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police enforcement. Farmers in third world countries could grow and sell crops without being controlled by drug lords, who would find their profits greatly diminished. This century opened with legal drugs. There have been many experiments with the control of drugs and alcohol use. The government spends billions and imprisons millions of people. But the quality of life for the poor has not improved; if anything it has worsened. Legalization would remove the profit motive and allow the government to tax, monitor, and safeguard drug use. Until we address the economic factors that contribute to drug use, drug addiction will continue. We as a nation are the addicts: addicted to the use of force; arming a resistance to combat the use of drugs will fail because it reflects our own

belief that we can get anything we want if we spend enough resources and use enough force. Woks Cited Buckley, William F. ?Legalization Long Over Due? The Albuquerque Journal June 8, 1996 1-8 Encarta Microsoft (R) 1999 Hafer, Fritz Ph.D. Interview Hayes, Randy MD Interview Marshall Eliot Legalization: A Debate Chelsea House Publishers 1988 USA p.56-90 Nelson, Robert H. ?The Chemical Inquisition? 5-6 92 p.1-9 Rosario, Shawn ?Why doesn?t the government legalize pot?? 12-3-95 p.1-3 ?The Big Debate? 3-5-91 Wink Walter ?Getting Off Drugs: The Opinion? Friends Journal February1996 ?Weed the People? People Magazine: October 21, 1996 75-76