Is Decriminalizing Drugs in Uruguay a Smart Decision?

The decision to cut back on the laws surrounding drug use and trafficking in Uruguay is giving them a lenience that goes beyond what is already accepted in The Netherlands.

At the moment the Netherlands has turned a blind eye to the use of marijuana, allowing users to enjoy the product at cafes, but they are still very strict on its use outside of these areas, which has made this area a tourist attraction for those who wish to indulge without hiding.

Uruguay has taken this to a whole new level with the belief that the police forces can use their time more wisely ignoring the user and aiming for the traffickers. There is even talks on adding customs fees to shipments, is this really the right choice?

When you think of work advice articles I bet you never considered that selling drugs could be on one of those articles and while it isn’t yet, it could be soon if you live in Uruguay. The idea has come into effect after hundreds of gang and drug related incidents, the government wants their police force rather concentrating on those problems that spending time arresting and processing paperwork for marijuana users.

But have Uruguay taken this too far? This isn’t a skin tightening cream or a client url we are talking about, this is drugs and there is talks that the drugs ignored can also include some of the stronger varieties such as cocaine and heroin, not a very good plan by the government.

Looking at the decision currently being put down by the government, the only things we can see include:

Increased drug use across the board without regard for anyone else. This may result in drugs being openly used in public areas and not in the privacy of homes as done in the past. This isn’t coconut oil for skin, this is drugs and these can have dangerous consequences on a person’s health.
Dealers have always had to hide their stash, this could result in more thefts and fights between rival dealers, the same as putting up a website and competing for the best ranking.
People will start growing their own at home and farms will start growing marijuana to make money, this can result in further violence and thefts as more people will be able to access the drugs easily without paying for them.
Police will be stretched to the limit facing all the potential problems this decision could bring with it, increased thefts and violence could result, again taking them away from the trafficking and problems that this decision is meant to make them concentrate on.

If you were to set up an example site and enable visitors to search for it, the same as you would search for phen375 you would expect to find it easily. While the police forces will be able to find the drug users easily and face the many thefts easily, will it still make it easier to find the traffickers? Uruguay needs to look closer at the overall consequences of their decision before putting it on paper and legalizing the drugs.