Legal marijuana cuts violence says US study, as medical-use laws see crime fall



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Comments:

14 Jan 2018 12:48 - +4325
I don't even smoke it anymore, but fuck reefer madness. The war on drugs has been an abject failure.
14 Jan 2018 12:42 - +1666
Don't worry, Sessions will get this turned around so we can get the private prisons full and increase shareholder value. Maga etc
14 Jan 2018 13:28 - +1494
I was gonna rob a bank, but then I got high.
14 Jan 2018 12:37 - +794
And yet getting drunk at a bar and beating people up is still more legal. Wtf.
14 Jan 2018 12:58 - +782
I saw a reddit post somewhere that argued it wasn’t so much a matter of which drugs were being used, but whose drugs. How long is it going to take for big pharma to enter these markets and drive up costs?
14 Jan 2018 13:51 - +211
For years, stoners across the globe have literally said that if weed were legal everyone would just chill out. So, yeah. We were right the whole time. Experience matters, people.
14 Jan 2018 13:44 - +208
Water is wet. Kittens are cuddly.
14 Jan 2018 12:48 - +144
Makes sense, I have never once been upset or angry about anything when I'm high all I seem to care about is what's in my pantry
14 Jan 2018 14:26 - +136
US study also found pizza deliveries up by 500%
14 Jan 2018 13:30 - +118
But how are we supposed to fill those prisons? It cuts down crime? We certainly can't make it legal then. You guys don't care about all those jobs that will be lost?/s
14 Jan 2018 14:03 - +92
Imagine that... when you stop arresting people for nonviolent/petty drug crimes, crime rates as a whole drop. Who’d of thunk it
14 Jan 2018 13:41 - +63
I always see AG JS as one that ignores the report and research behind it and just forces his beliefs into this specific topic.
14 Jan 2018 13:40 - +63
It's legal in Canada this year. Come visit!
14 Jan 2018 13:55 - +59
I think most smokers out there see this title and just think, "well, duuuuh"
14 Jan 2018 12:36 - +39
In related news the DEA has made a decision to replace more agents with digital kiosks.
14 Jan 2018 13:44 - +34
"Most of the marijuana consumed in the US originates in Mexico, where seven major cartels control the illicit drug trade." This is actually not true. We Americans have a rich tradition of domestic black market marijuana production. Cannabis was the number one cash crop on the US even before States started legalizing medical marijuana. [California alone produces an estimated 60-70% of our national supply.](https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/65/8/822/240374)
14 Jan 2018 13:53 - +30
I believe this is due to people having less contact with dealers and all the crime that goes with that....buying cheap weed without any issues of being arrested means you do not have to visit a shady guy in the dead of night in a dark place... Also i am sure the legal shops give free samples if there is a desperate need and the person does not have money.
14 Jan 2018 17:17 - +25
American study finds water is wet. America is dumbfounded. America implements anti-wet water bill. World is dumbfounded at america. America shouts "america best country!". World face-palms.
14 Jan 2018 14:13 - +16
Laws don't prevent crime, they classify it. There will always be a demand for pot, and someone is going to try to meet that demand. Making it illegal is what makes gangs and dangerous individuals gravitate towards distributing it
14 Jan 2018 14:08 - +16
And yet asshats like Sessions are gonna get all the progress taken away there.
14 Jan 2018 14:15 - +15
I feel like if we could just get Sessions high once...
14 Jan 2018 14:44 - +15
This just in “no shit” says anyone whose ever smoked weed
14 Jan 2018 15:31 - +14
I'll take it even a step further and say ALL drugs should be legal. What you put in your body is your business, and no one else's. However, there are consequences to that. You can drink yourself to death, and you can put enough heroin in your system to kill you. You want to do drugs? Go for it. But let's pay attention to this little fact: Notice how they don't mind when you do drugs you have to pay them for? Notice how they are talking about shit that you KNOW is bullshit like how weed is a gateway drug on the same level as cocaine and heroin? Notice how if weed is legal, and you can grow your own, they can't make a profit? You think that's a coincidence?
14 Jan 2018 16:00 - +8
You mean to tell me that Nancy Grace was incorrect when she said pot smokers will run down children with their cars if it was legalized?
14 Jan 2018 14:34 - +7
Chicago should be pleading for legalization of weed in Illinois.
14 Jan 2018 15:44 - +6
6k/pound?!
14 Jan 2018 14:19 - +5
One problem is that we see the use of marijuana as a crime
14 Jan 2018 15:10 - +5
Huh, well when there is something illegal going on, like the selling of marijuana, it gets caught up with people who are committing other crimes. Also, selling illegal drugs also turns into people fighting over it because it's illegal and there's no regulations. And wait....if we legalize marijuana....crime goes down? What?
14 Jan 2018 15:39 - +4
I admit I don't swear when I am buzzed. I cuddle my dog and watch violent Youtube videos.

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