Pubdate: Sun, 12 Jan 2014
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2014 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Stan White
Note: Parenthetical remark by editor


Cannabis (marijuana) prohibition is one of North America's worst 
policy failures in history. There's no legitimate reason for Canada 
to continue it for another day. Cannabis prohibition produces 
underground markets, cartels, increased hard drug addiction rates, 
contempt for drug laws, eroded constitutional rights, loss of 
freedom, escalated prison populations, corrupt politicians, race 
discrimination, trillions of dollars in wasted taxes and the list is 
growing faster than the plant itself. The sooner Canada ends cannabis 
prohibition the sooner the sky will stop falling in. A sane argument 
to continue cannabis prohibition doesn't exist.


Everyone interested in this debate is watching the events Colorado closely.
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