Claim I: Crime, Violence and Drug Use Go Hand-in-Hand.
Claim II: We Have Made Significant Progress in Reducing Drug Use in
this Country. Now Is Not the Time to Abandon Our Efforts.
Claim III: Legalization of Drugs Will Lead to Increased Use and
Increased Addition Levels.
Claim IV: Any Revenues Generated by Taxing Legalized Drugs Would
Quickly Evaporate in Light of the Increased Social Costs.
Claim V: There Are No Compelling Medical Reasons to Prescribe Marijuana
or Heroin to Sick People.
Claim VI: Legalization and Decriminalization of Drugs Have Been a
Dismal Failure in Other Nations.
Alcohol Has Caused Significant Health, Social and Crime Problems in this
Country, and Legalized Drugs Would Only Make the Situation Worse.
Claim VIII: Drug Control Spending Is a Minor Portion of the U.S.
Budget, and Compared to the Costs of Drug Abuse, Spending Is Minuscule.
Claim IX: Drug Prohibition Is Working.
Claim X: Drug Legalization Would Have an Adverse Effect on Low-Income
From the DEA
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