The situation in Latin America has affected all those years the US by the production of many different types of drugs. Some of the last one’s citizens have mentioned that the country is currently in the middle of the deadliest drug crisis ever, with five-digit number losses each year because of overdose.
The drug policy gives two key strategies, each of which after it was used had different results:
- the first called‘’forced eradication,’’ emphasises on the elimination of drug production in foreign countries that have large production of drug cops,
- the second called‘’drug interdiction,’’ emphasises on the interception of illicit drugs as they are being transported into United States.
1.(Goal): increase of the drug price,
destruction of the crop
(Result): after a while of unchanged price, followed its reduction,
finding of other places for drug production
2.(Goal): combat of trafficking
(Result): low combat of trafficking-rate,
finding other ways to continue the trafficking
As we can see, we have not prevent the problem with any of the two plans, but what we can guarantee is that the second one is more capable and with strong effort it can reach that goal, not only because it has achieved in a minimum way (as the rates show), but also because the first one has faced total failure in each measure and plus the fact that it affects the environment itself.
Although the problem is equal to every person of the country, there are certain points of view, with liberals facing the problem as an issue of public health rather than criminal justice, The Washington Office on Latin America emphasising in the well-being and needs of the farmers and the Cato Institute mentioning the fiscal and ethical justifications for this current situation.
From the above solutions, it is totally clear that the most suitable one is the first. Although, by legalising the drugs, there will be the possibility that people will decide much more easier to use them for no particular reason, the truth is that there tend to be more utilisation of them when they are actually illegal, for the simple reason that the more forbidden something is, the more a temptation it becomes. I think that by that last phrase everything is pretty clear, we have to find a balance between the pros and cons each choice gives us, and trust me, it is better to experience something that will not be against the law, just by curiosity, than doing it only because of the attraction of the thought that you will be against the society.