failure of cannabis prohibition – US government data demonstrates this


“Alcohol and tobacco are far more dangerous drugs than cannabis, but no one is being killed in an alcohol or cigarette black market because those drugs are legal, regulated and taxed.”

Joseph D. McNamara Retired Chief of Police for San Jose, California

Back in August I signed The Vienna Declaration to show my support for the ending of the prohibition of drugs. A new report issued by the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP) today entitled: Tools for debate: U.S. federal government data on cannabis prohibition uses US government data to show the clear failure of U.S. marijuana prohibition and supports calls for evidence-based models to legalize and regulate the use of cannabis. The British Medical Journal, one of the world’s most influential medical journals, published a supportive editorial to coincide with the report’s release today.



prohibition of cannabis: is not achieving its aims in the US, and may even worsen outcomes.

Editorial in BMJ

I call on Her Majesty’s Government to listen to the evidence, and end the criminalisation of drug use.

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crossposted at Gyronny Herald


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