There would be an increase in employment opportunities once the drugs are legalized. Many people would have to be employed in the manufacturing, sales and marketing industry. The manufacturing industry would require personnel to help in the process and mixing of the ingredients that make some of those drugs. The sales industry would employ people to help in distributing the drugs while the marketing industry would employ people who would assist in making the products known to the public domain The Agricultural sector would still benefit from employment opportunities. Farmers would be able to plant Marijuana and other drugs at a great deal.
There would have to be massive and large scale production of these drugs, as a result farmers would accumulate profits. The farmers would also have to employ other people to be assisting them in the farm. Legalizing drugs would lead to a tremendous decrease of people in the prison, since most of the people in the prison are those held on drug related crimes. Consequently, if drugs were legalized, once in the market, they would be charged taxes, the money would then be used for massive developments such as build more schools, roads and even rise the economy of the country.
As the government embarks on legalizing the drugs, an economic boom would be realized. This would be felt from the other products that are used along with the drugs. For example, heroin drug is used together with needles, they are injected in the body. With a rise of the drug in the market, the syringes would also be massively bought. This would result to a rise in the economy. Legalization of drugs would also have some negative effects on the country. The disadvantages of the action strikes a balance to the advantages. With there being an increase of the drugs in the market, this would lead to the drugs being acquired at a lower price.
The lower prices of drugs would lead to lack of business for drug dealers, since drugs will become cheaper, many people will be selling them and therefore the big companies will also have to lower prices. There will lack a healthy competition in the economy. Big companies will have to buy the drugs in large amounts but sell to small scale people at a cheap price, these cheap prices will destroy the drug dealers. With the price of producing the drugs being lower, the cost of the drug will cheaper too and this might lead to drugs being cheaper than even grain foods like bread which would be a great economic fall.
The results of the drugs being cheaper, would lead to many people wanting to experiment the drug. This would eventually lead to addiction. An upcoming generation of drug addicts would be raised, in addition to a lawless society that is, physically, emotionally and mentally unstable. As a result of this the employment sector would go down, since the age of being employed would all be affected by the addiction. With the legalization of these drugs, there would be a total collapse of the corporate sector and the employment arenas. This is because the drugs would find their way in the offices and corporate sectors.
Once taken, there will not be sound decision making because of the drugs influence. Mental diseases would largely affect people causing them to be taken to rehabilitation centers. The increase of the drug addicts would require an increase of those centers. More money would have to be dispensed leading to taxpayers money being increased. In the United States there isn’t any drug producing producers, therefore, the Government would have to import the drugs from other neighboring countries like Costa Rica. These imports, requires billions of money which would not be if there were no imports being bought.
It is worth noting that drugs are still finding their way in the US, this means that they still get entry into the country. Despite the much fight against the drugs, they are still thriving. In conclusion, the legalization of drugs is a hot debate, either side is convincing however, every good side seems to be producing a bad element in it. The US has got a lot to do as well as other countries especially the developing ones where the used of drugs is spreading like bush fire.
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