Because drugs are illegal so the process of getting

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because drugs are illegal, so the process of getting drugs from the manufacturers to the users is a dangerous and violent one due to the fact that there are severe laws against drug smuggling. A direct link between laws and drug violence can be seen in Portugal. Portugal recently legalized most drugs that are illegal in many other countries. With this legalization, data shows that there was a drastic decrease in drug related violence within the country. A similar example as well is the prohibition in the US. The government deemed alcohol unhealthy and put a ban on all alcohol. This not only did not resolve the problem of alcoholism, but it made it worse, as people would do all they could to attain any alcohol. But we also have to keep in mind the violence that could occur if we did legalize all drugs. Although there might be a decrease in crimes if we legalize drugs, we need to take into consideration the effects the drugs will have on society. Therefore it is the responsibility of our government to find the right balance between the
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regulation of drugs, and the limiting of violence caused by those regulations.
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  • Fall '19
  • Law, Illegal drug trade

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