The most marijuana-friendly nations

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    Will Proposition 19, the proposal to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana use in California, really generate the benefits that its proponents claim? That answer is hazy for one main reason: Prop 19 would go further than any marijuana law on the books anywhere. The policy would be revolutionary in the U.S., where marijuana is legal only for medical purposes—and that in just 13 states. But not even the world's pot meccas have legalized and taxed the drug from production to consumption, as Prop 19 would allow cities in California to do. Drug-policy experts, though, disagree on whether Prop 19 takes the right approach. Do other parts of the world have a more sensible system? We've put together a slideshow of how other countries in the world handle marijuana use. The list comprises countries that allow people to use the drug without facing jail time, mandatory drug treatment, or other penalties

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    I just saw a piece on France24 TV that showed street gangs in "marijuana friendly" Denmark fighting for territory because of what?????? DRUGS!!

    Legalizing just makes children easier targets and corrupts society even more.
     
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    /why would anyone smoking pot need drug treatment or to be criminalize any more than someone drinking a beer or having a coffee ?
     
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    "drugs" what kind of drug ??..and if there drugs were not prohibited why would anyone be fighting for territory ?
     
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    Not the US, unfortunately.
     
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    The kind of drugs that must be sold by criminal gangs. They aren't selling aspirin!
     
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    Wait a minute...drug mafias are fighting a war over selling a legal drug?

    I rather doubt that.
     
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    those countries realize the folly of paying to stamp out what is less a worry than beer drinking.
     
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    I never heard of Al Capone chopping off the heads of rival gang members. I never heard of him killing woman and children. But that was booze!
     
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    Tabacco companies will do the selling not Mexian cartels.
     

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