Legalization of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and heroin often provokes intense disagreement among citizens as well as policymakers. Because legalization would create a market for these drugs, economists can provide helpful commentary based on consumer choice and demand.
To read about the current debate visit:
Support for legalization does not divide easily along traditional political viewpoints. For a conservative group’s argument see the Cato Institute at:
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) discusses the issue at: http://www.aclu.org/criminal-law-reform
By contrast, the US Department of Justice argues against legalization at: http://www.dea.gov/pr/multimedialibrary/publicatio…
For additional discussion by mainstream economists see:
Brookings Institution (a private research group)
National Bureau of Economic Research, “Smoking, Drinking, and Drug Use Respond to Price Changes”
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