Unformatted text preview: oxycodone, etc. This ambiguity seems to contribute to the ongoing debate over the effectiveness, or lack thereof, of banning drugs. To my knowledge, many economists have argued for a lift on the prohibition of many drugs from a financial standpoint. This chapter could potentially serves as support for their argument. I found one statement in the chapter particularly interesting: “The marijuana business has positive impact on the legitimate economy supported by the cultivators—everything from grocery stores to car dealerships depends on marijuana” (Abadinsky, p. 320). Legalizing drugs would certainly pose serious ethical issues. However, the contribution that illegal drugs have made to the organized crime industry may legitimize the proposition reverse the ban on drugs and take alternative approaches to lowering drug use....
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- Spring '12
- Morphine, Illegal drug trade, drug trafficking