Gwyndalyn D Illinois

Drug Laws in the United States

Drug Laws

Dear Future President,

  In June 1971, President Nixon declared a “war on drugs”.  Although his intentions were pure it did not stop the drug problem in America. Since 1971, the drug problem did not decrease but increase. This tactic had been used before in the U.S. In the 1920s, the prohibition had the same infective effect as the war on drugs. These events just increased the amount of drug consumers, dealers, and incarcerated Americans. Currently the U.S. spends “more than $51,000,000,000” ( on the drug war a year. As our new President it is your responsibility to find a way to reduce the amount of incarcerated people behind bars because of the drug violations. If initiated properly it could save the U.S. a tremendous amount of money. How would you deal with the drug issues in America?


Gwyndalyn D