The most recent Gallup polls shows that 58% of the U.S. population favors legalizing cannabis (and that number will grow as the current generation of senior citizens dies off), but most of the presidential candidates have said they do not want to end cannabis prohibition. Meanwhile, the United States' neighbors to the north and south are serious about ending the costly and dangerous war on weed.
Next Wednesday, Mexico's Supreme Court will vote on a case that could result in marijuana legalization. From Fusion:
One of the five [Supreme Court] justices, Arturo Zaldivar, has already stated he intends to rule in favor of the plaintiffs. “We’re optimistic since at least four of the five judges are known as liberal. All we need is a simple majority,” said Aguinaco... A favorable ruling in the SMART case doesn’t mean marijuana will automatically become legal nationwide, but it will likely set a precedent or at least encourage a landslide of other appeals.
And in the north, Canada's new prime minister, Justin Trudeau (shown in the photo being arrested by the bad guys from Star Wars), said his Liberal party would start working "right away" on legalizing and regulating the sale of marijuana, although he said it might take up to two years to end prohibition.
When will the U.S. government wake up and drink the bong water like their neighbors?
Report says legalization associated with decline in youth cannabis use
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More than 2,500 years ago in western China, people in mourning gathered at a cemetery for a ritual that involved getting high from cannabis plants burning in wooden pots. It’s likely that they were trying to communicate with spirits. From Science News: Evidence of this practice comes from Jirzankal Cemetery in Central Asia’s Pamir Mountains, […]
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