Drugs are a major influential force in our country today. The problem has gotten so out of hand that many options are being considered to control it or even solve it. But what is the real problem? Ending the drug war seems to be a bit impossible. The government's war on drugs seems to be accomplishing a lot those in Washington say. The drug war has cost our country billions of dollars, imprisoned people with no criminal past or history of violence and has actually made it easier to obtain drugs, albeit the quality of drugs is not necessarily as pure. Different options need to be considered. .
Legalization is an option that hasn't gotten a chance but should be given one. Although many people feel that legalizing marijuana would increase the amount of use, marijuana should be legalized because it will reduce the great amounts of money spent on enforcement and it will increase our country's revenue. This is something that should be left up to the American people. Let us vote on it during the next election. More and more countries are easing the restrictions. Canada is slowly decriminalizing it. In Vancouver, British Columbia you can now go into café's in certain sections of town and smoke. This has been the practice in places like Amsterdam for decades.
Think of the tax revenue that could be created from legalizing and taxing marijuana. There are also many benefits that can be uncovered to help people if legalization of marijuana is given a chance.
Legalizing marijuana would increase our economy's revenue. During Prohibition alcohol use was still sold and used, but people were doing it illegally. People were also making there own booze cheaply and had dire health consequences were a result. People would sell aftershave or rubbing alcohol passing it off as liquor. Our government realized that there laws were doing more harm than good. The 21st amendment repealed prohibition and alcohol taxes were increased.