Legalization - crimes to pay for high-priced illegal drugs...

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Legalization • Not everyone agrees with the idea that government should actively try to stamp out illegal drugs. Proponents of legalization argue that making certain drugs legal would take the profits out of drug distribution and take drugs off the street. Even if this approach failed to reduce drug use, advocates assert that it would still reduce the drug problem by reducing organized crime, destigmatizing drug users, undermining drug subcultures, and eliminating the need for addicts to commit
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Unformatted text preview: crimes to pay for high-priced illegal drugs. • Most supporters of legalization do not advocate over-the-counter sales of all drugs; marijuana is the only drug for which full legalization has widespread support. Those who do advocate the legalization of all drugs often base their arguments on philosophical opposition to government interference in individuals’ lives (these individuals take a libertarian political stand, which emphasizes the greatest individual freedom possible)....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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