Friday, August 17, 2007

Chart of the Day: World Cannabis Laws

The chart above (click to enlarge) shows how marijuana laws vary around the world.

Note: When it comes to cannabis, the U.S. (most states) is more of a police state than even Russia or Iran. For example, smoking pot in Iran is technically illegal but enforcement is next to nothing.

We arrest 1.7 million Americans annually for drugs (including marijuana), and will spend about $50 billion this year on the "War on Drugs." See the "Drug War Clock" here (updated every second) - we've spent about $30 billion so far this year on that war... By comparison, the War in Iraq cost $50 billion during the first full year (2003), increased in each of the following years, reaching about $100 billion in 2006.


4 Comments:

At 8/17/2007 8:11 AM, Blogger Mark said...

It is a great shame that the western world declares war on its own citizens. If only EVERYONE would join in with the activists, then western governments would have to change the way they behave towards the people paying their wages.

 
At 8/18/2007 4:27 AM, Blogger usualredant said...

Ola!

There is a mistake at the map.
Germany has not decriminalised Cannabis! It is illegal and people are going to jail every day!

Please fix this!
Steffen

 
At 2/24/2008 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hola!
thought in Germany are small amounts decriminalized and of course smoking cannabis itself is not a crime, only the possesion, growing and selling of it is a crime.

saludos
J├╝rgen

 
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