Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011
Published on Wednesday 10th August 2011
Current status: Closed
Closed: Friday 10th August 2012
Regulate all substances
The ban on cannabis encourages criminal and anti-social behavior: rules concerning safety and security (for growing and in the marketplace) are easily broken and this goes unpunished. Conflicts are resolved using violence.
The (world-wide) ban on cannabis is one of the pillars of the U.S. dominated War On Drugs, which has led to sizeable global violations of human rights; and severely damages both the environment, and the security of the populations of cannabis-producing lands. The ban on cannabis makes it impossible to carry out standardized controls on the product.
The ban on cannabis dissuades doctors from prescribing it to patients who could benefit from the effects; and delays the process of recognition of its medicinal applications in the treatment of multiple afflictions such as HIV and AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, and chronic pain.
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