The war on drugs has been a resounding failure. Last year, 6,290 people died in Mexico in the government`s fights against drug cartels. In the United States, strict drug laws fill the prisons of millions of people. However, the global production of illicit drugs is higher than ever. How to eliminate the epidemic of drug addiction and the illegal international drug trade? On the other hand, the most disadvantaged and vulnerable social groups would be those who would end up depending. And those who have fewer resources to overcome this addiction. I seem to remember that in Portugal, in 2000, they did not legalise drugs, but decriminalised them, did they? We have already talked about the advantages and disadvantages of drugs in another article that you also have compared to this other article on why people use drugs? can read. The strongest argument is that only the UN could formalize the legalization of drugs, a reason shared even by those who want an end to prohibition. At present, it is very difficult to achieve this if we take into account the fact that 160 countries should agree, some of which have veto power and are against it, such as the United States. Drug legalization and community support services are the real cure, including full funding for treatment. In 2002, only one-fifth of drug remedies were used for rehabilitation. Equally important is the eradication of poverty and the lack of opportunities that make drugs attractive.
The negative externalities they cause must be the subject of a profound debate: drug use in public institutions, parks, public squares, streets, etc. In this regard, intravenous heroin would be particularly problematic. The illicit market caused by drug prohibition is also causing serious social damage worldwide. The current war on drugs in Mexico is just the latest example. The good news is that the legalization movement is gaining momentum. Many people are in favor of abolishing police measures against drugs and treating drug addiction as a health problem. Here are some effective ways to tackle the drug problem: The war on drugs has also increased the number of women in prison eightfold since 1980, with the majority being women of color. Women sentenced to drug-related sentences, many of whom are mothers, are generally sentenced to longer prison terms than men. I believe in individual freedom because a subject can make his own decisions at his own risk. This would be one of those cases where a person decides to deduct health and well-being when they decide to use a drug at some point in their life.
Legalization then allows you to consume these drugs without being punished by law. However, if this consumption is repeated, great problems arise, since the consumption not only affects the subject himself, but also undermines the family environment of this person. No one disputes how harmful drugs can be. It`s about recognizing that everything that`s probably wrong with them is sure to get worse with their ban. There are regions and countries like Colombia, Nicaragua or others where drug prohibition has caused such devastating damage that terrorist organizations have claimed the lives of many people. The legalization of drugs would stop feeding these mafias and armed terrorist groups. “This liberal society would satisfy the highest needs of the individual (each his own) by making life much more interesting and the pursuit of unnecessary drunkenness” I have seen this in many communist and anarchist forums. This will not happen: man has always used drugs and will continue to use them until the end of time.
I feel like the article (which I like, it`s just constructive criticism) falls into the arc to attack the ban as too ineffective. If they could be banned effectively, without corruption and at low cost, the number of arguments would decrease considerably. It is so strange that one suspects a clear and powerful reason that goes beyond the legislative order to keep drugs secret. The Colombian armed forces receive military supplies from the same ones they provide to the FARC. The government is the main creditor of the immense fortunes seized by the guerrilla financed by drug trafficking. Not to mention the fortunes that the U.S. government has seized in offshore reports of American straw men. If the drug were to enter the market, its international price would fall to a level that is far from profitable for the “democratic” political caste of producing countries such as the main customer, the United States. The legalization of drugs is a very complicated issue that requires a good deal of thought. The illegality of drugs generates exorbitant prices, which translate into very high profits. Benefits that the law considers illegal by prohibition.
Police corruption is seriously exacerbated in the current interdiction scenario, and the police themselves therefore find an obstacle to a more effective fight against property that already cannot be disposed of. To ban a reality, to ban a reality, the existence and consumption of drugs, it is impossible, it is arrogance. It is believed that the vast majority of deaths due to drug use are due to the lack of standardized doses, which would of course allow for an open market. Those who believe that the legalization of drugs would only exacerbate the problem are the majority in our society. And you need to be aware of the negativity of most substances. Not only in terms of disorders and addictions, but also because of what they produce in a person when they are abused. 3.- It allows the accumulation of a “know-how” with medicines (how to take them, cultural opportunities that open up …) People of all skin colors and economic levels in the United States use illegal drugs for pleasure, for medical reasons, or because they are addicted. But the prosecutions are extremely unfair. For example, blacks are up to five times more likely to be arrested for drugs than whites.