Germany and their cannabis clubs
Germany has long been an engine for growth within the European family. Though slightly behind their Spanish and Dutch brothers, German activists are planning to bring pot out into the open. In Plauen, a cannabis club has worked out the cost of policing cannabis. 800,000 Euros has been spent prosecuting non violent cannabis users in a town with a population of just under 65,000. Only 25,000 Euros has been spend dealing with drug addiction. By legalizing marijuana, police can concentrate on dangerous criminals instead of wasting everyone’s time and money running after cannabis users.
The club has a petition for people to sign which will be presented to Plauen town hall. The club argues that the police are wasting the publics money. The German drugs law is in place to protect the public. It has turned out that the prosecution of cannabis users is infact the most harmful aspect of smoking marijuana. With a regulated cannabis market, good quality, safe pot can be bought and used. Taking the black market out of the business will leave school aged kids less likely to come into contact with pot. Criminal groups don’t care about the age of their customers, so by continuing to insist on marijuana prohibition, the authorities are actually the ones putting children at risk. I know German people read this blog. If you want legal pot, you have to play your part. Speak with the guys over at www.facebook.com/csc.plauen, sign the petition and get involved. Each month new study reports the medical benefits of cannabis. Let’s legalize it and unlock it’s true potential.