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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Legalize pot, stop violence!

It seems that our Canadian neighbors agree--if you end Prohibition and give people back their freedom to grow what they like, pot would be taken out of the hands of the gangs and the shootings would stop.

65 Per Cent In B.C. Want Marijuana To Be Legalized

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.

“The illegal marijuana industry is linked to much of the gang violence on B.C.’s streets,” said the poll, which asked respondents to choose between either the legalization of pot or increased penalties as a way to decrease violence.  Police have linked at least 17 of this year’s 34 homicides in the Lower Mainland to gangs or drugs.

“The poll shows that people are way ahead of politicians on this issue,” said Neil Boyd, a criminologist at Simon Fraser University.

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posted by Wes @ 6:06 AM

1 Comments:

At 9:16 AM, Blogger growerman said...

The times, they are a changin'

Before long we'll be looking back on this with the same eyes we look at prohibition with.

They've got to listen to the people sooner or later.

 

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