By Mónica Vasquez & Gabriela Useche (1st semester FIGRI students, level 3 English)
Drugs have been legalised in some countries in Europe. For example, in Portugal, which was the first country to formally decriminalise them. In these countries drug trafficking and drugs use have decreased drastically. On the other hand, drug use and drug trafficking in the United States have increased because the illegality of drugs make it more expensive and good business for drug dealers.
We agree with the legalisation of drugs because if drugs are legal their cost will be lower and the rate of consumption will be reduced as happened in Portugal. This is now the European country with the lowest rate of drug consumption.