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+Keith Newstrom recommended I join this community and start engaging with fellow attorneys. If you guys are interested in adding me or my other pages (+Daniel J. Murphy, Jr.  +Murphy's Law Offices - Federal Way Office)  back, I would appreciate it.

Here's a link to my website, as well. 

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H/T: +Keith Newstrom 
Uruguay to change world: production of legal marijuana starts today
After a sixty-year long worldwide ban on cannabis Uruguay is the first country to allow production, trade and consumption. There are some countries which already allow either consumption or even very limited trade, but production for general consumption has always been an enormous taboo. 

The president of Uruguay says ‘We are regulating a market that already exists. We can’t close our eyes to it. Repression has failed’

Outlawing cannabis all over the world has created an enormous black economy where violence, crime and corruption flourish.  It’s not only a source of petty crime by users, but the lucrative production and distribution creates mafia like structures which often spill over into other serious crime. Even worse, by criminalizing marijuana no distinction was made between soft- and hard-drugs which has severe consequences for public health.

Legalizing the whole sector including the growth on state-protected farming grounds is unique. Several countries have taken steps in this direction but always fell short of legalizing the production for general consumption.

Sure, a few states in the US allow recreational use. Some countries accept production for medical purposes. The Netherlands has a very awkward system where private consumption and even shop sales are allowed, but production and buying in the quantities needed for these same shops is forbidden, making them illegal as a company.

Uruguay now allows every family to privately grow some plants, but it will also legalize and control large scale cultivation. As an old UN treaty still prohibits any country from doing so, they plan to restrict trade of the home-grown pot to within the national borders.  

With an expected end-user price expected to be around 1$/gram the opportunity to move it to neighbouring countries is high. By using DNA-markers they will monitor spill-over to other countries.  State control over production and distribution should do the rest.

Governments have always had a sometimes bewildering desire to control substance (ab-)use. The United States did with alcohol what the rest of the world does with (other) drugs.  The prohibition during the twenties of the last century created the same black economy with similar crime and health consequences as the modern day war on drugs.

Bootlegging couldn’t be stopped and this new ‘crime’ drove large numbers of citizens into illegality. Once they crossed that moral borderline the barrier to more serious crimes was lower than ever and the resulting sympathy for high profile offenders made legends from crooks.

It makes you wonder what law-makers want to achieve. A healthy population? That could make some sense as an economy is stronger if nobody is on drugs, but for the last half century nobody seems concerned about alcohol.

It’s the number one cause of street violence, causes endless road accidents and domestic violence wouldn’t be the same without it, but all governments do is tax it.  On every glass of beer or wine we pay a contribution to the state, but even a serious alcoholic can’t cover the state expenses of fighting related crime and treating victims.

Maybe governments learned from the prohibition and alcohol is now considered untouchable. How about nicotine? Sure, causes hardly any street violence but does leave us with ridiculous amounts of people with health issues. The number one cause of deaths related to using marijuana is the nicotine used in smoking it. Again governments like to tax it, but not forbid it. 

Salt, sugar, fats? McDonalds is a prime distributor of these slow killers, but they are endorsed, not banned from school neighbourhoods. Sugar, salt nor fat are taxed, let alone forbidden and yet they kill more people than marijuana or even alcohol . 

If governments really wanted to protect their citizens they would prohibit televisions, hamburgers, bacon, coke (the legal one that is) and skipping proper breakfasts. But no, they focus on ‘drugs’. That small group of substances which is neither taxed nor produced by large corporations.

The first seeds are legally planted today and within six months people will enjoy homegrown low priced products from their garden. Or they buy it from state-controlled suppliers with a guaranteed quality. Not on the streets from a dealer pushing whatever he can get his hands on, but through shops or communal growth corporations who deliver marijuana without pesticides, ridiculous prices and the attached illegality. 

So how come Uruguay is alone and facing international criticism for violating a treaty from ’61? Shouldn’t all countries follow and legalize marijuana?

silly as it should be irrelevant but no I haven’t used marijuana for the last forty years.  However I do enjoy sugar, bacon, alcohol, and coffee. My doctor tells me that my health would improve if I smoked a joint and gave up on the rest.
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+Keith Newstrom is my rep at LawInfo and I would recommend him to help you garner additional cases. I've been on the panel for almost 3 years without a complaint. 
Looking for a Criminal Law Attorney in Tacoma/Federal Way

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The first testimonial is from one of my clients on the Lead Counsel in Tacoma.

Contact me if you're interested in more Criminal cases in Tacoma/Federal Way. 


Here's a link to the Lead Counsel Panel:
http://www.lawinfo.com/attorney/criminal-law/253/

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Great information, thanks for sharing, +Keith Newstrom and +LawInfo Legal Marketing.
What is the Penalty for Blowing 6 Times More Than the Legal Drunk Driving Limit? 

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Thanks, +Keith Newstrom for sharing! 

Point 'em out, Knock 'em out could land you 25 years in Prison

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Great news, +Keith Newstrom! 
Stop and Frisk Policies in New York City are Unconstitutional 
In the comments I will post a video of a kid being harassed by the cops in NYC for being a "Mutt." 

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