Argument: Illegalization of marijuana helps deter use
- "Against the legalization of drugs". Drug Watch International. Retrieved 2.11.08 - "Drug laws deter people from using drugs. Surveys indicate that the fear of getting in trouble with the law constitutes a major reason not to use drugs. Fear of the American legal system is a major concern of foreign drug lords. Drug laws have turned drug users to a drug-free lifestyle through mandatory treatment. 40% - 50% are in treatment as a result of the criminal justice system."