Saturday, January 5, 2013

Why Legalizing Pot Won't Curb the Drug War

At some point I was going to post this, so now's as good a time as any.

At The Atlantic.

Legalizing marijuana will only escalate the drug wars, as the market expands for pot, users move on to other drugs, and the "legal" regime of pot dispensaries opens up a new wave of associated crime.

More at iOWNTHEWORLD, "“Peaceful” Potheads Rob Colorado Marijuana Dispensary with Bear Mace!"

And the cartels are really winning down south. See the Los Angeles Times, "Mexico weighs pot legalization after ballot wins in U.S."