On Friday the topic of drugs was brought up in Health class. My teacher surprisingly said drugs should be legalized because criminals make money off of them and lots of gangs and violence comes from drugs. He said if drugs were legal organized crime would either make money off of something else which could keep them going, or they might not stay criminals. Suppose prostitution and drugs became legal, the Triad leaders (not making an Asian joke) probably own Chinese Restaurants or clubs or whatever, so without illegal drug distributing to make money off of they would move onto something else that doesn't involve stealing and killing people. Also he said drug use could possibly be more responsible, with drugs legal people would probably have more knowledge about drugs other than "they make you high and kill you". Kids wouldn't try their own crazy signature recipes and druggies would probably listen to safety precautions on a joint pack rather than the ones they get in Health Class. And he said drug use probably wouldn't increase, people who don't do drugs probably wouldn't do them if they were legal. Drug use could actually decrease because drug haters would become more angry and possibly attack drug users, or start riots that would scare people into not doing drugs. Anyway, adding a counter argument brought up by one of the students in my class. They said they would kill more because alcohol kills more people than illegal drugs but the teacher said that alcohol is deadlier and is used out in the open where more accidents can happen when impaired. Also with an age restriction on it rather than a full restriction, it tempts people more and so they are less responsible with it. The main question is: Would more problems be solved than created if drugs were legalized?