Prohibition didn’t work for alcohol and it’s failing for marijuana | Jeff Sparrow | Opinion | The Guardian

Why haven’t we legalised marijuana already? It’s a question brought to mind after reading Fairfax crime writer John Sylvester’s recent report on Melbourne as, in the words of assistant commissioner (crime) Steve Fontana, “the engine room of the country’s cannabis industry”.Sylvester takes the reader behind the scenes of the old-style anti-pot crusade being waged by Fontana and his men, as “detectives from the Drug Taskforce […hit] crop houses at a record rate”.Squint a little and it could be Chicago in the 1930s, with prohibition-enforcing lawmen pledging to take down the syndicates.

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Source: Prohibition didn’t work for alcohol and it’s failing for marijuana | Jeff Sparrow | Opinion | The Guardian

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