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  •  legalisation taxation and controlled disrtribution (15+ / 0-)

    Will put a huge dent in the income stream of the drug gangs. It is the only logical outcome after failed prohibition has run it's course. Don't be afraid! Embrace this positive change that will surely be coming our way in the not too distant future. High Blood Pressure? Medical MJ is prescribed for treatment of HBP. Paranoia? That comes from MJ that has been harvested before properly maturing.
    I suggest that you exercise due diligence in your research on this subject.

    •  Yup, I disagree with diarist and controlled distri (1+ / 0-)
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      bution (as you say is he key). It would not be good that people be able to get it without any controls, but an existing distribution model - alcohol, albeit not very effective at least people would have to be of a minimum age and show ID.

      The other big benefit you mention is the reduction of the income for the gangs, which will in time lead to reduced violence.

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