life. Many drug users commit child and spouse abuse, murder, rape, robbery, destruction of property and other horrible crimes while they are not in their right frame of mind. Drug consumers commit robberies and various crimes not only to get drugs, but also to buy food, shelter, clothing and other things they need because for the most part they can not hold a decent job. Higher rates in crime and increased numbers of criminals will result in even larger prison populations. Legalizing drugs will not stop illegal trafficking of drugs, or the violence associated with drug lords. What we should really remember is why was drugs made illegal in the first place.

Reason 3: The consumption of drugs no matter what the rate of usage; is extremely bad for your health. Drugs change the way our bodies work. When you put them into your body (often by sniffing, shooting or smoking them), drugs find their way into the bloodstream and are transported to parts of your body, such as your brain. In the brain, drugs may intensify or dull your senses, alter your sense of alertness, and affect your reaction time. Drugs may make you feel good at first but in the end they can ultimately do a lot of harm to the body and brain. Drinking, smoking, and taking illegal drugs can all cause serious damage to the human body. Many drugs severely impair a person's ability to make healthy choices and decisions. Using and abusing drugs is not only affecting your body but it definitely also affects your mind and the way you think and perceive things.

Reason 4: I think it is safe to say that if all drugs become legalized, that non- drug users would either use or at least try a drug. I argue this because I know a lot of people that say the only reason why they would not engage in the use of certain drugs is because of the fact that it is illegal. If all forms of drugs were legalized I find it hard to believe that people's curiosity would not get the best of them.

3. Objections and replies

Objection 1: When the government legalizes drugs, they will make the quality of the drugs less potent and the quantity would also have limits. The government will also control when and where it is used. You can not expect the government to give the okay to legalizing drugs in their purest form. They will also limit the quantity because of the fact that having a high quantity of drugs, permits the excessive use and eventually abuse of them. They will make laws that state the usage of drugs can only be used in, for example, your house and you have to stay there till you are sober. Make drugged driving a priority equal to drunk driving. Use routine on-site drug testing for illegal drugs on the highway as now occurs with alcohol testing.

Reply 1: A black market will still exist unless



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