The Case For Cannabis Law Reform

The Case For Cannabis Law Reform, edited by Vince McLeod, is a book containing all the arguments for cannabis law reform, referenced with recent data. It is due for release in the Winter of 2019.

The Arguments For Cannabis Law Reform:

1. Prohibition Doesn’t Work
2. The Market Needs to be Regulated
3. People Have A Right to Freedom
4. God Put Cannabis Here
5. Cannabis is a Religious And Spiritual Sacrament
6. Cannabis is an Established Crop
7. Effectiveness of the Police
8. Effectiveness of the Prisons
9. Prohibition Harms Respect for the Law and for the Police
10. The Punishment Does Not Fit the Crime
11. The Effect of Criminal Records is Disproportionate
12. Cannabis Is An Alternative to Booze
13. Other Acceptable Drugs Are More Harmful Than Cannabis
14. An Ethnic Rights Perspective
15. It’s Easier to Stop Using Cannabis If It’s Legal
16. Cannabis Prohibition Harms the Youth
17. An Elderly Perspective
18. Cannabis Meets The Industrial Needs of This Century
19. Prohibition Funds Crime
20. It Doesn’t Matter That Awful People Support Cannabis Law Reform
21. Cannabis Law Reform is Not A Slippery Slope
22. Cannabis is a Medicine
23. Cannabis is a Tool For Personal Growth
24. Quality Control
25. Prohibition is a Waste of Money
26. The Effect on Social Cohesion
27. Governments Shouldn’t Conduct A War on Drugs Against Their Own People
28. Prohibition Corrupts the Youth
29. Prohibition Destroys Families
30. Cannabis is not a Gateway Drug
31. People Would Not Use More Cannabis if it Was Legal
32. Law Reform Would Bring Some Sense to Workplace Drug Testing
33. Prohibition Raises Prices But Also Raises Incentive to Supply
34. Cannabis Law Reform Would Not Invite Foreign Gangs Into the Country
35. Cannabis Taxation Would Not Create a Black Market For Cannabis
36. Cannabis is Not Harmful
37. It Doesn’t Matter That People With Substance Abuse Disorders Use Cannabis
38. Cannabis Does Not Cause Paranoia
39. Cannabis is Not Addictive
40. It Doesn’t Matter that Cannabis is Sometimes Cut With Other Drugs
41. Cannabis Does Not Cause Schizophrenia
42. Reform Would Not Send The Wrong Message to the Children
43. Cannabis Doesn’t Make People Impotent
44. Amotivational Syndrome Is Not A Reason To Prohibit Cannabis
45. Cannabis Does Not Lead to Crime
46. It Doesn’t Matter That High-THC Strains Now Exist
47. It Doesn’t Matter That People Have to Pay For Cannabis Users’ Healthcare
48. Cannabis Prohibition Does Not Serve the Good of Society
49. The Majority Now Wants Cannabis Law Reform
50. It Doesn’t Matter That You Know One Person Who Smoked Weed and Went Crazy
51. Fears of A ‘Big Cannabis’ Lobby Are Overblown
52. The Criminal Justice System is Not A Path to Treatment
53. Cannabis Law Reform Will Not Increase Drugged Driving Deaths
54. Reform Doesn’t Mean Stoned Workers
55. Drugs Are Not Categorically Bad
56. Prohibition is Not “Better on Balance”
57. There is No Moral Argument Against Cannabis
58. Cannabis is An Exit Drug
59. Cannabis Law Reform is Better For The Environment

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