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Decriminalizing drugs lessens addiction and incarceration rates

Decriminalizing drugs lessens addiction and incarceration rates

Mills Sparkman

April 24, 2019

We should decriminalize drugs in the U.S. in order to combat our massive addiction problems and decrease mass incarceration. Since the days of Prohibition, the U.S. has learned that outlawing drugs or other substances will not stop people from using them. Today, politicians talk about legalizing cannabis, but t...

Decriminalizing drugs puts patients at risk of worse problems

Decriminalizing drugs puts patients at risk of worse problems

Henry Mitchell

April 24, 2019

I am concerned with the decriminalization of drugs in the U.S. because I expect a lack of follow-up to its implementation. To understand this problem, look at Portugal, the country most often pointed at when making the case for complete decriminalization of drugs. Under their system, possession of dru...

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