What is The Future Of Drugs
For as long as people have been around, so have drugs. No matter how far back you look into history, drugs have always seemed to be prevalent. Over time, there have been a lot of changes in how people view drug use, and societies opinions on drugs constantly seem to change every year. More recently the issue of decriminalization and legalization seems to have become a major concern for many people.
With both sides passionate about their beliefs, and refusing to compromise, what is the future of drugs in the U. S.? In the 1980’s the “War On Drugs” became a big deal. Punishment for drug possession, use, and distribution became far more severe, with highly addictive drugs such as cocaine and heroin on the rise the public view of drugs seemed to have been at an all time low. Albeit, there were many reasons for this, but the question to ask still is, what is the right way to handle drugs in America?
Time has shown that a zero tolerance attitude isn’t always the best way to go. Far more people are incarcerated for drug use now than in the past, and drug use hasn’t really gone down. In the end, we are left with over populated prisons, broken homes, and a lot more tax dollars going towards a war that is seemingly unsuccessful. There are a lot of ways to look at the situation, and a lot of people with very strong opinions on both sides. More people are pushing for legalization every day, and the public appears to be more accepting of drugs, and aware of the problems created by the war on drugs.
What is the future of drugs? If there are changes in the laws, and society’s view on drugs, will the changes happen in our lifetime?