Wouldn’t the legalization of drugs harm our children?
Drugs harm our children, too.
Protecting our children from drugs is the most compelling reason to legalize them. The only way to keep drugs out of our schools is to take the profit out. Pushers don’t sell cigarettes and alcohol to minors because their legal status keeps their price — and the pusher’s profit — low. When drugs are legal, pushers will leave the schools, because the profit will be unattractive. In Amsterdam, where drugs have been decriminalized, the number of addicts is dropping, especially in the youngest age groups. The War on Drugs doesn’t protect our children, it encourages pushers to sell to them.