Recently, the Huffington Post ran an article stating that according to more than 300 economists, the U.S. government could potentially save $13.7 billion dollars by not enforcing the prohibition and taxing it like tobacco and alcohol.
As someone who has always been pro-legalization, I found this interesting and saw it as a ray of light through the thunderstorm that is this ridiculous marijuana prohibition.
So, if it could potentially save the States billions of dollars, what about Canada?
According to the 2009 Angus Reid poll, 53% of Canadians were in favour of legalizing cannabis.
Obviously, possession, trafficking and growing of marijuana is illegal in Canada.
Simple possession ( anything under 30 grams ) can result in a maximum $1000 fine or six months in jail, and trafficking can result in anything from a slap on the wrist and a fine to jail time.
Drug prohibition in Canada started in 1908… Continue reading
There’s another attempt in Tennessee to try to legalize marijuana for medical use. Advocates say 25,000 sick Tennesseans use pot.