The War On Drugs
Much of the opium produced today is diverted to illegal use, particularly for the making of heroin. Because the poppy is found in areas of extreme poverty, farmers continue to cultivate the plants. The most successful efforts to reduce illegal production of opium poppies have been to find alternative cash crops. The United Nations has had great success with this method.
Effects of heroin
An estimated 13.5 million people in the world take opium related drugs today
The answer to my Essential Question, Is the war on drugs succeeding, is yes the war on drugs is succeeding. The war on drugs will never end due to other countries illegally using drugs. The closest thing we can do ending the war is to cut down on the use of drugs.
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Hutchinson, Asa. "The War on Drugs Is Succeeding." The War on Drugs. Ed. Tamara L. Roleff. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "speech to Baylor University." 2002. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.
Lynch, Michael W. "The War on Drugs Has Corrupted Law Enforcement." The War on Drugs. Ed. Tamara L. Roleff. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Battlefield Conversions." Reason 33 (Jan. 2002): 36. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.