Comment: why cannabis legalization is a good thing

The traffic light parties want to legalize smoking weed. There is still a lot to be done to achieve this. A comment on this.

The legalization of cannabis planned by the traffic light parties is a good thing for many reasons. Because let’s be honest – if you want to smoke a joint, you can get weed on almost every corner, especially in larger cities, and in case of doubt also in the schoolyard. We smoke anyway. Regardless of whether it is legal or illegal.

There is much to be said for the cultivation, trade and consumption of Intoxicant finally to steer in an orderly way: The Judiciary is relieved of tens of thousands of proceedings because of small amounts of the intoxicant. The possession of small quantities for the own use is no longer persecuted in most federal states. The state can count on additional tax income be happy.

Consumers would no longer have to buy cannabis from dubious origins and thus tacitly buy them organized crime support – the warnings about cannabis that is highly hazardous to health because it is adulterated with chemicals have recently increased dramatically.

There is still a lot to be done to ensure that legalization is successful. The state must production rules so that in the end, criminals do not benefit from legalization again, as in the Netherlands. Continue reading:Are German pharmacies now becoming coffee shops?

You don’t even have to look for role models in US states like California. Even in Germany, medical cannabis is already legally produced in small quantities. Exactly this substance will be needed in the future in much larger quantities for “consumption for pleasure purposes”, as it is called in the most beautiful official German.

The expected tax revenue should be in Protection of minors and addiction prevention flow. Those who smoke weed every now and then are by no means addicted. Especially when consumers are informed about side effects, long-term consequences and the risk of addiction without prejudice.

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