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...drugs could therefore cut the costs, not only of the consequences of addicts’ habits, but also for tax payers. Legalizing drugs would also mean that they could be taxed like alcohol and cigarettes, which would provide the state with a new substantial form of revenue which could outweigh related expenditure / costs, occurred onto the state from the initial drug problem. There is also an argument that despite alcohol being legal, it is often responsible for crime, rape, anti-social behaviour. According to the Justice Department statistics, 54% of all jail inmates convicted of violent crime reported to have... 15th April Jeffery Miron (2009), an economist, claims that ‘over the past few years, drug...