Forbes: High Time We Legalized MarijuanaSubmitted by Peace Gold Love on Fri, 08/17/2012 - 12:17
Snip from Forbes:
Most major media outlets also tend to treat legalization as if it is a crazy idea that is absolutely outside of serious discussion. The people behind Seattle Hempfest, meanwhile, have been working to change that. For just over two decades, volunteers have been holding “the world’s largest cannabis law reform event.” I’m not a cannabis user myself, but I am a concerned citizen who is distressed about the erosion of basic liberties, the crime, and the mass incarceration that the drug war has brought us.
As I’ve mentioned before, prohibition is a textbook example of a policy with severe unintended consequences. The prohibition of marijuana and other drugs has produced unintended consequences not at all unlike those that resulted from the prohibition of alcohol in the twentieth century.
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