5 Reasons to Legalize Drug Use in the United States

There are millions of regular recreational drug users in America. But drugs don’t always have bad consequences. Smoking marijuana has been proven far less dangerous — in terms of individual health and on society at large — than alcohol consumption. Countries like the Netherlands highlighting positive examples of drug legalization and its impacts on a country and economy.

Here are 5 reasons the United States should legalize some drugs, like marijuana:

1) Illegal markets and official corruption will disappear, organized crime will be destroyed

Illegal markets exist because drugs are demanded by the society but are not supplied by the legal market. Illegal markets are the origin for crimes and brutal fights about drug control with innocent victims. As well, corruption of police officers participating in profits on the illegal drug market will disappear.

 

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