Should all drugs be legalized?
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Secondly, I would like to look at bigger picture. Organised criminal gangs use drugs as a way of financing other, even more serious criminal activity, such as human trafficking and importing firearms, etc. It would be foolish to think that these gangs would stop supplying demand for these drugs just because it is legalised. If anything, it would make law enforcement of this supply more difficult.
It is widely suggested that the government would be able to regulate and tax controlled drugs if legalised. While this may provide financial benefits to the nation, and make drugs safer, it would also make these "safer" drugs more expensive. Organised gangs would be able to undercut these prices, and have an easier time selling them and possessing them in public.
Also, I do not believe that people consider drugs to be "cool" because they are illegal... the reality is some people turn to drugs because they are hurt, some because they are looking for something fun to do and experience. It doesn't make it right to use these drugs, but legalising them would not stem their use.
Finally, I would like to add that I do not think that the war on drugs can ever be "won", but I don't believe that's a reason not to have one.
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Vote Placed by tejretics 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro concedes graciously in Round 2. While I personally believe gracious concessions such as these must be awarded with a conduct point, since the voting moderators do not recommend it, I shall refrain from awarding conduct to Pro. But nonetheless, I praise Pro's graceful concession. Thus, arguments are ultimately awarded to Con, obviously, because of the concession. 3 points to Con. As always, happy to clarify this RFD.
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