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Reader: Just legalize it



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There is a huge problem in today's society with drug use, addiction and abuse, but there is one way that we can stop it. America needs to legalize all drugs — the benefits would be worth it.

Drug use, addiction and crimes with drugs would be reduced. Our prison rates would also go down because there would be fewer arrests and drug cartels. Portugal did it in 2001 and since then they have seen a lot of improvements in their society. Improvements such as drug usage going down and crime rates lowered.

Young teenagers, adults... no one should be ruining their life with drugs. The main point here is that most people only want to do drugs because they are illegal. If you legalize them, people do not get the urge to break the law and the rate of usage will go down.

— Collin Geske, Monument

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