Drug Legalization

             Eliot Marshall once said “The discovery and invention of substances that change the way we feel and behave are among man’s special accomplishments”. Man has been given the ability to alter a person’s behavior, mood, health, thoughts, and perception. However, due to government restrictions this ability can’t be used to it’s potential by most people. I say most because it is possible to get theses substances and that’s off the black market, since drugs are illegal. For the next few minutes I will discuss how it would be better to legalize all drugs starting the low death count, how it could help the economy, and lastly how we all use drugs sometimes.
             Why are drugs illegal in the first place? According to Compton’s CD Rom the 1997 edition, “People who use drugs take them without medical approval and for recreational, not medical reasons.” Similar to this is alcohol and tobacco. Alcohol is legal and people consume that for recreation reasons rather than medical. Same with tobacco, however tobacco is the leading cause of death in America and it isn’t in any way considered medically helpful. To give you an idea, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that more than 300,000 American’s a year, die, prematurely from tobacco smoking diseases. That number is greater than the number of people that die from cocaine, heroin and marijuana all added together. People are constantly saying that the only reason there is such a low number of deaths due to drugs is because the fact that they are illegal, if they were to legalize them, then the number will infinitely increase. I however don’t think that the number would increase by that much at all, because the fact that if anybody actually wants drugs now, then they can get them easily, so the theory is that everybody that is using now, will still be the only ones using when drugs are legalized. Now that you know the death rate with drugs and how l...

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