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Recently released data from an Australian study published in the medical journal The Lancet today confirms what many have long suspected - that cannabis is the most popular drug on Planet Earth. According to the three-part research series...


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Sacha Jones (11)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:29 pm
Thanks for the post Serene.

Aparrently Aussies and Kiwis are the heaviest users of marijuana on the planet. Something is very wrong there.

Serene C (85)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:36 pm
A side note on statistics that makes this study all the more interesting:
* The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world.
* 743 adults incarcerated per 100,000 population at year-end 2009.
* 2,292,133 adults were incarcerated in federal and state prisons, and county jails at year-end 2009, that’s approx. 1% of US adults.
* Additionally, 4,933,667 adults at year-end 2009 were on probation or parole.
* In total, 7,225,800 adults were under correctional supervision (probation,parole, or incarcerated) in 2009 — about 3.1% of adults in the U.S. resident population.

Prohibition has helped fill our Prisons and Jails to capacity. Violent criminals, murderers, rapists and child molesters are released early to create space for so called ‘drug offenders’. Half of court trial time and also a huge chunk of police officers time is pointlessly wasted. Enormous untaxed profits from illegal drugs fund multi-national criminal empires which bribe law enforcement authorities and spread corruption faster than a raging bush fire. Prohibition takes violent criminals and turns them into multi-billionaires whilst corrupting even entire countries, including our own. Our drug laws are also funding the Taliban and al-Qaeda whose illegal opium profits allow them to buy weapons and pay it’s fighters more than $300 a month, compared with the $14 paid to an Afghan policemen.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 2:36 pm
And the BEST medicine on planet earth, why the government refuses to legalize it because all those greedy pharmaceutical would go bankrupt & anyone else in the authorities that deals in it, without getting caught. Such deception, yet if one is caught they are jailed for it. Thanks Serene.
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