Drugs are a taboo to the society. Drugs have been cause of number of social problems. Drug trafficking is a crime in most countries and the crime rate in drug trafficking is ever increasing. Legalizing drugs will surely reduce the crime rate in drug trafficking, but the consequence will be disastrous as drugs will be easily accessible.
There is no doubt that drug trafficking is ever on the rise. Since these drugs are illegal, they fetch a lot of money and many people resort to selling of these drugs to make quick money. Legalizing these drugs seems to be good solution to reduce the crime rate, as the cost of drugs will go down and it will no longer be the means to earn quick money.
Cigarettes and alcohol have been legalized in many countries. The consequence is that there are not many illegal businesses involved in selling these products, but the use of these products has not decelerated. It is ever on the rise! Legal business making huge profit and many people falling prey to it. Legalizing these products has reduced the crime rate but not the use of the products. Hence legalizing drugs will just reduce the crime rate and not the use of it.
Drugs are more dangerous than cigarettes and alcohol. A person addicted to it will have to pay heavier consequence than cigarettes and alcohol. Making them legal means common man will have easier access to it and will serve dangerous to the user in the long run.
Though legalizing drugs will reduce the crime rate, it is not possible to reduce the number of users. Moreover, it will endanger their lives. Hence, drugs should not be legalized.
Disclaimer: This is just a sample essay written while preparing for IELTS and is not essentially my opinion.