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The Independent asks The Big Question

The Big Question: Is it time the world forgot about cannabis in its war against drugs?
Very interesting article by Michael McCarthy.
It asks most of the right questions and actually talks about the costs of prohibition!
Now, my goal is the legalization and regulation of the entire drug market to put the majority of the black market out of business. But certainly taking cannabis out of prohibition would be a great first step.
Of course, the prohibitionists would fight it tooth and nail, partly because they would see it as a first step, but also because cannabis is the biggest part of their business. They see themselves losing a lot of power and budget if cannabis is legal and regulated.
And as the article says:

So what are the chances that cannabis will cease to be internationally outlawed?
With the US running the show? Don’t hold your breath.

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