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Ten compelling reasons to end drug prohibition today

“Number Ten: We’re wasting human resources. The large majority are men in their prime. Given the right opportunities, an illegal cannabis grower or a meth dealer could use their knowledge and ingenuity…”

Globally, tens of millions of nonviolent people have ended up in prison for drug offenses. The large majority are men in their prime. The availability of drugs is unaffected; market shares are simply taken over by someone else. Given the right opportunities, an illegal cannabis grower or a meth dealer could use their knowledge and ingenuity to create jobs, pay taxes, and at the same time make many people in their families happy and help countless others— is it really rational that he should linger in prison for years instead?

Original Article (The Influence):
Ten compelling reasons to end drug prohibition today
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