decriminalization of drugs

https://drugpolicy.org/resource/its-time-us-decriminalize-drug-use-and-possession
https://www.americasquarterly.org/fulltextarticle/decriminalization-would-increase-the-use-and-the-economic-and-social-costs-of-drugs/ 

After you have read the articles above about whether drugs should or should not be criminalized.  Write a four to five paragraph essay describing the pros and cons of our current system of using the criminal justice system to address drug use in the US.  Use data from the articles; you may cite other sources if you desire, but are not required to do so). The final paragraph of your paper should discuss your thoughts and views on the topic.