Through a very ardent article entitled "Discard, again, prohibition ', recently signed by the editorial team of« New York Times », openly sought the legalization of cannabis, stressing the need to change the federal law that prohibits as today use of the substance. It refers, in fact, typical example of Prohibition (1920-1933), which he "created more problems than they solved. He was 13 years during which people continued to drink, otherwise law-abiding citizens were criminals, were created and flourished criminal syndicates. "
Since late 2012, two States, Colorado and Washington - after the green light given to prejudice President Barack Obama - have passed legislation that allows the use of cannabis for recreational purposes. Meanwhile, six other States have legalized for medical purposes (therapeutic cannabis), bringing the total to 23.
This is bringing in some serious tax money that is being used to strengthen the community, provide free education, and is cleaning up the streets in the process. How can anyone argue with this?
And let’s not forget the indirect economic benefits other companies may be experiencing from marijuana legalization. Bakeries, grocery stores, pizza shops, and restaurants will see a positive impact in the numbers they bring in. Marijuana is known to stimulate hunger, so the legalization of pot will be better for the economy in a variety of ways.
With over 100 legal dispensaries available in Colorado right now, we need to ask ourselves. Which activity will lead to more destruction, violence, unhappiness, crime, and chaos within a society. Going out and drinking alcohol at bars? Or smoking weed in cafes? With the statistics now making it undeniable that the legalization of marijuana was the right decision, and we need to be more open to the idea of legalizing marijuana. Not only for the sake of preserving basic human rights, but also for the good of society and the economy.
As mentioned extensive feature of «Economist» titled "The great experiment", "more and more Americans are in favor of legalization." Whilst emphasizing that such an exercise is harder than it looks, cites three major benefits if America finally dared: the government will no longer be forced to spend huge sums to capture and imprison users in otherwise clean record. Will increase state revenues from legitimate taxation of cannabis. We will combat crime. At present, however, the US Federal government puts obstacles. Marijuana remains illegal substance and even placed in the same category as heroin.
George Soros talks about the global war against illegal drugs, for each country has long lost. Featuring tactics against drugs "ineffective and a waste of money," argues the major survey of London School of Economics entitled "Putting an end to the drug war," signatory important economists and calling on governments to see things differently. At least one trillion US dollars have been spent in the war against drugs, which ultimately failed to stop the global illicit market that makes a profit $ 300 billion annually.
Cannabis is about to be legalized in the states of Alaska, California, Maine and Oregon.
Sources: The Spirit Science, David Pakman Show
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