36) The logic of continuing cannabis prohibition
is as faulty as the reasons the laws were drafted in the first place.
In this context of unprecedented public receptiveness to repealing cannabis prohibition
, four centrist drug policy specialists--Jonathan Caulkins of Carnegie Mellon, Angela Hawken of Pepperdine, Beau Kilmer of the RAND Corporation, and Mark Kleiman of UCLA--have published Marijuana Legalization, a handy little paperback that aims to tell us "What Everyone Needs to Know" about the subject.
Alcohol legalisation has successfully kept the alcohol industry free from organised crime while the cannabis prohibition
has made cannabis readily available to teenagers and draws criminals into our neighbourhoods trying to sell the drug to our kids.
SIR - Since I expressed my opinion on cannabis prohibition
(Letters, May 11), I have considered all the evidence which has been presented to me countering this and further research.
He further highlighted that cannabis prohibition
was expensive and ineffective, with surveys showing up to 2.
The advocates of cannabis prohibition
continue to claim reasons of 'no medicinal use' and 'harmful to public health' to defend this unjust mistake.