Pubdate: Sat, 22 Nov 2014
Source: Economist, The (UK)
Copyright: 2014 The Economist Newspaper Limited
Author: Robert Sharpe


SIR - The United States has almost twice the rate of marijuana use as 
the Netherlands, where the drug has been legally available for 
decades. The criminalisation of people who prefer marijuana to 
martinis has no basis in science. The war on cannabis is a failed 
cultural inquisition, not an evidence-based public-health campaign. 
It is time to stop the pointless arrests and instead legalise 
cannabis and tax it.

Robert Sharpe Policy analyst Common Sense for Drug Policy Washington, DC
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