Why Drug Crime Reform is So Important
The world is changing quite a bit these days, and one of these changes has to do with us starting to realize that the war on drugs did a lot more harm than good once all has been said and is now out of the way. The reason behind this is that it ended up locking up people that didn’t really do anything wrong. The legal status of marijuana is starting to change, and this has brought into question the often extremely harsh sentences that people were given for carrying even the smallest amounts of these types of substances.
The world needs to start looking into drug crime reform due to the reason that most drug related laws were put into place to further disenfranchise vulnerable minorities. People that are poor are more likely to deal drugs than might have been the case otherwise, and that does not mean that they are trying to do any harm in the world. What’s more is that marijuana is a largely harmless drug, and as long as the person selling it was not giving it to children or other at risk people there is no reason for them to do hard time among hardened criminals many of whom would be extremely violent.
Sending people to prison does not really do much good for society. Quite on the contrary, it makes it so that doing crime ends up being the only thing that they can do for themselves since it would be exceedingly difficult for them to get any kind of a job once they are out of prison. Reforms can help improve their lives and reduce some of the damage that was caused.