5 Benefits of Marihuana Legalization and Cons of Its Current Prohibition
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Some countries around the world have already legalized marihuana due to various obvious reasons, while most others still resist doing so, considering marihuana to be a serious drug that can cause many problems. So, let us take a look at some of the benefits of legalizing Marihuana in your country. These reasons could easily convince or at least compel any sensible person to think on similar lines of legalizing cannabis across their territories.
Probable Downfall in Drug Abuse Cases:
People who are against the war on drugs believe in decriminalization of some illegal drugs, which should be combined with a set of rules and regulations just the way few governing rules are currently in place for prescription drugs and alcohol. When there will be legal supplies of the drugs that are presently illegal, there will be a radical downfall in illegal drug industry, which in turn, will reduce the number of crimes committed by drug abusers, and suppliers.
The reduction of price of these drugs will only give rise to very little growth in addiction as the demand won’t have the same elasticity as present day situation. Some even feel that in a regulated market, use of drug will also go down significantly.
It Only Worsens the Situation:
Present prohibition on these drugs isn’t anyway preventing people from using it or peddlers from making and selling them. Only in this case, the price of these drugs goes extremely high in the black markets. The addiction of drugs, high prices and lack of easy supply even forces the addicts to commit crimes for getting funds for buying these drugs or reaching out to a source to obtain their supplies from. And, it short, it currently worsens the situation.
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