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Weed of Mass Distraction

The Canadian government is, apparently, looking at plans to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. That’s something that’s long overdue, but it’s a start. Unfortunately, David Murray, a special assistant in the US Office of National Drug Control Policy has been up to Vancouver to suggest to Canada that it just says no.

According to this report, “Murray said that if Canada moves to decriminalize, more young people will use marijuana, police resources will be strapped, and the most vulnerable minority communities will be the most negatively affected by the increased accessibility.”

The first point might well be true, the second almost certainly is not and, as for the third, well, that’s just plain insulting.

Via Reason’s blog

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