Legalizing drugs, yes or no and why?
The question whether to legalize drugs seems like a never-ending debate here in the Netherlands. In fact, the current tolerance policy is not a real solution for soft drugs nor for substances listed on the Opium list II. And there is no solution whatsoever for substances (like cocaine, XTC or LSD etc.) listed on Opium List I.
In order to have an opinion on whether to legalize drugs or not you need to be well informed on the matter. Let’s have a look at the arguments to be used in a discussion about legalizing drugs.
There are many arguments in the debate about whether to legalize drugs or not, both in favor and against. We’ll have a look at both, starting with the arguments against legalizing drugs.