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Argument: Legalizing marijuana will not decrease crimes committed to buy drug

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  • "Why Cannabis Must Remain Illegal". Drug Watch International. January 12, 2002 - "The argument that legalisation will mean that addicts will no longer have to commit crimes in order to obtain money for drugs was put to the test in the 1960's in Sweden. During that time the Swedish Government decided to “medicalise” their drug problem. However, an evaluation of the legal prescription of narcotics in Sweden demonstrated that criminality increased despite the fact that narcotics (i.e. cannabis) were then freely available. Similarly, The Netherlands gained the reputation of the crime capital of Europe in 1990."

Crime and canabis;, your supporting evidence is not supporting

Smoking marijana is not forbidden in the Netherlands. But, it is forbidden to grow marijuana,and to buy marijuana in great quantities. And there is the cause of crime. If you want to make consumption of marijuana free, then producing, growing and selling marijuana ought to be free too. Now producers of marijuana are criminals. In this case the law makes the crime.

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