Results of Marijuana Prohibition

Prohibition of alcohol in the United States caused the rise of organised crime and other serious problems. Eventually, even the people who had championed it called for its repeal. Similarly the prohibition of marijuana is causing the rise of Mexican drug gangs who have usurped civil authority and are killing people by the hundreds. The general public have come to the conclusion prohibition is not working and want to repeal it. However, there is a large industry built around marijuana enforcement who will not let this happen. They refuse to give up the profits even if it destroys the country in the process.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)