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Point-Counter-Point Speech Pro Drug Legalization I. Imagine you are walking down the street. A. You notice a car with a person slumped over in the front seat with a needle hanging out of their arm. B. You then look in the car and see a 4-year-old child crying in the backseat. II. The New York Times exposed in November 2017, that drug overdoses have become the leading cause of death for Americans under 50, and today I am going to propose that all drugs should be legal in order to put an end to the drug crisis. III. 50% of this class thinks that there are successful rehabilitation programs and drug policies in the United States, but most of the policies and programs in place are not successful and will not help stop the drug problem we are facing. IV. After my speech, I want everyone to agree that our drug policies need to change, and drug legalization should be that change. A. First, I will prove to you that drugs are a problem in the United States today. B. Then, I will show you the cause of the drug problem. C. Finally, I will argue that legalizing drugs would help save lives and would be beneficial for everyone. Body. I. America is facing a costly defeat against the war on drugs. A. In September, 2017, confirmed that drug overdose deaths doubled reaching an all- time high at 64,000 deaths last year. 1. Most people that are dying from drug related deaths are addicted to opioids, which are prescription painkillers. a. posted in June 2017, high numbers of painkiller prescriptions in the 1990s and early 2000s led to widespread addiction and a subsequent crackdown on such prescriptions.
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  • Fall '19
  • Illegal drug trade, Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs

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