Killed Over Pot

CANNABIS CULTURE – How activist support of hard drug regulations for cannabis will virtually guarantee a continuation of the ongoing police shootings and killings over small-time pot crimes.

“You have a right not to be killed. Murder is a crime – unless it was done by a policeman …”

– The Clash, “Know Your Rights”, Combat Rock, 1982

The “activists” who say pot should be treated like a hard drug

I was reading an online article by pot lawyer Kirk Tousaw the other day, which made the argument that Health Canada should – among other things;

“Amend the marketing and advertising rules to allow cannabis to be treated more like beer and wine than tobacco and pharmaceuticals.” (1)

I really don’t understand why so many pot activists are dead set on the view that cannabis should be compared to – or regulated like – one of the hardest drugs on Earth. With the exception of cigarettes, alcohol has the greatest number of drug-related deaths attached to its use, both globally (2) and in North America. (3) 

Image: https://ourworldindata.org/

Image: vox.com/2014/5/19/5727712/drug-alcohol-deaths

Cannabis harms are closer to caffeine harms than alcohol in terms of overdose and overuse deaths, acute toxicity,

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