Please use the 2 attached files as a skeleton for this paper. (When using and referring to the article attached please do so in different words obviously).
PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW:
Advocate for an end to the War on Drugs, which is in and of itself a clear and argumentative thesis.
Touch on what should replace broad-based prohibition – should it be decriminalization, legalization or some sort of hybrid criminal justice model such as the current Drug Treatment Court system. Would harm reduction initiatives play a role in any of this?
A conversation regarding morality and its relationship to prohibition should be mentioned.
Could it be possible to also maintain moral denunciation in a decriminalization context?
To this end, it would be helpful to define the different approaches, pros and cons and explain to the reader which approach would be the most beneficial – with empirical examples if possible.
Clearly, for example, decriminalization would not immediately address the scourge of organized crime and trafficking – where legalization might actually be able to address that issue more effectively. However, I am not aware of any jurisdiction that has actually engaged in a broad-based legalization program. The most humanitarian approach to date has been witnessed in the case study of Portugal.
Finally, it would be helpful to engage in a discussion of whether any of these policies could seriously be implemented within the current political North American landscape. Are any of these options truly realistic when clearly both Canada and the United States continue to desperately cling to outdated and disproven prohibitionist drug law and policy principles?
COURSE NAME: DRUGS, THE USER, AND THE STATE.