So, we are talking about legal and illegal drugs.

They hold that legalizing and controlling the drug will bring it under the rule of law and thus help in creating job opportunities in the formal economy (Caulkins, 2013).

The war on drugs is more heavily focused on how to fight crime, instead of how to prevent it.
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As the use of performance enhancing drugs is becoming more popular amongst athletes, many of them do not understand the risks involved in taking these drugs.

The international community condones legalized drugs.

In order to understand the economic impact of illicit drugs we must first define what a drug is.
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In today’s competitive world of all types of spots, athletes try to get a competitive edge over their competition by using performance enhancing drugs, even when they know it can be detrimental to their health and their lives in so many ways.

Why all drugs should be legal. (Yes, even heroin.) - The Week

Many well-intentioned leaders and members of the public have been misled by the well-financed and organized pro-drug legalization lobby into believing there is merit to their argument that smoking marijuana is a safe and effective medicine.

bill legalizing medical marijuana - The Texas Observer

Even the most ardent drug enforcers have to admit that the current offensive against drugs has been a dismal failure, because the government cannot prevent what people want to do merely through laws (and their enforcement)....

Marijuana Legalization 2016: Five States Where It ..

There are many pros and cons for the legalization of marijuana although there are more cons than there are pros; one being that children are the ones who abuse marijuana the most.

Food and Values --- Legalization of Drugs and Crime Rate

Border police and the FBI continue to nab ever-increasing caches of illegal drugs, while our "tough on crime" policies haul thousands to jail on drug trafficking and possession charges.

Therefore, legalizing drugs is a way of subsidizing ..

Spain recently has begun a crack-down on drug pushers in thehopes of decreasing addiction and crime. [Robert E. Peterson,"Stop Legalization, of Illegal Drugs," Drug AwarenessInformation Newsletter, July 1988].

The answer to Canada's opioid overdose crisis: legalize hard drugs

Allowing a city park to be used as a "druglegalized" area of Zurich, the number of addicts escalatedfrom a few hundred to over 20,000 within several years. [RogerCohen, citation above].