I see your point, but the greatest hypocrisy of our societies is to criminalise cannabis while allowing alcohol. Every October, Munich celebrates the world's largest drug festival. In Bavaria, beer is classified staple food and hence enjoys tax relief.
Yes, because drug legalisation is the height of civilised society.
It is, I didn't mean to question that. But what does it tell us if Uruguay is more progressive than Colorado, and Colorado more progressive than most of Europe?
I think it's Uruguay who became the first nation to totally legalise it at the end of last year.
We like to think we're progressive, but in fact we're backwards cunts.
Alcohol is legal in all other countries too. On this background, outlawing a less dangerous drug like cannabis is fucking ludicrous. Either ban alcohol (which didn't work back then in the States), or legalise cannabis.
Why not legalise it and have dealers pay taxes? There could be quality tests to prevent ugly fraud/hygiene issues, and crime would be fundamentally get rid of one source of income. Instead of spending lots of money for police, much tax money could be earned by something similar to tobacco tax.
I'm not even a cannabis smoker, but outlawing it costs loads of money, supports crime and is generally ridiculously hypocritical.