Starting 0 hours, January 1st 2014, medical and recreational use of marijuana is allowed in the state of Colorado, USA. Certain restrictions apply, regarding public consumption, maximum weight, driving while stoned.
We always opposed the irrational drug policy, especially regarding relatively harmless marijuana. The cost of the US’ international war on drugs is mindboggling. It created huge, powerful, violent criminal cartels that move billions and almost trillions of dollars. US prisons are full of drug users, small scale drug sellers, and criminal warlords that were created by the opportunities to deliver illegal but sought after drugs.
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It is quite likely that the prohibition of Marijuana facilitated the trend towards harder more dangerous drugs, and the proliferation of synthetic drugs.
It is a known fact that the US alcohol prohibition has failed due to similar side effects.
It has also ben shown that liberation of drug laws led to reduced consumption, and obviously, lower crime rates
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Unfortunately, this law only applies to Colorado.
- We do oppose the right of pregnant women to drink and give birth to a baby with serious long term damage fetal alcohol syndrome
- We do oppose the drug war against Bolivia for not criminalizing the recreational use of Coca leaves (though we think it is wiser not to consume them in large quantities)
- We encourage discussion about total liberation of drugs for adults, while at the same time trying to reduce their consumption, as we successfully managed with tobacco.
- Drug use of minors is a problem,
- We do not recommend or condone drug use. But we want to call attention that France and Italy historically have responsible consumption of small amounts of wine for citizens of all ages, including minors.
- We also call attention to cultural and racial differences in alcohol usage. This could apply to other drugs too. Even milk’s lactose tolerance shows racial differences