Pubdate: Fri, 03 Feb 2006
Source: New Mexican, The (Santa Fe, NM)
Copyright: 2006 The Santa Fe New Mexican
Author: Kirk Muse
Note: Titled by MAP


In a recent Los Angeles Times article titled: "A Czech toke on 
freedom" the author wrote that in the Czech Republic adults may 
legally possess and grow small amounts of marijuana. The article said 
that Czech citizens use marijuana at higher rates than any other 
Western European country.

Therefore, according to the logic of our drug war cheerleaders, the 
Czech Republic must have a very high crime rate.

When I did a Google search for "crime in Czech Republic" I found that 
they have a homicide rate of 2 per 100,000 population. Their rate of 
robbery & violent theft was also at 2 per 100,000 population.

Drug offenses are listed at 1 per 100,000 population per year.

I suggest that the readers compare the U. S. and Czech crime rates, 
then decide which country has the best drug policies.

Kirk Muse
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MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom