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BD final draft - Thesis Statement The legalization of...

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Thesis Statement: The legalization of marijuana in the United States would drastically reduce crime in our cities and form a more productive society through its positive uses. The war on drugs deals with every level of society. Every year, the U.S. government spends large amounts of money to control drug use and to enforce laws enacted to protect society from the dangers of certain drugs. Some argue that the fight against drugs is not needed and, that society has already lost the war on drugs and the only way to remedy the problem to end most of the fighting altogether is by decriminalizing the use of marijuana. William Buckley says, "Pot is harmful, but people should not go to jail for smoking it” (Buckley). Buckley a college professor at Columbian University and admitted to smoking marijuana on a national television show in 1973. Buckley was quoted to say, "There were a half- million arrests due to pot use in 1973 respectively -this makes the realization that there has been a breakdown in communication between the public and the police" (Buckley). More than two decades later,
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