420, BIPOC Profiling – Gender and Race, Social Costs and Perceptions – If We Could Do One Thing Differently to Reform the Judicial System

420, BIPOC Profiling – Gender and Race, Social Costs and Perceptions – If We Could Do One Thing Differently to Reform the Judicial System

You think a country is being really lax in it’s choice of whether or not cannabis should be legal or not. You worry about whether it’s a gateway to other worse drugs.
But what if I were to tell you that chosing to not prosecute cannabis crimes actually saves you enormous amounts of money that you could put toward the medical treatment and harm reduction of addicts that would be more likely to save lives and dollars?

Would you believe me? Well you should!

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costs of war on drugs, recidivism, harm reduction
the human cost
2015 US – total cost per inmate averaged $33,274

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Drug Offenses 67,816 46.2%
US Fed BOP
‘The typical woman in jail is poor, young, black, a single mother of two children, and a high school dropout. She has few job skills or experience, has a previous arrest record, abuses drugs or alcohol, and has extremely low self-esteem. Arrested for property crimes.’
ncjrs
prisonpolicy

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2018 – int’l per 100,000 pop

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225.27 drug-related offences per 100,000 residents nationwide in Canada in 2018.
statista
over 50% of reported incidents in relation to drug-related offences were for possession of cannabis.
sencanada
Oct 2018, 2019 legalized cannabis in Canada
justice. gc

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And that right there folks is why Justin Trudeau campaigned on legalizing marijuana in Canada. The costs of not doing so were stupid.

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