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In the United States the use of illegal drugs is prohibited. If one uses or possesses any type of an illegal substance it is considered a criminal offense. One must know that 15 million Americans use drugs each month (Husak 7). There are various points of view that disagree and agree with this law. An advanced society must realize that the idea of any attempt to allow illegal drugs to be legalized, in any way in society, cannot be morally permissible; a sound minded person cannot allow more addiction in a drug infested country. For our purpose an advanced society is a large number of persons that are morally knowledgeable of human wellbeing. A drug, for our purpose, is described as any substance other than food which by its chemical …show more content…
Within the libertarian view there are some views that are more liberal than others. Legalization is a belief that one wants to advocate the government to regulate specific drugs to be sold to the public (Inciardi 19). It is to these persons belief that an intelligent adult should be free to choose their private behaviors and that an informed public will make a reasonable decision. Decriminalization is when one prepossesses to eliminate all regulations on drugs. There are some that tend to lean more toward medicalization, which is the view that supports giving physician’s sole responsibility to treat drug users, including the decision to maintain drug users on the drug to which they have become addicted. Now that I have discussed the various types of aspects on illegal substance laws, I will enlighten one on how the perspectives are not morally permissible in the United States. The medical use of marijuana is a very good argument when the amount of pain relief that the drug provides for the patient is considered, but are there not legal drugs that can help just as much if not more. Even prescription drugs are being illegally used. According to the 2005 National Survey on Drug Use and Health More than 6 million Americans are reported using prescription drugs for non-medical uses (University of California). There are already legal drugs that are similar to

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