Tuesday, July 1, 2008

GLOBAL STUDY SHOWS THAT DRUG PROHIBITION IS A FAILURE

TWO MINDS According to a new survey the USA has highest level of illegal cocaine and cannabis use in the world. Thank goodness the War for Drugs is working so well: "The authors found that 16.2% of people in the United States had used cocaine in their lifetime, a level much higher than any other country surveyed (the second highest level of cocaine use was in New Zealand, where 4.3% of people reported having used cocaine). Cannabis use was highest in the US (42.4%), followed by New Zealand (41.9%)". . . Drug use "does not appear to be simply related to drug policy," say the authors, "since countries with more stringent policies towards illegal drug use did not have lower levels of such drug use than countries with more liberal policies." In the Netherlands, for example, which has more liberal policies than the US, 1.9% of people reported cocaine use and 19.8% reported cannabis use.

1 Comments:

At July 4, 2008 5:24 PM, Anonymous Drug war is not just a failure but a counterproductive fraud. said...

And this proves it.
US Government Patents Medical Pot
http://blog.norml.org/2008/07/03/us-government-patents-medical-pot/

 

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