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Some people argue the government should legalize drugs. This would eliminate the dangers associated with its underworld existence, such as gangs, criminal activity, risky behavior on the part of users, support for terrorist activities, money laundering, and so on. Meanwhile, some oppose this view and defend the illegality of drugs on the basis that they are harmful to the individual and society. Is this an example of a problem becoming an issue? Explain why or why not. I believe this is a problem becoming an issue, for the mere fact, the people are divided. Drugs and alcohol are definitely a problem, but the issue is how do we solve these problems. Alcohol, street drugs, prescription drugs, they are all harmful and very much addictive. The only way to keep people from using is not to make them; so it is obvious it will always be a problem. The best way to try
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Unformatted text preview: and keep our children from using drugs and alcohol is to educate them on the many dangers of both drugs and alcohol. I do not think it would benefit society nor the government by legalizing drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamines, and similar drugs; however, I do not think that legalizing marijuana would be a problem, for the mere fact it is not man made and it helps people with pain and people who can not eat it helps them to have an appetite. Most people do not become violent or self destructive by using marijuana. I only see the benefits of it being legal; there are no benefits by keeping it illegal except that the government might make a few dollars from arresting someone who has huge quantities, and even then it comes out of the tax payers....
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course HUM 111 taught by Professor Victoriawhite during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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