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The Pros of Legalizing Drugs

Brilliant or Baffling: Legalizing Drugs to Save Money

All drugs — pot, crack, heroin, meth, and more — should be legalized, says Harvard professor Jeffrey Miron. He says that we would be saving $41.3 billion annually, which the government spends (ineffectively) on the crackdown on drugs. People are still using drugs despite the efforts and huge amounts of money are spent to eradicate it, Miron says. Not everyone in the public is addicted to drugs like caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol, so the same will hold true if we make all the other drugs legal, Miron rationalizes. Sounds like a very controversial and innovative way to generate more revenue. What's your take on this — brilliant or baffling?

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