The War On Drugs Essay

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The War on Drugs The War on Drugs has been around for nearly 30 years. We still continue to crack down on drug use and drug smuggling. But is the system working. The untied states is the biggest merchant ground for drug users and smugglers. Our society is addicted. The penalty for using drugs in not harsh at all. If we don't change our laws then drugs will take over our society. Or we can legalize some drugs, and sell them in a state owned drug store. We will always have drugs, so why doesn't our society get something out of the drugs. We have worked so long to try and keep drugs out of our society and we have not seen major results. Still people are using drugs and we need to do something about it.In the late 1960's Washington D.C was the crime capital of the U.S. Our own nations capital was the crime capital of our nation, how bad does that look and reflect on our society. ...view middle of the document...

The biggest problem is the smuggling of drugs across our borders. One of the main reasons we have all the drug smuggling is the drug cartel. The Cartels were mainly located in Mexico. Drugs were usually flown in from Columbia. The Cartel was bringing in 2000 kilos of cocaine every month, on 3-6 flights. The Cartels main job was transportation and distribution. To do this they purchased legitimate businesses that ranged from property, to cattle, planes, islands, apartments, car dealerships, and coffee plantations. All of these things helped the cartel bring drugs into our country. They were also known for bribing police and or other political figures. In a recent newsweek article, a drug smuggler dug a tunnel under his house in Arizona, going all the way to Mexico. This is how desperate drug smugglers have gotten.The cost for these drugs is so outrageous. 700-lb. cannabis otherwise known as marijuana sells for 48,000 dollars. Cocaine is what makes the bucks for the drug dealers. Cocaine goes for 60,000 dollars a kilo, in the U.S and sells for 4,000- 5,000 dollars in Columbia. These prices tell us something. That our society is truly addicted. If somebody is willing to pay that kind of money for drugs, he has serious problems. That is also why the crime rate is so high, they will do anything for that high.We have to do something about the drug problem otherwise or society will go to shit. But the question is what can we do. Drugs will always be around. You can compare drugs to gambling. They both are addictive. Gambling used to be illegal, but others were making funny on gambling not the state. So they legalized gambling and set up state lottery. They made funny on this, so others could not, and it helped Americans fight the addiction. Why don't we have state owned drug stores. We mine as well make some money off drugs, or others will. I would also suggest that they legalize cannabis. Cannabis is just like having a pack of cigareets at once. Other countries such as those in Europe have just accept the drugs. There society is doing fine, and so could ours.

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