Mistakes to Avoid in the Legalization of Drugs
If in fact drug legalization does take place in the United States, it is pertinent that the government not make the same mistakes in doing so that they did decades ago with the end of prohibition (Schmoke 897). The government failed to take any preventive measures against alcohol once it was legalized, such as anti-drinking campaigns or any kind of education programs to inform the public about the
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The actual legalization of drugs is likely far away from becoming a reality. As more and more people join the effort to legalize narcotics, the public might eventually become more accepting. We as society, however, must assure that the mistakes that were made in the 1920ís and 1930ís are not repeated. We must continue to fight the drug war, not physically, but through information and by showing children the reality of drug use.