The Effects of Drug Legalization
The legalization of marijuana in the United States has received general support in more than half of the states. This is because the citizens belief that the drug legalization would reduce crime rate, the rate of family abuses and homelessness. Marijuana can be used for recreational and medical purposes. Therefore, many citizens support marijuana legalization, but understrict regulation like any other drug such as the alcohol and cigarette (Morris et al. 3). This assignment aims at discussing how the legalization of the drug reduces crime rates, family abuses and homelessness.
The Rate of Violent Crime
The impact of decriminalizing marijuana use for medical purposes is a contentious issue in many states. Previous studies have suggested that the marijuana use was linked to an increased rate of illegal drugs abuse, thus increasing violent beha