Support for Marijuana Legalization is Huge in Canada

Duh. Still, I was intrigued by the way they framed the question:

The majority of British Columbians think the legalization of marijuana would reduce violence related to the drug trade, an Angus Reid Strategies poll suggests.

Sixty-five per cent of the respondents would legalize marijuana in order to minimize violence, while 35 per cent think harsher penalties for marijuana trafficking are the answer. [Vancouver Sun]

This question could be criticized for putting words in the respondents' mouths. Still, it's notable that, given a choice, so many opted to conclude that violence is a consequence of prohibition. Once that concept is understood, the whole idea of a war on drugs pretty much falls apart.
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For criminals and terrorists.

"Once that concept is understood, the whole idea of a war on drugs pretty much falls apart."

This is the basis of my "aid and comfort" argument.

A public safety and national security argument for drug policy reform stops dead prohibs when I argue it with them.

I wrote to Sen. John Kerry and laid out why I consider him to be supporting "aid and comfort" to America's enemies, both foreign and domestic.

Senator Kerry:

I consider your continued support for the war on drugs makes you a major sponsor and supporter of crime on America's streets, the cartel anarchy in Mexico and the chaos and instability caused by well funded stateless terrorist groups, especially the Taliban.

Since the beginning of the

Since the beginning of the 20th century, most countries have enacted laws against the cultivation, possession, or transfer of cannabis for recreational use. These laws have impacted adversely on the cannabis plant's cultivation for non-recreational purposes, but there are many regions where, under certain circumstances, handling of cannabis is legal or licensed. Many jurisdictions have lessened the penalties for possession of small quantities of cannabis, so that it is punished by confiscation or a fine, rather than imprisonment, focusing more on those who traffic the drug on the black market.

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