drugs should be legaliized .docx - Alberto Cisneros Dr Longwith CRJU 3448 The topic of drugs is a sensitive controversy to speak upon There are pros and

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Alberto Cisneros Dr. Longwith CRJU 3448 11/19/19 The topic of drugs is a sensitive controversy to speak upon. There are pros and cons to whether it should be legal or illegal. Drugs are frowned upon in the communities one lives in and have seen what drugs can do to their surroundings impacting in a negative manner. To prevent the use of drugs prohibition is implemented around the world as an act against drugs. When individuals think of drugs they see it as a problem in individuals who are homeless, in gangs, and youth. Others think of drugs as a way of meditation, and way to escape. The people that are against legalization of drugs are those who have misinterpret the use of drugs and depend on biased sources. Those that are for legalization of drugs are aware in the benefits of legal drugs can do for society. As for drugs, it should be legalized as it can prevent spreading of infectious diseases, improve economy, and decrease crime. In the late years of 1980s and early 1990s there was a significant amount of people donating blood ranging from homeless to prisoners. Many of these donors were positive for Hepatitis C which is also called the silent killer. As it progresses throughout the years without signs and symptoms the hepatitis virus targets hepatocytes in the liver causing cirrhosis leading to liver failure. This caused an outbreak of individuals contracting hepatitis C in the 1980s from blood donors especially hemophiliacs. At this time of year anyone was able to donate blood including homeless people who were drug users. Drug users would get paid for donations of blood which was high in demand at the time. These drug users would buy drugs and share needles and spread many infectious disease around the homeless population. In 1992 the donor
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centers started screening for diseases via blood. The requirement of this screening showed a decreased in spread of hepatitis. Among the homeless population, the spreading of deadly diseases continued. If the drugs were to be legalized there would be a significant amount of reduction of overdoses, deaths, and spread of infectious diseases. For instance, in Switzerland
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