Should Drugs be Legalised?

  • 4 minute video, Professor Sowell understood the economic and social dynamics of drug illegality more than 25 years ago.
  • Drugs are inherently a problem to individuals who takes them, but they are much bigger problem to the society precisely because they are illegal.
  • It their illegality that makes them costly and drives people to desperation to get the money by any means and anybody else’s expense.
  • The mere cost of production of drugs can be inexpensive. If an addict could support his addiction from a few dollars a week he will still be an addict, but he would not have to steal, mug or kill other people to support his habit.
  • Like alcohol, drugs can be regulated for content, age required for purchasing, driving under the influence, etc.