The 18th Amendment and Drug Legalization

Presents an argument for the legalization of drug use and cite the Prohibition’s failure as an example of why the War on Drugs will not work.

Prohibition failed because it was an unrealistic and unenforceable law that created problems, wasted tax money, and unnecessarily restricted personal freedom, exactly as the War on Drugs is failing today. This paper describes American alcohol use, the temperance movement, Prohibition, and the War on Drugs and explains how legalizing drugs would reduce crime and public health problems.