Legalization of Marijuana

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Bateney Avril Cassandra Dettman7/25/2011 |

Fifty years from now, the United States (U.S.) population started to know some new drugs like marijuana, amphetamines, and psychedelics. So the drug started to explode and the U.S. Government needs to find an effective way to solve the problems. In 1973, the U.S. created the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to enforce federal drug law. Since then, the war against drug became a big issue. People use drug for different reasons. But what exactly is drug?
Drug is anything that affects both mind and body when it enters the body system. Some people use drug by prescription, some people abuse drug because they think drug make them look cool or drug can help then against stress and other people take it before they do stupid and criminal act because it affects their mind and take away their emotions. So today, drug becomes a really big problem for the population not to say the world. Drug, being illegal, cost the U.S. a fortune in order to keep them off the street. After analyzing the cost of drug war, people start talking about making drug legal. The legalization of drug is just an idea but first the government needs to make sure that the result of such a decision will overcome the cost of continuing the war against it.
The drug war already cost the government a lot of money. People came with idea, money spent; the drug issue still drastically ravages the country not to say the world. For example, the cannabis, best known as marijuana, is one of the most common drugs in the U.S. not to mention in the world. The majority of drug users in the population are either sale or smoke marijuana. Marijuana is everywhere and they also used it for medical purposes. Deeply analyze his effect, compare his advantages and disadvantages and make a decision based on what’s best



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