Drugs should not be legalizedThere are also many arguments against legalization. 1.Legalization would increase the number of casual users which, in turn, would increase the number of drug abusers.2.More drug users, abusers, and addicts would mean more health problems and lower economic productivity.3.Although legalization might result in savings in expensive criminal justice costs and provide tax revenues, increased public-health costs and reduced economic productivity due to more drug-dependent workers would offset the financial benefits of legalization.4.The argument based on the analogy between alcohol and tobacco versus psychoactive drugs is weak because its conclusion—psychoactive drugs should be legalized—does not follow from its premises. It is illogical to say that because alcohol and tobacco take a terrible
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