The criminalization and prohibition of cannabis has been an abject failure and should be ended as a federal public policy, according to the findings of a new issued this week by the .
States the report:
“The NLG believes that ending the prohibition of cannabis would offer multiple benefits. Legalization would help transform theand allow more users to acquire treatment if necessary. Each of these goals is consistent with sound economic, criminal justice, and public health policies.”
The authors of the report recommend rescheduling cannabis from its present, revisiting the United State’s involvement in international drug control treaties, and ending the practice of civil asset forfeiture by law enforcement agencies. The report also call for the passage of additional statewide legislative and initiative efforts depenalizing marijuana use and possession.
Full text of the report, “High Crimes: Strategies to Further Marijuana Legalization Initiatives,” appears online .