we get done with you -
you'll be an expert activist."
War Against Drugs: Prohibition causes crime not drugs.
National prohibition of alcohol (1920-33)--the "noble
experiment"--was undertaken to reduce crime and
corruption, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by
prisons and poorhouses, and improve
health and hygiene in America. The results of that experiment clearly
indicate that it was a miserable failure
on all counts. The evidence affirms sound economic theory, which predicts
that prohibition of mutually
beneficial exchanges is doomed to failure.
Medical Marijuana: Broad-spectrum relief from a
variety of ailments.
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine,
Maryland, Nevada, and Oregon have adopted
to allow patients access to this beneficial drug, which has been found to
broad-spectrum relief from a variety
Industrial HEMP: An acre
of hemp produces more pulp than four acres of trees.
The industrial hemp plant has a surprising number and
variety of uses, including textiles, paper, food,
paint, bio-fuels, bio-composites, automobile parts, plastics, bio-fuels,
bio-composites, and fiberboard.
times, people added handfuls of hemp fiber to
their clay to strengthen the bricks used for
building. In France today,
houses are being built from hemp that are
fire- and termite-resistant.
Tree-free hemp paper can be made without
dioxin and can be recycled 10 more times than
paper. An acre of hemp produces more pulp than four acres of
Marijuana and Criminal Justice: A War
against Civil Liberty and Human Rights.
For more than a decade, state and federal officials have
invoked the language of war in an effort to
eradicate the use of those drugs the government has decreed illicit. Since
then state and federal governments
have spent billions of dollars on drug courts, law enforcement, foreign
aid, and treatment and prevention
programs. Prisons now teem with drug offenders, and asset forfeiture laws
have enabled police to
confiscate millions of dollars in property from citizens merely suspected
of involvement in drug trafficking.
The U.S. prohibition on certain drugs has effected direct repercussions on
domestic and foreign policy,
criminal justice, public safety, personal liberty, health care and
countless other spheres of society.
Criminal Justice Dave Kopel