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It’s a stretch, but some would argue that if funds were directed from programs that fight the drug war against marijuana to programs designed to promote job creation and entrepreneurship, we will be much better off. Of course, the premise behind this argument is that we won’t be worse off (some say minorities would be especially impacted) by allowing people to use cannabis at their leisure.
Certainly it is unwise to make any drastic decisions based on our desperation for economic growth, however, both sides do have interesting arguments.
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A recent article by Reuters brought the issue to our attention:
Between 1971, when Richard Nixon launched the war on drugs, and 2008, the latest year for which official figures are available Read the rest of this entry »