with drug offenses being the reason for a majority of prisoners in our over crowed and over priced penal system , and with an economy that is weak, the cost of deaming drugs unlawful is way more than we can afford.
First of all the merchants who own small business are being punished , we know that if a person is a participant in usage of illegals, they will buy the substance before spending the money on a product sold at the store.
and secondly the extra money needed from us to support the governments dea and other LE agents is over the top, not only that but the prison guards have the second biggest union in the country (usa) , which is a heavy ticket item, then the buiilding and housing of these victims.
Building prisons and feeding these citizens isnt the real cost, no the real money is spent on the prisoners that are locked up so long and often that when they are released from bondage they have the worst time find jobs.
and may never really maintain a level of support to themselves and family. causing a need for continued government assistance.
Government assistance , that is an oxy-moron