USA: Krigen mod narko mister opbakning

I Danmark synes tanken om at lovliggøre hash og evt

xxxxxx Ikke angivet,

04. december 2009

I Danmark synes tanken om at lovliggøre hash og evt. andre stoffer at have fået mere vind i sejlene. Det er også tilfældet i USA, hvor et flertal af de adspurgte, som er under 50 år bakker op om legaliseret marihuana. Gene Healy skriver: "... the United States has more people in jail per capita than any other nation in the world, in large part because of the drug war. At the state level, nearly 60 percent of those serving time for drugs have "no history of violence or significant selling activity" [...] The United States has 5 percent of the world's population, and nearly a quarter of the worlds prisoners -- more per capita than authoritarian regimes like Iran, China and Russia. We probably shouldn't take official Chinese prison stats at face value, but is there really good reason for the United States to imprison people at six times the rate Canada does?" Justitsminister Brian Mikkelsen har firkantet og kategorisk afvist at legalisere stofferne, men han har måske ikke fået de seneste opdateringer fra Portugal. Det har Gene Healy: "Drug warriors fear that decriminalization would make these problems worse. But recent evidence from Portugal refutes them. In 2001, Portugal became the first -- and so far, only -- Western democracy to decriminalize possession of small amounts of all drugs, including cocaine and heroin. The results of that experiment are now in. In a recent study for the Cato Institute, Glenn Greenwald reports that decriminalization has "had no adverse effect on drug usage rates in Portugal," drug-related pathologies "have decreased dramatically," and there's little public support for recriminalization."