The Case For Cannabis Law Reform

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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 was released in September 2019.

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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 Medicine
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 Religious And Spiritual Sacrament
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 Prohibition is Cruel
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. Cannabis Does Not Cause Schizophrenia
41. Reform Would Not Send The Wrong Message to the Children
42. Cannabis Doesn’t Make People Impotent
43. Amotivational Syndrome Is Not A Reason To Prohibit Cannabis
44. Cannabis Does Not Lead to Crime
45. It Doesn’t Matter That High-THC Strains Now Exist
46. It Doesn’t Matter That People Have to Pay For Cannabis Users’ Healthcare
47. Cannabis Law Reform is Better For The Environment
48. The Majority Now Wants Cannabis Law Reform
49. It Doesn’t Matter That You Know One Person Who Smoked Weed and Went Crazy
50. Fears of A ‘Big Cannabis’ Lobby Are Overblown
51. The Criminal Justice System is Not A Path to Treatment
52. Cannabis Law Reform Will Not Increase Drugged Driving Deaths
53. Reform Doesn’t Mean Stoned Workers
54. Drugs Are Not Categorically Bad
55. Cannabis Does Not Make People Violent
56. There is No Moral Argument Against Cannabis
57. Cannabis is An Exit Drug
58. Cannabis Prohibition Does Not Serve the Good of Society

One thought on “The Case For Cannabis Law Reform”

  1. Hi I have been a cannabis smoker for 40 years and I have been living in fear of the justice system the hole time. I’m 60year old now living with chronic pain and cannabis is the only drug that helps. Boy have tryed and been given many drugs which are legal. I have e nded up sicker on the drugs doctors have given me and still am. Nachtic don’t help! There are many people like myself in New Zealand suffering needlessly It is time for change. I don’t want to go to jail sick, in pain just for a medical human right.

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