the only difference in this scenario (illegal weed) and the scenario during prohibition (illegal liquor) is the profit and who reaps it. prohibition was ended because people were still drinking and the mob was getting all of the profits. now, the government reaps the profits both coming and going. they get money to either look the other way or to bring it in themselves and then the courts and police departments profit HUGELY when they bust people with a little herb. court fees, fines, siezed goods, etx. why would they give up such a racket? just because it's hideously unfair? we know our government a little better than that by now, don't we?
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